Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...
Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021
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...
Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020
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...
Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020
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...
Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020
Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...
Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020
The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...
Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Three Japanese-born researchers won the Nobel Prize for Physics for inventing the LED lamp, a boon in fighting global warming and aiding people in poverty.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Volkswagen, Europe's biggest car manufacturer, was set to take full control of Swedish truck manufacturer Scania after a small but crucial shareholder agreed to sell its shares.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Swedish truck maker Volvo is cutting 2,400 jobs in addition to 2,000 cuts the group announced in October, in a move aimed at boosting falling profitability.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Swedish ball bearing manufacturer SKF announced a decrease of its net profit in the third quarter, amid lower-than-expected sales in its industrial business.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: Troubled telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson said it was confident about prospects this year as more operators boost network capacity to meet growing demand for video streaming services such as YouTube.
PARIS, FRANCE: Renault has sold its stake in Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo AB for €1.5bn to cut debt and make strategic investments.
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.