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Like many countries around the world, Portugal is faced with an ageing population. With a new economic approach and emphasis on financial literacy, though, Portugal can turn this daunting challenge into a multibillion-dollar opportunity
Standard Insurance is pushing industry-wide change in the Philippines
Standard Insurance has led the way in industry development in the Philippines. As such, the company is embracing the opportunity to adapt further to...
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The world’s most developed nations tend to favour low tariffs, while poorer countries have retained higher trade barriers
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China has profited greatly from international trade over the past 70 years. If the country is to maintain its impressive growth trajectory, though, it will need to adopt a new approach to development
Saving a derailing India
After two decades of strong growth, the Indian economy has started to falter. A bold shift in government policy is key to getting the country back on track
Germany versus the ECB
Having driven European growth for decades, Germany is now on the brink of recession, prompting fears of an economic retreat. Consequently, the European Central Bank is being forced to exhaust the tools at its disposal to keep the bloc running smoothly
Software firm Vertex delivers a reality check for real-time tax reporting
Optimising the benefits of instant data sharing among taxpayers and tax administrations necessitates a pragmatic understanding of the challenges and technology required
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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...
ATFX Connect looks to China and South-East Asia for further growth opportunities
Transitioning from operating as a retail broker to an institutional broker has proven challenging for many firms. ATFX Connect has successfully managed this transition,...
Indonesia’s Iron Lady: how Sri Mulyani Indrawati reformed a financial sector riddled with corruption
Few have played a greater role in building modern Indonesia than Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. Reappointed for a second term, the world is...
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The pensions system in El Salvador underwent significant reform in 2017. The best pension fund administrators anticipated the requisite changes and adapted accordingly
Pure Sportswear fights fast fashion with recycled plastic and sustainable textiles
The fashion industry has one of the largest negative impacts on the environment. By using sustainable production methods, Pure Sportswear is hoping to change...
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