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How To Expand Into Fast-Growing, Mobile Optimised Emerging Markets – Fast

February 20, 2019 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

A conversation with Andre de Wet CEO and Founder, 2ndBase   From start-ups to different heights of business, 2ndBase helps the world’s top tech companies expand into emerging markets. As they work on the premise that you know your business and they know the right partners, local customs and how best to optimise, 2ndBase helps and introduces

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Uber: Pressure to Perform

February 19, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Commentary, Global Capital Markets, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley News that Uber’s 2018 third quarter losses have widened to $1.1 Bn with slowing sales growth, are signs of a much more difficult future for ride hailing. The concept of low cost, easily summonsed, responsive taxi services provided by part

Corruption and Economic Mismanagement in Developing Countries

February 14, 2019 • EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, In-depthComments (0)

By Kalim Siddiqui Corruption is a considerable challenge for Governments especially in the developing countries. It has become more serious over the last twenty-five years or so with globalisation and deregulation, which have led to an increased reliance on

2019: Year of the App Bubble Crash? How History Repeats Itself.

February 14, 2019 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By John Colley “When it comes to investment markets, history has a habit of repeating itself again and again and again…” 2000 was remembered as the year that the dot-com bubble burst sending significant numbers of businesses to the wall. It also

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

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 (2)

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