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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

GLOBAL

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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

UNITED STATES

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015

HONG KONG S.A.R.

A shop selling Bitcoins has opened in Hong Kong. Image: AA+W
'World's first' Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong amid fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency's viability and security.

4 Mar 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

Google has bought a US$750m stake in Lenovo following the sale of its Motorola unit to the Hong Kong company. Image: Lenovo.
Google buys 5.94% stake in Lenovo

HONG KONG: Google bought a 5.94% stake in Lenovo for US$750m having sold Motorola to the Chinese technology company.

10 Feb 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

The 6-litre bottle of whisky similar to the one that sold for a record price in Hong Kong. Image:
Malt whisky sells for record-breaking US$628,000

HONG KONG: A bottle of malt whisky has gone under the hammer in Hong Kong for the record-breaking sum of HK$4.9m (US$628,205), an auction house says.

21 Jan 2014

HONG KONG S.A.R.

HSBC says websites hit by cyber attack
HSBC says websites hit by cyber attack

HONG KONG: Banking giant HSBC said Friday some of its websites had been hit by a "large scale" cyber attack that disrupted online services, but it assured customers that their data were not compromised.

22 Oct 2012

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

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...

1 Jun 2012



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