Lord Waverley on WTO: Inclusive and Sustainable Trade Reforms are Vital for Shared Benefits

The previous US administration, the politicisation of trade and a looming economic crisis due to the pandemic and Brexit are creating an environment of protectionism. This must not be allowed to happen, argues Lord Waverley. The need has never been

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Scotland: The High Road to England or a Brave Step to Independence?

When the Emperor Hadrian ordered the building of a wall to divide the troublesome, blue-painted northern tribes from the more subdued southerners in the second century AD, he literally set in stone the concept of two distinct peoples in Britain.

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Asian Development Bank: Towards a Blue Deal to Restore the World’s Oceans

Investments in recovering and maintaining a functioning marine ecosystem can form the foundation of a sustainable “blue economy.” Marine ecosystems are threatened by extinction. Over the past 50 years, the world has lost nearly half of its coral reefs and

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A COVID-19 Silver Lining: Precision Medicine for Brain & Mental Health

Did you know that nearly 17% of the Swiss population suffer from one or more mental disorders? And that more than 150’000 persons are currently living with dementia in Switzerland, with 30’000 more individuals who develop it every year? That’s

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Dr Chitwan Malhotra: Healthcare Hands Meet Across the Waters in Push for Rebuild

The global pandemic has exposed the flaws and inequalities of the world’s healthcare systems. But doctor Chitwan Malhotra, the executive director of the UNSDG Health Partnership in Geneva, believes it also represents an opportunity to build back better. “I believe

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Dame Helena Morrissey: Women Rising to the Top and Helping Business to Flourish

Dame Helena Morrissey understands how isolating and intimidating it can be for women in the male-dominated financial sector. She’s a seasoned expert with over three decades of experience in the financial services sector. During her 15-year tenure as CEO of

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KPMG Lower Gulf: What Should Banks Focus On?

Shifting Customer Behavior, Economic Headwinds, Intensifying Competition, Regulatory Pressure and Technological Disruption – What Should Banks Focus On? It has been a tumultuous last 12 months for banks. Reeling from the aftershock of the pandemic, despite Central Bank actions to

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Ventum Dynamics: Clean, Renewable Energy to Anyone, Anywhere

CFI.co’s Chairman Tor Svensson’s exclusive interview with Wolfgang Krohn, the CEO of Ventum Dynamics – the Norwegian creator of the Verosphere, a transformational energy cleantech product. What is your role at Ventum and how has life prepared you for that?

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Mackenzie Scott: Giving Wealth Away

Mackenzie Scott, the third-richest woman in the world, last year started giving her wealth away. “There are lots of resources each of us can pull from our safes to share with others,” she said. “I have a disproportionate amount of

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A Possible Tug-of-war Between the Fed and the Markets

The projections for United States GDP released by the Federal Reserve on March 17, pointed to a growth rate of 6.5% in 2021, well above December’s 4.2% forecast. Congressional approval of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion fiscal package and the

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