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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

GLOBAL

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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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

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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

GLOBAL

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

GLOBAL

China in lockdown. EPA
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

GLOBAL

#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

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US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

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...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

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...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

GLOBAL

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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

SOUTH AFRICA

Continuous adaptation: Staying ahead of customer needs
Continuous adaptation: Staying ahead of customer needs

As customers' needs evolve, retailers must adapt to meet those needs, or better yet, stay ahead of them. Retailers must rethink the traditional test and learn cycles...

By Melissa Campbell 8 Nov 2019

CANADA

Adultery website flirts with British stock market
Adultery website flirts with British stock market

TORONTO, CANADA: A website devoted to adultery is out to woo investors with a public offering of stock in Britain...

17 Apr 2015

CANADA

BlackBerry's John Chen says the deal with Secusmart is part of a strategy to make the BlackBerry phone among the most secure in the world and build on its reputation for safe communication. Image:
BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

31 Jul 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry's Chief Executive John Chen says the company is on track to return to profitability. Image:
BlackBerry makes a small profit

MONTREAL, CANADA: Canadian smartphone company BlackBerry, under new leadership, announced a small profit in a surprising turnaround despite a huge drop in revenues.

20 Jun 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry has sold its Canadian properties, including its head office in Ottawa, for Can$305m as part of a turnaround plan. Image:
BlackBerry sells Canadian properties for Can$305m

OTTAWA, CANADA: Smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has sold most of its Canadian properties to San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Spear Street, for Can$305m (US$278m).

6 May 2014

CANADA

The Heartbleed bug has forced Canada's tax agency to temporarily shut down. Image:
Canada shuts tax filing website over 'Heartbleed' bug

OTTAWA, CANADA: Canada's tax agency shut its website on Wednesday (9 April) after warning that encrypted taxpayer data could be vulnerable to the "Heartbleed" bug.

10 Apr 2014

CANADA

John Chen says that BlackBerry is on track to return to profitability. Image:
BlackBerry still bleeding with US423m loss

MONTREAL, CANADA: The struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry reported a loss of US$423 million in the fourth quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, with revenues still falling.

31 Mar 2014



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