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Liechtenstein’s banks have had a successful year, not least thanks to their quality services and the principality’s stability. Now, the country's banks are setting their sights on sustainability as the driving force of their operations
Fukuoka G20 summit: financial leaders express concern about intensifying geopolitical tensions
Intensifying geopolitical tensions and big tech tax proposals were high on the agenda at the latest G20 summit in Fukuoka, Japan. Discussions of US-China trade disputes, however, were conspicuous by their absence
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With Boursa Kuwait among the best-performing markets in the GCC and foreign investment steadily increasing, Kuwait is ready for the opportunities that emerging market...
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Many of the usual suspects can be found towards the top of the Word Bank's 2019 Doing Business index, but there are also some...
How AVANGRID is working to meet the world’s growing electricity demands
As society’s electricity demands grow with each passing year, finding sustainable solutions has never been more crucial
The booming battery market brings significant opportunities to mineral-rich Finland
Predicted growth in the electric vehicle market will continue driving demand for battery components. For Finland, this signals a mammoth opportunity
Cities must adapt quickly to accommodate the flood of people moving to urban areas
Urban infrastructure is ill-equipped to absorb the growing tide of people flocking into cities. It’s imperative that commercial and public interests come together to...
Identity economics: how financial decisions are driven by our sense of self
Almost two decades ago, a paper promulgating the theory of identity economics was published. The primary takeaway was the notion that monetary decisions directly...
Top 5 philanthropic business leaders
Billionaires around the world are increasingly donating generous portions of their personal wealth to charitable causes. World Finance charts the most philanthropic among them
Gasser Partner’s expertise is more valuable than ever in the CRS age
Many jurisdictions have encountered problems when attempting to implement the Common Reporting Standard. Market participants in Liechtenstein can experience a far smoother journey thanks to...
Once thought of as the ultimate economic danger, inflation is now generally recognised to be an acceptable, sometimes even necessary, ingredient in the recipe for growth. However, this laissez-faire attitude could end up distorting contemporary perceptions of economic success
The eurozone’s solidarity fallacy
There is talk in the eurozone of adopting a principle of joint liability, so that credit risk can be spread equally across all member states. Many argue this will undermine stability by encouraging governments to pursue unwise fiscal policies
Financing international cooperation
High-income countries should be doing more to fight extreme poverty, climate change and inadequate educational standards. With many regional bodies suffering from underfunding, however, it may be time to introduce a global tax system to help fund such solutions
The new risks in risk regulation
With officials caught between consumers’ demands for sound financial practices and bankers’ requirements for regulatory freedom, it is possible that recent warnings over the state of the global economy are merely designed to protect regulators in the event of a crisis
The gentlemen’s club
Men have long dominated economics, with women finding it difficult to successfully break into the profession. However, with the prevalent impact of the #MeToo...
Top 5 ways AI is changing traditional finance
The financial services sector continues to evolve, as innovation, and the growth of Artificial Intelligence in particular, is driving companies to adapt with the...
How technology is driving financial inclusion around the world
The prevalence of internet banking and advances in fintech are allowing countries with large unbanked populations that have previously relied solely on cash to...
Iberdrola is using innovative technology to take the fight to global warming
Multinational utilities giant Iberdrola is one of the world's largest producers of clean energy and continues to make impressive progress in moving away from...
Carnegie Investment Bank is welcoming a new era of banking transparency
The MiFID II directive could have a hugely positive impact across every facet of the banking sector by helping to foster greater trust in...
Fubon Life is excelling by combining profitability and social responsibility
By synergising its innovate digital approach with an impressive awareness of social responsibility, the Taiwanese insurance giant looks well placed to become Asia's premier...
Top 5 tax scandals
When tax bills are in the millions or even billions, some individuals will go to any lengths to avoid paying up
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