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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Malpass Shows Pragmatism and Relevant Smarts in his New Role

Some critics see the nomination and election of the new president of the World Bank, David Malpass, as a continuation of the Trump administration’s stance on multilateral institutions and China. David Malpass saw President Donald Trump as an agent of

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Mohamed A El-Erian: America’s Unusual Recovery is Now Also its Longest

Data released over the next few months will show that the current US economic expansion is the longest on record. But while the United States continues to outperform other advanced economies, this success has yet to dispel many Americans’ persistent

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Otaviano Canuto, Center for Macroeconomics and Development: Is There a Middle-Income Trap?

The “middle-income trap” has become a broad designation trying to capture the many cases of developing countries that succeeded in evolving from low- to middle-levels of per capita income, but then appeared to stall, losing momentum along the route toward

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UNCDF: Revolutionising International Municipal Finance is Focus of Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Open Global Markets

“They have been drivers of progress throughout history, and now – as the knowledge economy takes full flight – they are poised to play a leading role in addressing the challenges of the 21st Century,” wrote former Mayor of New

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Nouriel Roubini: A Mixed Economic Bag in 2019

After the synchronised global economic expansion of 2017 came the asynchronous growth of 2018, when most countries other than the United States started to experience slowdowns. Worries about US inflation, the US Federal Reserve’s policy trajectory, ongoing trade wars, Italian

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The Importance of Promoting Financial Stability and Growth through International Regulatory Coherence

By Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, The World Federation of Exchanges One of the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) strategic priorities for 2019 is the issue of regulatory coherence. The primary reason for this is that the WFE and its

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World Federation of Exchanges (WFE): Encouraging Investment in Emerging Markets Hinges on Co-operative Effort

Emerging market exchanges and policy makers are keen to encourage international investors, who play an important role in the development of emerging economies’ public markets. International investors can provide additional capital, enhance liquidity, promote greater competitiveness and adherence to standards

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Joseph Stiglitz: From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It’s old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as “the establishment,” especially the political class. The “Yellow Vest” protests in France, triggered by President Emmanuel Macron’s move to hike fuel taxes in

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Otaviano Canuto, Center for Macroeconomics and Development: China’s Rebalancing Act is Slowly Addressing Sliding Growth Figures

China’s economic growth has been sliding since 2011, while its economic structure has gradually rebalanced toward lower dependence on investments and current-account surpluses. Steadiness in that trajectory has been accompanied by rising levels of domestic private debt, as well as

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