Thailand carried out four key reforms last year to improve business regulations affecting small and medium-sized businesses, says the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released yesterday.
The UAE climbed 10 spots to 11th place in the World Bank’s annual ease of doing business ranking, following a package of reforms in the past year that boosted the country’s economic competitiveness.
As announced in January 2018, the transaction covers the acquisition of part of Nordea Bank’s business and its integration onto UBS' platform, thereby providing clients access to its global offering and local expertise.
BNP Paribas has signed an agreement with UNI Global Union on seven subjects relating to fundamental rights at work and the establishment of a global social framework.
The digital theft of just under 100 million records stolen from both the Office of Personnel Management and Anthem pales compared to the revelation that at least 500 million Yahoo accounts have been compromised—though one might argue that the impact is just as significant. Every time something like this happens, a familiar scene unfolds:
Nicolas Schreiber has joined Bolton Global Capital's New York City office. Schreiber, formerly with Morgan Stanley, manages $180 million in client assets. His international clientele includes high net worth individuals and institutions based in the US, Europe and Latin America.
Question #1: Hi Mario, congratulations on winning the coveted award for Research and Education in Asia Pacific. Could you tell us a bit more about Fullerton Markets?
SeABank was felicitated as the Most Favourite Retail Bank Vietnam 2018 by International Business Magazine, a Dubai, UAE based publication. This prestigious award has been bestowed because of excellent service this year in the Retail Banking Sector.
Ana Botín: “We are committed to continue executing on the loyalty strategy we announced in October 2015, and accelerating on the digitalization of our businesses as we build an integrated, global and open financial services platform for our customers across the Group.”
The role of the insurance CEO today is to create new legacy, and this comes down to bringing in the right talent and building a conducive work environment, said Mr Chris Wei, Executive Chairman for Asia & FPI, and Global Chairman, Aviva Digital.
The EBRD-managed programme supporting energy efficiency in Ukrainian homes has reached a milestone of investing over UAH 1 billion (equivalent of over €30 million). More than 30,000 Ukrainian households took out loans from local commercial banks which participate in the programme to invest in green technologies for their homes; of those, over 20 thousand projects have already been verified as eligible for investment grants.
INVESTBANK, the leader in providing innovative banking solutions, continues to support children diagnosed with autism and their families, offering new scholarships and training opportunities through its partnership with the Society for the Care of Gifted Autistic Children (SGAC).
Victoria Zinchuk has been appointed new EBRD Director for Croatia. In this position she will head the Bank’s Resident Office in Zagreb, with a staff of 17, from 1 November.
A new World Bank Group report analyzes what makes a city competitive and how more cities can grow their economies.
Policy and institutional reforms can help more Indonesians benefit from urbanization
I’m delighted to announce deVere Acuma has been named Best Independent Financial Advisory UAE 2018 in the International Business Magazine Awards.
Companies committed to going through significant business change (turnaround, transition into new markets, generational ownership transfer), or anticipating a major liquidity event, need guidance.
DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 23, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today is announcing the retirement of two accomplished global leaders. Bruce Hettle, group vice president of Manufacturing and Labor Affairs, will retire Oct. 1 after a 32-year career with the automaker. Steve Biegun, who has served as Ford’s vice president of International Government Affairs for the past 14 years, retires Aug. 31.
The collaborative economy, which has its foundations in the possibilities offered by technology and the Internet, is fashionable. But for Paul Brain, head of fixed income in Newton (BNY Mellon), before praising this trend it is necessary to evaluate and determine the potential impact it has on inflation.
At the Indo-Pacific Business Forum on July 30, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the role business engagement is set to play in the U.S. strategy for the Indo-Pacific region under the Trump administration. Commentary contrasting the proposed U.S. initiatives in the areas of digital connectivity, energy, and infrastructure with China's massive Belt and Road Initiative highlighted the increasingly competitive dynamics at play in the U.S.-China relationship, and the challenges facing U.S. allies and partners in the region.
Many people are terrified that automation and artificial intelligence are the beginning of the end for human jobs.
When two drones, each equipped with a kilogram of powerful plastic explosives, were used on August 4 to attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, it may have ushered in a foreboding new era—terrorism by unmanned aircraft.
The decision by several top technology companies to exclude content from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' Info wars website from their Internet platforms has occasioned concerns about First Amendment freedoms. It shouldn't. The right of media platforms to disseminate or not disseminate whatever they choose is exactly what the Founding Fathers meant by freedom of the press.
Imagine one has to face the biggest fear of lifetime, the ordeal that could lead to ignominy of losing their most loved ones. This was the same set of emotions that were trapped inside the soul of the head coach and young boys (Young soccer team) and their parents.
A combination of factors has sown concern about the condition of the postwar order: China's resurgence, destabilizing Russian conduct, the ongoing disintegration of the Middle East, and the increasingly far-reaching effects of artificial intelligence, to name a few.
Scientific and technological advances are transforming lives: they are even helping poorer countries close the gap with rich countries in life expectancy. But, poorer countries still face tremendous challenges, as almost a quarter of children under five are malnourished, and 60 percent of primary school students are failing to achieve even a rudimentary education. In fact, more than 260 million children and youth in poorer countries are receiving no education at all.
€20 million as part of financial package for operational restructuring and green investments
With the release of its Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, the Trump administration announced its intent to rely on state, local and private investment to provide the lion's share of new infrastructure funding. Local projects with the highest non-federal share of funding would have priority and a project's economic benefits to the public would take a back seat to revenue potential in the plan's ranking system.
According to Daniel Wood, Senior Portfolio Manager EMD Local Currency at NN Investment Partners, after an eventful start of the year, it is a good time to review how Local Currency has performed both on a stand-alone basis and against the other sub-asset classes in emerging markets. In his view, this year can be divided in two sentiments:
In a breakthrough in the treatment and disposal of radioactive waste a plasma melting plant has started operations at the site of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria. The results of the successful operational testing were presented to the donor community at the meeting of the Assembly of Contributors of the EBRD-managed Kozloduy International Decommissioning Support Fund (KIDSF) today.
SME support to build a diverse economy and boost growth. It’s hard to imagine how a modern organisation was able to function without computers just a few decades ago. Much of our office life would come to an abrupt halt if we did not have access to these vital systems now.
Small businesses in West Bank and Gaza will benefit from the roll-out of the EBRD Advice for Small Businesses Programme (ASB), which the Bank is launching together with the European Union (EU) today.
Cities across Europe are taking steps to become increasingly car free. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is aiming for 80% of all trips (PDF) to be made on foot, by cycle or using public transport
The news headlines are grim. A male pilot whale dies on a Thai beach having swallowed 80 plastics bags; images of turtles stuck in six-pack plastic rings;
This commentary originally appeared in the opinion section of FoxNews.com. President Trump is scheduled to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un June 12 in Singapore.
Bus travel is one of the attributes that makes Fiji so unique, with its well-mannered passengers, vibrant colors, festive island music, and windows open wide to let the breeze in. Since the popularity of buses in Fiji is expected to continue for many years to come, Fijian authorities have begun to think about ways to transform the industry to make it more sustainable now and in the future.
Central Asia has some of the world’s most challenging road networks. Steep mountain passes, long deserted stretches of highway, and sweltering summers combined with icy winters, make these road networks difficult to manage.
On the heels of his historic meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump will now hold his first formal summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16.