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The Koreas Unified and at Peace? – How about Syria, Iran and Venezuela?

May 9, 2018 • World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Peace – in the Koreas, is what the world expects; and Peace in the world is what humanity expects, the vast majority – 99.9% of the world population wants peace, but it’s the 0.1% that commands war and destruction, since war and destruction is what runs the western economy. Literally. If peace …

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We Won’t Get Fooled Again…Or Will We?

April 20, 2018 • World Politics, Commentary, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Richard Westra With the suspected chemical attack in the remaining rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on 4 April, it is apparent that the use of chemical weapons is indeed hard to solve. Needless to say, it is during these times that the citizenry needs to

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 InsightsComments (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 WorldComments (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

Yellen’s Twin Legacies – Powell’s Dilemma

March 27, 2018 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus As Yellen leaves the Powell Fed with two contradictory legacies, the question of the day is which will the Powell Fed now follow? Does it continue Yellen’s policy of relatively slow and occasional rate hike? Or does it raise rates faster, and

Women in Tech: How Email Expert Andrea Loubier is Leading the Email Revolution

March 25, 2018 • EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Digital TransformationComments (0)

Interview with Mailbird CEO Andrea Loubier Email communication plays a vital role in today’s highly digitised and complex business environment. However, being overwhelmed and frustrated by emails is inevitable. In our interview with Mailbird CEO Andrea

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

A Review of Central Bankers at the End of Their Rope By Dr. Jack Rasmus

January 20, 2018 • FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Book Review, Commentary, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Lawrence Souza   Introduction If you talk to some monetary, fiscal, macroeconomic, and financial institutional and capital market economists, some would argue that Central Banks are at the end of their rope; have lost their credibility and risk losing

China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative Promotes China Over US

January 5, 2018 • Editor’s Choice, ChinaComments (0)

By Sara Hsu China’s One Belt One Road initiative is vast and promises to greatly expand China’s soft power in Asia, Europe, and Africa by creating much-needed infrastructure. The US stance on OBOR, however, is unclear, and the lack of a clear stance on