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Active Investing? That’s So Twentieth Century

June 6, 2016 • Banking Innovation, Editor’s Choice, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Edward Morris The movement to passive investing has been unrelenting. Investors may harbour doubts that the markets are perfectly efficient, but they increasingly act as though they are, and index funds have become their investment of choice. The twentieth century, however, was a different story. The markets were rife with inefficiencies and a number

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Rejuvenating the European Economy: The Role of Islamic Finance

May 26, 2016 • Banking Innovation, Editor’s Choice, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Responsible Finance, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Commenting on the sharp decline in European banks’ share prices in the early weeks of 2016, which it described as a “concern”, the IMF advised that “a robust banking sector is required to support investment and economic recovery.”

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Duterte’s Pragmatic Agenda for the Philippines

May 20, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock While the Aquino reforms ignited great progress in the Philippines, the new president will favor inclusive growth and greater pragmatism in foreign policies that will shape Southeast Asia’s future. You might also like: Blame austerity –

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We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • Americas, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Climate Change & Society, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race, ethnicity, and racism produces thinkers who challenge the status quo. White people think that this

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A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, On US Election 2016, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is a nation deeply divided culturally and politically. On issues, values and even the meaning of the American Dream,

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The Strategic Significance of Central Asia

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By David Denoon The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states had been conquered by Imperial Russia and,

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The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (5)

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular uprising. The root of the deception was a cabal of western governments, media and NGOs on a war footing and using

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The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, In-depth, International Law, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian relief, many countries are reflecting the discomfort their electorates have with offering

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Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how ‘design’ evolved from a marginal service to a strategic imperative. Drawing upon a vast array of original, primary-source

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The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across the World

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s ChoiceComments (1)

By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map, a first step into understanding a wider and richer array of work styles and how culture