Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: PM Should Appoint Envoys If UK is Serious About Free Trade Agreement with India

Every community in both countries stands to benefit from an accord that will stand the test of time and be mutually advantageous. Free, independent, and democratic, India is a powerhouse that will play a pivotal role in world affairs, and

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CBRE: Proptech Fuels Commercial Real Estate Leasing Market

It is easier than ever to evaluate and compare the features and prices of residential rental properties. The obvious first step to find a rental home or apartment is to go online. Filter by size, number of rooms, equipment, location,

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Paul Horrocks, OECD: Risk, Return, Impact – SDG Aims Need a Shift of Focus

Russia’s war on Ukraine and interruption of global food supplies has put greater pressure on the development system. Development finance resources will need to increasingly mobilise the private sector. The private sector, meanwhile, is looking for more access to ESG

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Tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

My Lords, Her Majesty bequeaths to our country and people continuity, certainty and the strengths embedded in the timeless traditions of our constitutional monarchy. She has been our country’s chief and greatest diplomat, smoothing the path for politicians and officials

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Lord Waverley on Digital Transactions: Well Worth the Paper They Aren’t Written On

Trading across borders is a notoriously complex process, highly dependent on paper documents — despite decades-long efforts to digitalise. A cross-border transaction involves multiple actors and, on average, the exchange of 27 documents. All of this makes trade expensive, slow,

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How Bernard Arnault Turned One Franc Into a Dynasty

French billionaire Bernard Arnault’s off-beat approach to business would be hard to replicate By KITTY WENHAM It started with one franc, one small acquisition. In 1984, Bernard Arnault purchased an almost-bankrupt textile company by the name of Boussac for one

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Modest, Frugal, Retiring, and Famous for Being Anonymous: the Founder of Zara, Amancio Ortega

By TONY LENNOX When the famously private Spanish entrepreneur Amancio Ortega finally gave his consent to a biography, he had one simple request: “Don’t just put in the good parts.” Ortega, the 86-year-old founder of the Zara fashion brand and

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Revolut-ionary Man: CEO Nikolay Storonsky Aims to Become Amazon of Finance

Revolut founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky has an intimate view on the crisis in Ukraine By BRENDAN FILIPOVSKI Nikolay Storonsky, the CEO of Revolut, the UK’s most valuable fintech, was born and raised near Moscow — to a Ukrainian father.

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OECD: Only Scale and Development Impact Will Help Us Reach the SDG Mountain Summit

The development community is used to responding to crises but current events, not least COVID-19, have put the SDGs further out of reach.  The private sector is recognised as a key contributor to delivering the SDGs by the development community

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BlueRock’s Ronny Pifko: A Solid Strategy Built on Strong Foundations

CFI.co’s Jason Agnew finds out from BlueRock Group’s Managing Partner, Ronny Pifko, how they’ve kept constructive during testing times. When Ronny Pifko co-founded BlueRock in Zurich back in 2010, the focus was entirely on Swiss commercial real estate. The company

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