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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 who have been working on initiatives aimed at promoting financial inclusion in order to achieve

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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

Platform Strategy and Uber’s Exit from China

October 6, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By John Colley This article assesses the necessary conditions for effective platform strategy by considering the evolution of the ride hailing industry and Uber’s late entry to China. Conclusions include the consequences of being slow in markets dominated

Ethiopia – A Case Study in Take-Over by Western Interests

September 26, 2018 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Peter Koenig Ethiopia is a landlocked country, bordering on Somalia which is dominating the Horn of Africa. Due to several border conflicts during the past decades with Somalia, many of them supportive of Ethiopia by the US military, the border between

The Return of the Feudal World?

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John Hulsman and Boris Liedtke In today’s post-industrial economy, it is evident that world politics is under radical restructuring. More precisely, as the authors argue, the model of nation-state has come under attack from below – in the form of a

Boosting the Philippine Economy through Sustainable Tourism

July 26, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Asia - Pacific, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Fernando Martin Roxas, John Paolo Rivera, and Eylla Laire Gutierrez Sustainability has become a concern in the travel and tourism industry. Stakeholders need to fully understand the issues, identify the root causes of the problem, and create interventions

Making Financial Advice Affordable to the Masses in the Age of Digitalisation

July 24, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Tim France-Massey Many people in the UK struggle to navigate their way through uncertainty in the current financial climate and achieve their financial planning goals. However new regulations have resulted in a market influx of fintech companies and

Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for Insurance Incumbents?

May 31, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Digital Transformation, Banking InnovationComments (1)

By Karel Cool, Christophe Angoulvant and Brian Rogers The article gives data on global investment in InsurTech ventures and discusses the most common strategies and business models these companies have pursued: technology-upgrade, customer-disintermediation,