Will commodities be the best investment of 2021?
Commodities look set to dominate as the world struggles to get back on its feet following the COVID-19 pandemic. Copper and gold both thrived...
Top 5 financial services that are ripe for automation
AI and automation will enable financial services institutions to redefine their resourcing models, freeing up their best talent to focus on higher-value work
Selling off corporate art to stem pandemic losses
Many companies reacted to the global pandemic by looking to reduce their corporate art collections to generate funds but this process can also positively...
Digital innovation presents the dawn of the smart ports
The world’s largest ports are using technological advancements to move towards a vast ecosystem and a digitally enhanced global supply chain
Light within the darkness
As we head towards the worst global recession in 75 years – we look into some of the biggest downturns over the past 150 years – and the billion-dollar companies that were born out of them
Sea of debt
When the global pandemic struck in 2020 the world was brought to a standstill. Government lending and support was swift and unprecedented in its levels but at what long-term cost?
A money evolution
Cash usage is falling at unprecedented rates in economies across the world, and many believe the pandemic may have hastened the trend. But are we prepared to do away with paper money altogether?
Gibraltar’s financial services will benefit from decision
Gibraltar gets the green light for market access to financial services as set out in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. A proposal for wholesale and...
Sustainable investment boom sees huge surge in ESG funds
With the rising popularity of ESG funds, investors have to be careful not to fall foul of greenwashing. Proposed EU regulations may help them...
Top 5 ways that GDPR has impacted digital banking
GDPR has created a more challenging regulatory landscape. However, it also presents new opportunities for the digital banking sector
The Swedish experiment: was it forward-thinking or not?
Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 strategy makes for an interesting case study. But will history remember the approach as a success story or a costly failure?
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Rethinking capitalism in the post-pandemic world
The challenges faced due to COVID-19 are daunting, but also offers an opportunity to hit the reset button in a way that hasn’t been possible during the last 75 years
Investors are moving in on music as an asset class
Recently established music royalty investment trusts such as Hipgnosis Songs and Round Hill Music seek to establish music as just another asset class
Top 5 emerging fintech hubs across the globe right now
Fintech companies are bringing disruption to all segments of finance, from payments to wealth management. A number of cities are poised to unlock business...
Could the pandemic spell the end of corporate travel?
The pandemic has all but eradicated corporate travel within the last year, leaving airlines and hotels reeling from the effects. We assess the damage...
There is an increasing need to build a sustainable future
A comprehensive study of 10-year trends has discovered that private investment in new infrastructure has declined steadily since 2010 and a future of inadequate...
Out of office: the global shift towards remote working
The pandemic has transformed the way we work, with many questioning the need for a central office space in the future. But what does...
Open banking: a success story waiting to happen
Over two million people and small businesses are using open banking enabled services in the UK, after an industry shake-up changed the way banking...
Top 5 ways that the finance industry can prepare for AI
The rise of artificial intelligence is inevitably going to have a disruptive effect on businesses across every sector, but further transformation is expected
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- Open banking: a success story waiting to happen
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- Banking sector recovery will require trust and good faith
- Embracing the new normal in the Philippines
- Out of office: the global shift towards remote working
- Investors are moving in on music as an asset class
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