EY: Threats and Opportunities in a Post-Covid-19 Economic Context

A statement currently circulating on social media warns that “it is strange that certain world economies easily collapse when consumers buy only what they need”. Statements like this often contain some degree of truth. The social isolation linked to the

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Wealth on the Move: HNWIs Continually Searching for their Own Little Piece of Paradise

There is continuous movement of wealth around the world. And the wealthy migrate both away from — and towards. Last year, high net worth individuals (a HNWI has personal net assets exceeding $1 million) in the emerging and frontier economies

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How the Super-rich Will Be Spending Their Money as Wealth Trends Fluctuate

As part of its upcoming 2020 Global Wealth Migration Review, New World Wealth examines the potential impact of coronavirus on the spending habits of millionaires.  According to New World Wealth, there are some 13 million high-net-worth individuals in the world

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Poverty Myths, and Professorial ‘Power Couple’ Dispelling Them

Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo give new meaning to the term “power couple”. The husband-and-wife team are economics professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), critically acclaimed authors and, most recently, Nobel laureates. The duo has dedicated their lives to

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Don’t Expect Miracles from the Multilaterals

by Otaviano Canuto Latin American and Caribbean economies need help, but organisations such as the IDB are also stretched thin. With Latin America and the Caribbean potentially facing years of difficulties due to the pandemic and related economic crises, attention

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Tech, Trust, and Women’s Role in Creating the Future

Cecilia Harvey’s jaw-dropping career was launched by a chance careers-day visit to Wall Street. Today, she is a woman on a mission. Several missions, actually. One of those missions is to reverse a crisis of trust in technology. “Now is

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António Guterres: SDG Champion

“The global coronavirus pandemic, which has already caused unimaginable devastation and hardship, has brought our way of life to an almost complete halt,” he said. “The outbreak will have profound and lasting economic and social consequences in every corner of

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Lucrezia Reichlin: Data Pioneer Hopes for a New Era of Economic Co-operation

Italian economist Lucrezia Reichlin is recognised as one of the pioneers of big data. Reichlin made history as the first female director-general of research at the European Central Bank (ECB), and currently teaches economics at London Business School. The Rome

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Lord Waverley: Comprehensive UK Trade Policy Strategy for ‘a New Beginning’

The countdown to the United Kingdom embarking on a new chapter has begun. As I write, there are still many unknowns, the most pressing of which is whether we embark with or without a trade deal. Uncertainty will prevail until

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: The Board Perspective on ESG

Sustainability is a moving target. Though we might want uniformity, unanimity, and harmonisation — of standards, disclosures, and data points — there is mostly disorder. The signal of value is strong enough to hold our interest, but all the surrounding

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