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
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?
Carnegie assesses the trends that will drive global recovery
The pandemic will continue to affect the world economy in 2021 and 2022. The focus will be on economic recovery, while underlying megatrends are reinforced
Innovation and sustainability: setting global standards for responsible mining
Hindustan Zinc operates in the state of Rajasthan, which faces the challenge of water scarcity. Hence it falls upon such companies to lead and set an example when it comes to addressing the various challenges of sustainability by utilising digital technology and embracing innovation in all its operations
Macau’s development of the ‘smart city’ still on track
The outbreak of the pandemic in 2020 had a catastrophic effect on the GDP of Macau – due in large part to the shuttering of the tourist industry. But, as ICBC (Macau) explains, a quiet digital revolution has ensured that ‘smart city’ plans remain on course
Central Bank digital currency to spell the end for crypto?
Do the central banks have a digital master plan in place that will see them derail bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies before they have truly been established as a viable, decentralised alternative to fiat?
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