Why Switzerland’s private banks are here to stay
Swiss private banking has had centuries of success, but the alpine country must make careful use of its key advantages to remain competitive in the coming years
The challenges facing the office property market
As the world slowly recovers from the impact wrought upon it by the pandemic, workers are slowly beginning to filter back to the office, but a fundamental shift towards flexible and remote working may see widespread changes in the market
Is the gig economy headed towards a day of reckoning?
Following a disastrous IPO in March this year, prompted in part by investor concerns about its employment practices, Deliveroo must now ask whether the inherent flaws in its business model are navigable
Going Dutch: Amsterdam’s rise as Europe’s next financial centre
With London adapting to post-Brexit life, the Netherlands’ capital – aided by its tech-hub reputation – is gaining ground on becoming the new number one hub of finance in Europe
NFTs: A new market for digital brushstrokes
The problem of art in the digital realm is one of authenticity. With digital assets eminently reproducible, non-fungible tokens use blockchain technology to certify originals and may just bring about a revolution in the world of digital art and collectibles
Big Oil faces big transition
After the most tumultuous year that Big Oil has endured in decades, the industry is rapidly trying to reshape itself for a new era in energy as the world accelerates the transition away from fossil fuels
Lira depreciation leaves Turkish banks vulnerable
Currency volatility, rising inflation and geopolitical tensions are some of the clouds gathering over the Turkish economy. Evren Lucas asks if the country can weather the storm
Using technology to tackle climate change
While technological innovations can help the infrastructure industry address and manage the effects of climate change, this is dependent on a willingness to adopt and integrate these solutions with significant investment, as Antonia Di Lorenzo discovers
Who wants to be a trillionaire?
The rebound in the markets has seen the super rich boost their already considerable net worth further. Selwyn Parker says the first trillionaire may be present among these beneficiaries but their crowning may not be the result of opportunism or market conditions
Finding a balance: how should global trade work?
Discussing such topics as dropping the global reserve currency through to trade deficits and Brexit, World Finance sat with Professor Pettis for a thorough conversation on the state of the world economy.
Vaccine hoarding inhibits global recovery
Wealthier countries are buying their way to a fully vaccinated population while others fall behind. Developing countries desperately need support if we are to bring an end to the global pandemic for everyone
The fight for workplace equality and inclusion
The gulf between men and women when it comes to finance is slowly closing, but there is still plenty of work to be done according to the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Kiara Taylor explains how a new generation must continue to address and promote issues surrounding financial inclusion
Akwa Ibom: the making of a Nigerian enterprise State
One of the southern coastal states of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom has undergone rapid change in recent years – thanks in large part to the five-point agenda of its Governor, Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, whose enterprise and vision put economic infrastructure above political interest, as World Finance discovers
Sustainability-linked bonds help put ESG into practice
The prevalence of environmental, social and governance themes in business today has as much to do with the pandemic as it does with changing attitudes towards consumerism and the world we live in. Businesses must act as agents of change in this shifting landscape
The future of currency: centralised or decentralised?
There is hardly anyone left who overlooked the bitcoin bull market, with BTC pushing to new all-time highs this year. Blockchain, it seems, is here to stay. The way legacy institutions and governments react will determine the future of finance. OctaFX wonders if peaceful coexistence might be an option?
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