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Despite the focus on renewable energy sources, society remains heavily reliant on oil and gas to meet global demand. Players in the sector must continue to attract investment if they are to support our energy requirements
Competitive market conditions spark innovation in Russian banking sector
The Russian banking sector has faced interest rate cuts amid a period of shifting consumer demands. Sovcombank has navigated these testing times and outpaced its competitors by embracing digital innovation while maintaining a physical presence
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As the Greek economy emerges from years of turmoil, the future looks increasingly bright for the country’s banking sector, but it must embrace digital...
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The world’s most developed nations tend to favour low tariffs, while poorer countries have retained higher trade barriers
Major tech companies are ditching IPOs in favour of direct listings – here’s why
After Spotify and Slack bypassed traditional initial public offerings for direct listings, speculation is growing over whether more tech companies will sidestep conventional routes...
Sold down the river: how Paraguay’s infrastructure gap is hurting the country’s poorest citizens
Every year, Paraguay’s capital, Asunción, struggles to cope as many of its inhabitants are displaced by flooding. Greater infrastructural investment could help alleviate the...
Banco Popular Dominicano leads the way with a new suite of digital products
Throughout its 55 years of activity, Banco Popular Dominicano has made social improvement one of its top priorities. That remains the case as it...
Playing with FIRE: how some Millennials are retiring before the age of 40
The FIRE movement advocates saving prudently in your early career to retire more than 20 years earlier than expected. But critics claim this method...
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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...
Kazakhstan’s capital seeks new role amid shifting global markets
The recently renamed capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, is joining a long list of global financial centres. Although it has a lot to do to...
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It’s easy to assume that big money influences the state of the entire global economy, but smaller voices have more of an impact than many realise
In defence of demographic decline
A shrinking working-age population has the potential to cause countless issues for developing nations. In the developed world, however, automation makes the size of a country’s workforce largely irrelevant
Can multilateralism survive the US-China rivalry?
International organisations must step up to ensure that the US’ trade war with China doesn’t have an irreversible impact on global markets
Sing the blues: trade disputes and an ageing population are hampering Singaporean growth
Trade conflicts have eroded the global supply chain and dented growth over the past year. For the export-reliant nation of Singapore, a worsening outlook...
Top 5 countries with the largest fiscal deficits
While the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a number of European nations posting higher expenditure to revenue ratios, these pale into insignificance in...
Tanzania’s hydroelectric dam project charges ahead despite environmental concerns
Tanzanian President John Magufuli is moving ahead with a poorly planned and wildly expensive hydroelectric dam project that threatens to push the country’s economy...
Learning to earn: why ongoing financial education is vital for online traders
By incorporating educational tools into its product offering, online forex and CFD broker ATFX hopes to empower new and experienced traders to make more...
Surveillance cameras have become one of China’s most valuable exports – here’s why
China’s dominance in the surveillance market has historically been fuelled by domestic demand. In recent years, though, the country has begun exporting its artificial-intelligence-powered...
Crimea doesn’t pay: assessing the economic impact of Russia’s annexation
It’s been more than five years since Russia annexed Crimea, but with contrasting financial reports emanating from the peninsula, it’s difficult to determine just...
Top 5 mistakes to avoid when you’re new to trading
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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