The World Bank reaches a crossroads
The World Bank has a new president to guide it through taxing times, but can this pillar of the international financial system adapt to an era of rapid geopolitical changes and rising nationalism?
Guaranty Trust Bank’s sharpened focus is a boon to its digitalisation drive
Banks are embracing new digital technologies at breakneck speed, but such rapid innovation should always be centred on customers’ best interests
Russia’s stagnating economy
Behind the facade of an assertive foreign policy, many believe that Russia maintains a spluttering economy. Doubts remain as to whether Putin’s re-election earlier this year will do anything to reverse this economic stagnation
The petro-yuan could usher in a new era for global energy
China’s decision to push forward with the Petro-yuan appears to be a challenge to the US’ global energy market hegemony, but it remains to be seen if it can make a significant impact
Mozambique’s dramatic economic reversal
In a reversal of fortune befitting a Greek tragedy, Mozambique’s loss of IMF fiscal aid following the discovery of a clandestine $2bn loan in 2016 has turned it from one of Africa’s success stories to an economic basket case
Counting the cost of plastic pollution
Plastic continues to fill the world’s oceans at an astonishing rate, inflicting major environmental damage. The cost is not merely to the natural world though, as the economic impact of this man-made predicament is also immense
US vs China: who prevails in a trade war?
The tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump earlier this year push his country closer to a trade conflict with China. Looking at the history of trade wars, a US victory could prove elusive
Start-ups are growing like never before thanks to economies of scale
Economies of scale have come to define the modern business landscape. With progress in technology, start-ups are only going to become more ambitious
As more Millennials are choosing to freelance, employers must evolve to suit employees’ needs
Millennials are going freelance in their droves. Companies will have to transform beyond recognition to lure modern workers away from the freedom of being their own boss
For richer for poorer: the economics of marriage
Marriage is an expensive affair. However, long-term, married couples enjoy significant financial advantages – as long as they don’t get divorced
Green bonds: thinking strategically about climate change
Green bonds are a relatively young financial instrument, but their appeal to investors with environmental concerns makes them integral to the fight against climate change
Ana Botín: the most powerful woman in finance
Ana Botín may have followed in her father’s footsteps by taking the reins at Santander Group, but she’s made it clear that she’s forging her own path
Turbulent times ahead for commercial airlines as soaring fuel costs leave profits grounded
After a man was filmed being forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight, many have questioned why airlines overbook flights. But in an industry that operates on the tightest of margins, there isn’t much choice
Why investing in STEM industries could drive growth in the US’ ailing southern states
The US South leads the country in poverty, joblessness and ill health. But why is the American Dream dying in the South, and what can be done to save it?
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