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Luxury Taxation, Good for Economic Development?

March 25, 2016 • FINANCE & BANKING, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Patrick Imam Developing countries are struggling to mobilise resources to finance social and infrastructural development. The author argues that one avenue is to tax luxury goods more heavily, which could simultaneously tackle inequality and spur development with minimal distortionary effect, as was practiced by many successful East Asian countries in

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Where Have All the American Banks Gone?

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla With the evolution of banking over the years, many banks have flourished and declined in America. It has piqued our curiosity what happened to them, did they get absorbed by larger banks or go bankrupt? Robert Wright and

Ethics in Finance: Why is it such a problem?

December 1, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Banking Innovation, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Hendry Despite the best efforts of all concerned, the financial sector continues to have a bad reputation for illegal and unethical behaviour and to be more prone to ethical lapses than other business sectors. John Hendry explores why this should be,

The Fallacy of Measurement

September 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Mark Esposito and Terence Tse  In the past two decades, the number of performance indices has proliferated substantially. There are good reasons why performance indices have blossomed: they catch attention and they make information easily

Regulation and Culture Change in Banks

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By John Mellor Responses from regulators to the failures in bank governance and standards of conduct revealed by the crisis of 2007-2008 will fall short of what is needed to restore credibility and trust in financial services. Besides regulation, a change in

The Role of Ethical Finance in the Well Being of the 21st Century Societies

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Sofia Santos According to the Report produced by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz, it is acknowledged that “…GDP is an inadequate metric to gauge well-being over time particularly

Will There be Such a ‘Think’ as Responsible Investment Banking One Day?

September 30, 2015 • FINANCE & BANKING, Banking Innovation, Global Capital Markets, Governance & Regulation, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Karen Wendt In this article, Karen Wendt, the editor of Responsible Investment Banking: Risk Management Frameworks, Sustainable Financial Innovation and Softlaw Standards, gives our readers an introduction to her latest body of work which is a collection

Greek Parliament Passes Debt Agreement, but European Democracy is on its Knees

July 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Europe, Governance & RegulationComments (1)

By Jonathan Hopkin   Almost as soon as the Greek deal was agreed, it began to come apart at the seams. Passage of the necessary legislation through the Greek parliament led to Syriza splitting in two as Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, drew on the

Boards Face Leadership Crisis In Changing Times

June 4, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Andrew Kakabadse Boards can prove easy targets for their critics. Below, Andrew Kakabadse discusses how to make boards work, and argues that directors should be independent enough to raise questions and challenge management decisions, while board diversity

Leadership as the Search for Greater Coherence

June 4, 2015 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Nathan Harter Literature around leadership is not hard to come by, but there are few texts that examine the process of leadership from where it begins – in the leader’s mind. Below, Nathan Harter analyses how great leaders have embraced the often