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

November 23, 2017 • World Politics, Global Capital Markets, On Donald Trump AdministrationComments (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 market-based capitalism to achieve sustainability.   1. A Changing and Multi-faceted Concept.

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Everyone Should Know How Long the American IRS Can Audit

November 20, 2017 • Personal FinanceComments (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

Indonesia Islamic Economic Project: A Disruptive Initiative for a more Just, Inclusive, and Impactful Finance

November 20, 2017 • Asia - Pacific, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Banjaran Surya Indrastomo Indonesia Islamic economic project was initiated in the periphery and has been expanding significantly in different spectrums generating both authentic and Islamic version of financial institutions. With the recent move by the

Lessons from a Bank-Free Investment: Peer to Peer Lending, Risks, and Returns

November 7, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Nicholas Read and Anthony Mahler Bonus time is approaching for many executives. So what’s the best way to put that money to work for you? The options are myriad, but the rise of peer to peer lending presents an interesting new alternative. After 20 years

Almsgiving for Bolstering SDGs

September 23, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By Randi Swandaru and Ebi Junaidi Almsgiving in Islam is not only encouraged but also obligatory under certain circumstances. The article aims to find answers on how the trend of philantrophy, together with Muslim traditions of almsgiving, can be a source of

Why Are Americans Renouncing Citizenship?

September 20, 2017 • Americas, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Robert W. Wood Every three months, the US Treasury Department publishes a list of people who have renounced their US citizenship. Trump or no-Trump, the list of Americans giving up US citizenship keeps growing.   Every three months, the US Treasury

Will Central Banks Survive Mid-21st Century?

September 17, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Jack Rasmus The global economy has its eyes on the gathering of central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In this article, Dr. Jack Rasmus comprehensively elaborates on the central banks’ nine-year experiment, its inevitable transformation, and

Are We on the Verge of Becoming Western Money Slaves?

July 23, 2017 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Peter Koenig Masked by economic “innovations”, the New World Order continues work its way to total world manipulation. In this article, Peter Koenig elaborates on the Order’s intricate and imprisoning strategies in its attempt to enslave all of us

Navigating the Investment Minefield

July 10, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Responsible FinanceComments (0)

By H. Kent Baker and Vesa Puttonen Fraudsters are always on the look out for prey – investors they can manipulate and take advantage of. The authors discuss 8 traps you should look out for in navigating through the investment minefield. After all,

Hedge Funds: Past, Present, and Future

June 4, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By H. Kent Baker and Greg Filbeck “Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the