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Legalised sports betting – what will it mean for the US?

December 17, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLEComments (0)

Looking back on gambling in 2018, it’s clear what one of the biggest and most seismic moments was. On June 14th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy placed the first legal bet in the state he represents. He made two wagers – $20 on Germany to win the World Cup, and another $20 on the local …

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Avoid GDPR Governance Penalties and Improve Your Business with Cloud Computing

December 13, 2018 • Digital Transformation, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

The introduction of the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has made the issue of data storage, access and, ultimately, overall governance vastly more significant. Indeed, with businesses inside and outside the European Union required by law to

Capitalism, Globalisation and Inequality

December 3, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depth, CommentaryComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui With rising global inequality and environmental crises, capitalism is unable to resolve the crises and thus has become an obsolete social system – The author discusses the history and impacts of capitalism, trends in globalisation, and

The Marketing Mistakes Fintechs Make And How To Avoid Them

December 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (0)

By Mike Teasdale Many fintechs think their products speak for themselves – It’s simply not true. This article discusses the rise of fintechs in the UK and five classic mistakes they make regarding marketing – and some advice on how to rectify them as

The Predicted 2020 Global Recession

December 1, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CommentaryComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen There has been much speculation recently in the press about the impending global crash and the inevitable fallout it will cause. The author analyses some of the reasons being given from some of the most well known economists around the

Behind Path Withdrawal: User-Generated Content, Fad-Trend-Megatrend and Individualist-Collectivist Behavior

December 1, 2018 • Digital Transformation, CommentaryComments (0)

By Jaya Addin Linando When Path announced that it will close down its operation, many internet users were shocked as Path was one of the most popular applications few years ago and once reportedly valued at $500 million. This article aims to analyse the

The Top 10 Financial Inclusion Heroes Who are Changing the World for the Better

December 1, 2018 • Climate Change & Society, Responsible Finance, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Valentina Loiz Despite the increased resources for providing financial access to the unbanked, 2.5 billion of the world’s adults still lack access to regulated financial services. In this article, the authors provide a comprehensive list of individuals

Digital’s Growing Influence on the Entertainment Industry’s Unstoppable Rise

November 21, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital TransformationComments (0)

Whether you’re settling down to watch your favourite TV show, listening to a new album or heading online to check the news and gossip on your latest stars, it is safe to say that the world of entertainment has become a fundamental part of our daily lives.

3 Industries To Watch As America Faces Economic Downturn

November 12, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

Since about 2010 the U.S. economy has been experiencing a robust turnaround following a near collapse in 2008. It’s been slow but steady progress, but by 2018 it was clear that the U.S. stock exchanges were operating at a powerful level, and most every

The Great Dollar Debacle

October 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Commentary, Dan SteinbockComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The share of U.S. dollar in international payments is disproportionate relative to America’s eroding global position and depends on international goodwill that Washington is shunning. U.S. dollar is changing from a safe haven to a safe