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Tor Svensson

Tor Svensson

Tor Svensson is chairman of CFI.co, and an economist, lecturer, businessman and interviewer.

World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia: Interview with Anna Bjerde

Congratulations with your Mayday promotion as World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia. Are you excited to lead the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge work in the region? Thank you! I am delighted to be returning

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Vibrant Manchester Outshining London as the Best Business City

Manchester’s ability to adapt and reinvent itself has replaced an industrial past with digital, creative and service industries. Now, regeneration and redevelopment have brought new vibrancy. During the Industrial Revolution, Manchester became the first industrialised city in the world. After

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OECD: Private Finance for Sustainable Development

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opened the third edition of the annual PF4SD Conference, highlighting the urgent need to step up action to align finance with the SDGs. We are only a decade away from delivering on the SDGs, yet progress

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Jury for AIM IPA Awards Receives Recognition

The esteemed jury members for the AIM 2018’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) awards receives recognition for their kind support when the final winners results are presented at the gala ceremony at the Armani hotel at the The Burj Khalifa (in

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Fifteen Reasons Why the Saudi Vision 2030 Plan Will Succeed

This writer is reflecting on some wonderful impressions gained – in early December 2019 – during a one-week intensive tour of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a guest of the Ministry of Finance. What first springs to mind

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AI-Powered Data Analytics is the New Gold in Health Ecosystems

Today we are living faster — and surviving longer. But the methods we used to know cannot keep up. We, the participants in the whole ecosystem — the clients, the doctors, the hospitals, the public sector, the administrators, the insurers

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Digital Health: Answer to Challenges of UN SDG 3

United Nations’ SDG Goal 3 is to ensure healthy lives and to promote wellbeing for all. In the modern day, the human body can be broken down to bits and bytes; digitalised, deconstructed and expressed in binary form. Digital doctors

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Digitalisation and 4IR in MENA: Augmented Intelligence from Data and Self-Learning

Tor Svensson and Marten Mark have a conversation with IBM’s Bashar Kilani in Dubai Bashar Kilani oversees IBM business in the Gulf Countries and the Levant, working with clients and partners across industries. Kilani has a passion for thought leadership

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Inspired Digital Insurance — Full-Stack Insurtech Innovation is the Way Ahead

Insurance goes back 4,000 years, and has not gained a terrific reputation during that period. It protects against financial loss, using risk management to counter uncertainty. Risk can be transferred to an insurer, also called a carrier or underwriter. A

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IHDpay Group: Take a Few Tech Advances and Call Me in the Morning

Tech advances are rippling across industries worldwide, challenging traditional systems in the quest for enhanced efficiency and user experience. Healthcare is one sector on the cusp of radical technological transformation. Chiang Chun Yuan, a doctor with more than three decades

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