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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 landscape of the finance industry and the impact of digitisation to the roles of CFOs. We …

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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

What it Takes for Chinese Companies to Succeed Abroad

February 2, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (1)

By David De Cremer International expansion is one of the keys to a firm’s success and stability. In this article, the author outlines how Chinese companies can become truly international in reference to the procedures and philosophies in place for one of

Feed the Future of Agriculture with Vertical Farming

January 18, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & SocietyComments (0)

By Mark Esposito, Terence Tse, Khaled Soufani and Lisa Xiong One big misconception is that produce grown from nontraditional methods is of lesser quality, and it’s time to put it to rest. In this article, the authors elaborate on the much needed innovative

Skills and Knowledge: An Imperative for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

January 15, 2018 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Bitange Ndemo Today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world requires societies to adopt a culture of life-long learning. There is much the countries of the Global South can do to close the technology gap between them and the Global North, and capitalise on

What the West Can Learn from the ASEAN Way

November 26, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Asia - Pacific, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Edgardo Angara The rise of ASEAN shows how consensus-building, more than the rule of the majority, can help nations overcome religious and racial divisions to achieve shared goals. The West, too, can learn from the ASEAN way of musyawarah (consultation)

The Changing Nature of Country Risk in the Age of Globalisation and Donald Trump

November 23, 2017 • EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump Administration, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Michel-Henry Bouchet In today’s global economy, the concept of Country Risk has been evolving. In this article, the author elaborates on the changing nature of country risk, recent events to be considered, and how socio-political stability is a must for

Everyone Should Know How Long the American IRS Can Audit

November 20, 2017 • Personal Finance, Strategies for the Changing WorldComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood The American IRS is known throughout the world, and FATCA, the US global reporting law, has extended its reach.  Everyone should know how long the IRS has to audit or collect taxes under several different statutes of limitation.   Around