Robert Azevêdo: Levelling the Playing Field

In times such as these, with rapidly escalating trade tensions and countries engaging in tit-for-tat spats that can – and do – spin out of control, the job of Roberto Azevêdo, director-general of the World Trade Organisation, becomes nearly impossible.

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António Guterres: Healing a Fractured World

The world is in pieces. No longer the preserve of two competing global powers – or even a single triumphant one – today’s world is nobody’s backyard. Multiple powers have emerged that no longer expect, or strive for, hegemony far

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Nouriel Roubini and Brunello Rosa: The Makings of a 2020 Recession and Financial Crisis

As we mark the decennial of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there are still ongoing debates about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis, and whether the lessons needed to prepare for the next one have been absorbed. But

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Blockchain Technology Proves Its Point

Blockchain is playing its part in the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution.But this key technology – that powers and sustains Bitcoin – has yet to gain a solid foothold outside the cryptocurrency domain. The technology’s revolutionary powers and impact have been

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Maserati on Value Creation: Trident Badge and a Heady Rumble Mean Business, On the Road and In the Showroom

How many syllables would you like with your supercar? One? Porsche will do nicely. Two? Bentley, please. Three? Ferrari, of course. Four? Listen for the growl… When a 560 bhp 4.7-litre V8 engine coughs and rumbles to life, forget about

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As Cryptocurrencies Tank: The Future of Blockchain is Hard Asset-Backed

New type Asset Backed Tokens (ABT) ICOs are part of the value creation of the future for blockchain technology. Ridding the market of fraudulent tokens and new regulation is on the horizon. Some immediate questions: Coming Collapse of Major Crypto

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Is AI the Future for Spreadsheets?

By Gianluca Bisceglie Until just a few years ago, there was no real alternative to Excel. If you wanted to do any type of data analysis, keep financial records, manage your corporate finances and perform risk analysis, Excel was the

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Tim O’Reilly: Coding for the Masses

Founder and CEO Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media is not at all surprised that Google, Facebook, and Apple are struggling to preserve their aura of cool. Mr O’Reilly points to New York Times columnist David Brooks, who was been caught

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Natarajan Chandrasekaran: Ensuring Tata Group’s Future

India’s largest business by revenue, Tata Group comprises no less than 289 businesses that together have just breached the $100bn annual turnover mark. Though Tata Group shows no signs of slowing down, chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran of the holding company Tata

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PwC: Nigerian Report on Ease of Doing Business

In 2016, the Nigerian economy was in a recession recording negative growth of 1.5%. This was mainly triggered by the fall in crude oil prices. There were also foreign exchange shortages and inflation which affected the growth of the services

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