African Free Trade Area agreement poised to revolutionise the continent’s trade
African nations seem poised to create a prosperous and efficient trading network as they push ahead with the ambitious and far-reaching CFTA project
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One-cent coins tend to cost more to produce than they are worth, and the process of production is hugely damaging to the environment. Despite these drawbacks, many countries – including the US and UK – stubbornly retain them
US vs China: who prevails in a trade war?
The tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump earlier this year push his country closer to a trade conflict with China. Looking at the history of trade wars, a US victory could prove elusive
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Leadership lessons need not come from the modern day; they can also be found in ancient history. Emily Poncia looks at some of the most impressive leaders throughout time
Macron and Merkel propose eurozone budget
In a wide-ranging joint declaration about issues affecting Europe, the leaders of Germany and France set out a framework for eurozone budget
Unifin delivering first class financial services in Latin America
Unifin’s focus on good corporate governance ensures the company remains the benchmark for financial services players in Mexico
Top 5 regulatory concerns currently facing financial institutions
Financial institutions are subject to an ever-growing set of regulations, putting immense pressure on staff to comply with each requirement. Non-compliance is not an option
The multifarious benefits of a diverse boardroom
Bank of Cyprus is embracing diversity and reaping the rewards it brings. But while many companies now enforce diversity quotas, the typical boardroom is still dominated by older males
Promoting diversity within a corporate world
As ea Change Group celebrates its 20th anniversary, its founder, Steve Robson, draws on two decades of experience recruiting for the financial services sector and provides an insight into how diversity can be promoted within the industry
BCPG driving an energy revolution in Thailand
BCPG could trigger an overhaul of Thailand’s energy model as they strive to build a system that will enable households to buy and sell solar power to one another using solar-powered microgrids
Top 5 ways to encourage more women into senior finance roles
Many countries are now imposing quotas to redress gender pay inequality in the financial sector. However, there are more sustainable ways to improve female presence in the industry
Unpacking the low inflation conundrum
Much to the bewilderment of economic policymakers, inflation remains stubbornly low. Could internet powerhouses like Google, Amazon and Netflix be to blame?
The Brightline Initiative extracts the key lessons from Davos 2018
The main takeaways from this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos were to observe the business landscape, adapt strategy, master implementation and promote inclusiveness
A synergy of east and west
HNA Capital successfully embodies the spirit of global entrepreneurialism, while also ensuring that its approach retains traditional Chinese qualities
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