Do sanctions work?
Western economies have imposed crippling economic sanctions on Russia, hoping to turn the screws on its government. Although they have failed to stop the war, they send a message to China and other authoritarian governments
Who will win the lithium race?
‘White gold’ could remake the geopolitical landscape – with winners and losers on either side
The perils of market sentiment
A recent auction made headlines after one item in particular sold for 4,000 times its predicted value. There is an interesting parallel here with the trading markets, where assumptions are made but with the consequences having more far reaching ramifications
A return to supersonic commercial aviation
This summer, American Airlines pre-ordered 20 supersonic jets, joining several other commercial airlines planning for a supersonic future. But with a slew of major challenges to overcome, the journey might not be quite as smooth as some are hoping
The road to regulatory reform
The UK’s financial services sector has been thrust into the frontline of the political battle over supply side and post-Brexit reforms
How can the postal sector achieve long-term growth?
Postal services are carbon intensive and with the world preparing for a green transition, those in the sector need to start thinking about how they can reduce emissions on the road to a net zero economy
How artificial intelligence is changing the face of banking
AI is gaining traction across many different industries and its use in finance is now transforming the banking system, offering better and more targeted products and services to customers
Is inflation here to stay?
World Finance spoke with a former Bank of England adviser about rising inflation, the looming demographic crisis, climate change and the increasingly challenging role of central banks
Nuclear’s new resurgence
After years of decline, nuclear is surging back into the spotlight amid the ongoing energy crisis. Could it prove to be the solution to Europe’s deep-rooted energy woes?
The evolving digital landscape of banks
Whether banks partner with fintechs to speed up the digital journey or compete against them, one thing is for sure, the real ‘Big Bang’ in digital transformation has yet to come
Going against the stream
Reed Hastings brought streaming to the masses with Netflix, but as more competitors crop up, can he keep the business at the forefront of the industry with his plan to supercharge original content and offer customers a cheaper, ad-supported service?
Attempting to save the planet
With the global climate at a tipping point and summit efforts amounting to little more than rhetoric in recent years, US President Joe Biden’s $479bn climate change package has come just in time
What happens when a country runs out of money?
Sri Lanka offers a sobering lesson on the perils of sovereign debt and the political bacteria that thrive in a power vacuum
Brazil is back
The last four years have taken Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva from a jail cell to Brazil’s presidential palace. In a political comeback of unparalleled proportions, the nation’s new president-elect is now returning to finish the work he started two decades ago
A snapshot solution for delivering personalised wealth management services
Photographers rely on a wealth of knowledge and experience to help them capture their subject, to pick out details that we might not otherwise see and to make an art out of observation. It is not too dissimilar to the job of a wealth manager
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