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Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

May 30, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Global Capital Markets, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Francis Koh and Boris Liedtke Singapore like other ASEAN countries is also confronted with the universal challenge of retirement funding. Nonetheless, the authors argue that Singapore can address such headwind through a number of policy changes and that Singapore is uniquely placed to be the premier Asset Management Hub for the ASEAN region.  

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Insurance Disruption and the Return to a Purpose-Driven Business Model

May 28, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Business Ethics, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Amy J. Radin With the accelerating speed of change brought by technological advancements, how will insurers sustain their purpose at the same time deliver shared value that supports economic returns as well as the well being of society? In this article,

How the Caribbean Government can Strategically Address the Different Challenges Facing the Region?

May 26, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Americas, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Miguel Goede The Caribbean is a diverse group of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). While the region presents various growth opportunities, it is grappling with a number of challenges such as climate change, resulting in devastating hurricanes. By

On the Joy of Not being a Listed Company

April 3, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, ChinaComments (0)

By David De Cremer Being a listed company sure is beneficial and puts on an immediate and direct effect on the different aspects of the company. But will these effects stay in the long run or is it just for temporary convenience? In this article, Ren

The “Secret Code” of Success

April 2, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Editor’s Choice, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Ben Laker, Mark Ridley and Ian Mills What is the greatest formula for high-level success? In this article, the authors highlight the significance of fulfilment, control, resilience, influence and communication in making performance at its best. Armed with

Going Beyond the Boundaries: Renta 4 on Discovering the Growth Potential of the MILA Market

April 2, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Americas, Global Capital Markets, Global Insights, Top CFO/Financial Director Interviews, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

A conversation with Mr. Tristán González del Valle Chavarri, Institutional Business Director at Renta 4 Banco and Chairman at Renta 4 Luxembourg As the dividing line between technology and finance continues to blur, players in the finance industry are

When Technology Meets Finance: An Interview with CFO, Rabobank Asia Niels Boudeling

April 2, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Banking Innovation, Strategies for the Changing World, Top CFO/Financial Director InterviewsComments (0)

Finance leaders are aware of the tremendous impact of technological advancements and of the need to improve their business strategies to keep their competitive advantage. In our conversation with Niels Boudeling, CFO at Rabobank Asia, we explored the changing

The QFC, a Platform for Growth in Qatar and Beyond

April 1, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, Middle East & Africa, Top Investment DestinationsComments (0)

By Haitham Al-Salama Looking for top business and investment destinations in the Arab world? Dr. Haitham Al-Salama, Chief Economic Advisor at Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) and Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance, highlights in this article the

Are Smaller Firms More Export Competitive? A Study of Brazilian Firms

April 1, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATIONComments (0)

By Roque Zin, Paulo Barcellos and Syed Akhter This article analyses the export performance of Brazilian firms from 2002 to 2010, when the Brazilian currency became stronger.  Firms were classified according to their size (micro, small, midsize and large) and

Earn Billions in North Korea: Here’s How

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, World Politics, Asia - Pacific, Top Investment Destinations, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Shepherd Iverson This is not a parody for THE ONION, but a pragmatic proposal to reunify Korea with your money, in exchange for resource ownership, construction contracts, licensing agreements and temporary business sector and market monopolies in northern