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The debt shackles return
The pace of overall growth in the global economy is increasing. However, this economic expansion also brings a rise in the level of public and private debt, which could pose a serious threat to the long-term health of global markets
Defusing the US-China trade conflict
The tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump earlier this year have moved his country inextricably closer to a trade conflict with China. That being said, many believe this clash has been many decades in the making
Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB scandal
Goldman Sachs is under investigation in at least six countries for its role in the scandal engulfing the 1Malaysia Development Bhd state fund
Top 5 regulatory concerns currently facing financial institutions
Financial institutions are subject to an ever-growing set of regulations, putting immense pressure on staff to comply with each requirement. Non-compliance is not an...
European Central Bank confirms end of quantitative easing programme
Weeks before the euro’s 20th birthday, the ECB announced it will wind down its bond-buying programme. The move sends a signal that the eurozone’s...
Green sukuk will be vital to achieving COP21 goals
In light of the mammoth environmental challenges we face, Islamic banking is attempting to change the world for the better with green sukuk
Why wine continues to be one of the most secure global investments
Even in times of economic strife, demand for wine has consistently outstripped supply, making it the perfect investment
EU-Japan trade deal ratified by EU parliament
The EU-Japan trade deal will come into effect on February 1, 2019, removing over €1bn of duties paid per year by EU companies
Top 5 ways to encourage more women into senior finance roles
Many countries are now imposing quotas to redress gender pay inequality in the financial sector. However, there are more sustainable ways to improve female...
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