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International Finance Corporation mobilises new investors to support ODATA expansion in Brazil

IFC injects funding to bolster Brazil's digital infrastructure in bid to see the country's economy recover from Covid-19 losses...

14 Jan 2022


Inflation close to peaking; US consumer pricing reports biggest spike in 40 years

The increase in consumer prices in the US has culminated in the largest annual rise in inflation in nearly four decades...

13 Jan 2022


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Cerrejón joint venture sale completed

The sale of Anglo American plc's 33.3% shareholding in the Cerrejón joint venture to Glencore plc has been completed...

12 Jan 2022


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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

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The Islamic Development Bank injects $252.5m into Pakistan's vital projects

IsDB provides $252.5m to support Pakistan's 'green' agenda and anti-Covid drive...

3 Jan 2022


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Wizkid and Flutterwave launch innovative global cross-border payments platform

Wizkid teams with Flutterwave, Africa's leading payments technology company since 2016, to launch new way to send money globally...

24 Dec 2021


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New financial tribes in banking identified

Three quarters (75%) of global consumers are now more likely to use digital banking in the next few months than before the pandemic...

12 Nov 2021


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AngloGold Ashanti appoints chief people officer

Lisa Ali has been appointed chief people officer, of AngloGold Ashanti, effective 2 April 2022...

5 Nov 2021


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Global pension systems study highlights gender pension gap

The 13th annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index's (MCGPI) special chapter highlights the gender differences in pension outcome...

21 Oct 2021


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Covid-19 leads to rising global debt

Last year global debt reached $226tn and increased by $27tn owing to the Covid-19 pandemic...

13 Oct 2021


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B2B cross-border transaction value to exceed $42,7tn in 2026

The transaction value of B2B cross-border payments of all payment types will exceed $42,7tn in 2026, driven by the increased popularity of e-commerce marketplaces...

31 Aug 2021


Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change
Why real estate investors can make a real difference to climate change

Climate change and its potential costs to humankind made headlines again last week. What was new was the clarity of the message...

By Kristina Foster 20 Aug 2021


POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026
POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

18 May 2021


What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers
What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021


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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020


Activist Greta Thunberg was among attendees who want the world’s leaders to prioritise fighting climate change.
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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020


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Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020


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Global e-commerce payment transactions to surpass $7.5tn by 2026

As omnichannel retail momentum accelerates, the value of global e-commerce payment transactions will exceed $7.5tn by 2026, from $4.9tn in 2021...

17 Jan 2022


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Top 10 gold holding countries

The United States (US) and Germany are the top gold holding countries in the world...

5 Oct 2021

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