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The Man Driving the Rio Tinto Bus: Meet Jakob Stausholm

Rio Tinto chief executive Jakob Stausholm is steering this mining giant as it rolls towards sustainability. Since taking over as CEO in January 2021, Stausholm has led the company through hills and valleys of transition, aiming always for environmental responsibility,

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Paolo Sironi, IBM: Regenerating Banking via Bots — AI Has Our Full Attention

Financial services specialists — like professionals in so many sectors — are embracing the radical technology, to great effect… Generative AI has seized the world’s attention like no technology before it. Executives are either dazzled by bright futures or dismayed

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World Bank: How to Accelerate Growth and Progress in Developing Economies

Amid a barrage of shocks during the past four years, the global economy has proved to be surprisingly resilient. Major economies are emerging mostly unscathed after the fastest rise in interest rates in 40 years—without the usual scars of steep

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Vector Casa de Bolsa: Five Decades Driving the Growth of the Mexican Economy

As Vector Casa de Bolsa approaches its 50th anniversary, it is time to reflect on the company’s remarkable journey and enduring impact on the country’s economy. Vector Casa de Bolsa has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence, innovation, and collaboration, helping shape

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Otaviano Canuto: Growth Implications from a Fractured Trading System

To understand the implications of a fractured trading system, let’s use the period known as hyper-globalisation, or globalisation 2.0, as a benchmark. In the 1980s and ‘90s, we saw the consequences of a tectonic shift deep beneath the global economy.

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World Bank: The Digitalisation of Capital Markets Can Boost Bond Market Efficiencies

Since its creation in 1944, the World Bank has issued bonds to raise funds from private investors that have mobilised close to $1tn for sustainable development projects and programmes in middle-income countries. But while both the World Bank and the

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The View From Belgium: Top Banker Pleads for Caution

Ernest Hemingway’s maxim that bankruptcy arrives gradually “and then suddenly” applies to banks as well: “The proliferation of social media and the ubiquity of online banking imply that when things are perceived to go wrong, bankers may almost instantly lose

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Paolo Sironi, IBM: 7 Bets for 7 Trends That’ll Future-Proof Industries and Society

From generative AI to quantum technology, things are moving on a-pace. When US President John F Kennedy gave his famous “Moon speech” in September 1962, against the backdrop of the Cold War, he described “an hour of change and challenge,

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World Bank: Tackling Development Crisis Through Financial Innovation

The World Bank uncovers fresh avenues to increase financing capacity. Global development faces multiple crises: Growing debt burdens, inflation, and the rising cost of finance have made the economic path rockier. These challenges, together with the escalating climate emergency, have

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OECD: Sustainable Development and Climate Change Require More than Just Money

Blended finance could hold the key to overcoming major world challenges. Financing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and climate objectives requires huge financial investment — in an increasingly urgent timeframe. Seven years remain to meet the 2030 Agenda. The pressure

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