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When Ross McEwan took on the top job at RBS in 2013, the bank was on shaky ground. Within six years, he had transformed it into a profitable enterprise. Now, McEwan is expected to repeat that remarkable performance at National Australia Bank
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India experienced its most severe drought for seven decades this summer. With water reserves drying up, deep flaws in the country’s water management and...
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Macau is in the midst of an economic transformation designed to meet the broader region’s growing aspirations. Its success depends on the city’s financial...
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South Korea has spent billions trying to increase its fertility rate, currently the lowest in the world. With no sign of improvement in sight,...
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The race to adopt new digital technologies is underway across all industries. In the investment sector, it can provide a huge competitive advantage
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Increased investment in property has caused house prices to hit record highs, pricing many out of the market in the process. With this in...
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Liechtenstein and its financial centre stand for sustainability. While this has long been recognised, lesser known is the principality’s holistic approach that is aligned...
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While many claim the US’ drastic recovery from the financial crash was predictable, in reality, such a rebound was by no means a foregone conclusion
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With China looking to redefine the global economy through its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, it is up to European governments to decide how they will maintain authority across their own continent
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The US economy continues to display worrying signs of ossification as growth diminishes and wealth inequality worsens. President Trump’s tax reforms have only exacerbated matters
Lacking common cents: how Zimbabwe went from economic star to financial basket case
In 2008, a hyperinflation crisis destroyed Zimbabwe’s currency. The embattled African nation appears to be heading down the same route once again, but this...
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While the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a number of European nations posting higher expenditure to revenue ratios, these pale into insignificance in...
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China is building the world’s largest waste-to-energy plant in response to a growing rubbish problem. While the sector is crucial for waste management, questions...
A new direction for the Saudi Arabian economy
As Saudi Arabia moves to diversify its economy away from oil, its private sector is beginning to truly thrive
Trade tensions are preventing US farmers from capitalising on Chinese pork shortages
Chinese pork production has been devastated by an outbreak of African swine fever. While US farmers would normally be looking to profit, trade tensions...
The Bahamas continues to go from strength to strength as an international financial centre
The Bahamas is a tax-neutral jurisdiction, making it an ideal location for companies and individuals engaging in wealth management activity
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Trading has become more accessible than ever for beginners. However, there are some potential pitfalls to avoid for those who are new to the...
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