Kenneth Rogoff: Are Emerging Markets the Canary in the Financial Coal Mine?

Are brewing exchange-rate and debt crises in Argentina and Turkey localised events without broader implications? Or are they early warning signs of deeper fragilities in bloated global debt markets that are being exposed as the US Federal Reserve continues to

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Roberta Pinotti: Top Performance on a Shoestring

For Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti it is all about attaining economies of scale. Whilst EU member states spend over €226bn annually on their military and can field a million plus combat troops, a large chunk of the cash is

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RegTech Landscape for Increased Compliance Needs

Regtech solutions seemed to offer the solution to financial institutions’ (FIs) compliance woes when they first came to prominence around 24 months ago, gaining support from regulators and investors alike. However, many of the companies offering these solutions haven’t scaled

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Marc Langenbrinck, Mercedes-Benz Schweiz CEO: Finding and Keeping the Exact Right Competitive Angle

Mercedes-Benz is enjoying a great run. Its cars have set new sales records in Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, and Poland – and elsewhere. In fact, the iconic German carmaker just reported its 60th consecutive month of record sales. Last year,

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Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of Swiss Re: Insuring Future Growth

The new frontier of insurance runs through cyberspace. Hacking has professionalised and is no longer the preserve of lone bespectacled teenagers with more brains than brawn trying to prove the point they failed to make during recess. Today’s hackers are

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Google is Banning All Bitcoin, ICO, and Cryptocurrency Ads from June

Google is banning ads for cryptocurrencies and binary options from June. The search giant is also cracking down on adverts for other financial products such as CFDs, spread bets, and foreign exchange products. Facebook has also banned cryptocurrency adverts. Google’s

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Ana Botín: Reshaping the Financial Universe

The first woman to lead a major global financial services provider, Ana Botín remains one of only six women at the helm of a Fortune Global 100 company. Mrs Botín also tops the list of the world’s most powerful women

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Even Crypto Bulls Expect a Big Shake Out This Year: ‘The market right now is just everyone wants a Lamborghini’

Startups raised over $5 billion issuing their own digital currencies last year and there are now over 1,400 in circulation. “In 2018 what’s going to happen is some consolidation of the market,” cofounder of cryptocurrency IOTA tells BI. “I think

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Ursula von der Leyen: Close Cooperation

The first woman to preside over Germany’s Ministry of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen was appointed by Chancellor Angela Merkel to re-establish order at the demoralised department. Mrs Von der Leyen is one of the longest-serving members of the German

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EY: Argentina – Aspects of the Labour & Social Security Reform

A labour and social security reform bill has been recently sent to the Argentine Congress. In general, proposed amendments represent material changes to current regulations and introduce new concepts. Although the government has the support of the main labour unions,

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