US stops playing by the rules
Just five countries voted against a UN resolution to condemn Russian aggression, with China a notable abstention. With the US freezing Russia’s foreign-exchange reserves, it is setting a precedent that might make reserve currency holders, like China, nervous
End of the line?
China has unveiled plans to cut financial commitments to Africa by a third over the next three years from $60bn to $40bn. What will be the impact of this?
EVs are driving market investment for batteries
The green transition is driving the development of car batteries for electric vehicle operation. Stationary energy storage to compensate for fluctuations in electricity production is on the horizon. The battery boom is creating investment opportunities in the automotive sector, in battery manufacturers and in commodity producers
China’s war against its corporate powerhouses
The Chinese government has unleashed havoc against some of the country’s largest corporations. It may backfire.
The supply chain crisis
Prices are soaring, businesses are closing and many are losing their livelihoods. Is there a global supply chain fix, and what might it look like?
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.
Digital innovation presents the dawn of the smart ports
The world’s largest ports are using technological advancements to move towards a vast ecosystem and a digitally enhanced global supply chain
Central banks are gradually warming to digital currencies
What began as a dream to wrestle control away from the state is becoming a model of adoption for the central banks that, once wary of digital currencies, are now learning to love them
Shipbuilders are staying afloat and surging ahead
Asian shipbuilders’ capacity for delivering cost-effective and complex low-emission ships is reflected in their full order books, a sign that they are cornering the market in the post-pandemic world
A fully integrated digital ecosystem for insurance
The insurance industry is being completely revolutionised by an app that enables one-click accident claims to be generated in unbelievably fast times
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Insurance firm Atradius is evolving with the times
The swift, sudden arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our working lives. As we look ahead to an uncertain future, innovation will surely be the key to success for businesses of all sizes
How culture can help explain economic development
Culture-based explanations for economic development are making a comeback, as economists try to answer an age-old question: why do some nations become richer than others?
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