Regulating the Fast-Changing Fintech Landscape

Jan 19, 2021

Markets remain abuzz with fintech applications that have the power to reengineer the financial services world and, significantly, even alter the financial inclusion landscape. Over the recent years, there have been several global adoptions of innovative technologies to fashion new business models...

2021 Is the Year to Make Peace With Our Planet
Jan 12, 2021

2021 Is the Year to Make Peace With Our Planet

It’s Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers
Dec 15, 2020

It's Time to Introduce a Universal Basic Income for India’s Farmers

Why Is Foreign Investment Flooding Into India?
Dec 01, 2020

Why Is Foreign Investment Flooding Into India?

Can FinTech Hold the EU’s Capital Markets Together?

Can FinTech Hold the EU’s Capital Markets Together?

Nov 30, 2020

As the European Union is approaching the Brexit endgame, the risk of further fragmentation is looming over its already fractured capital markets. The future composition of Europe is not the only force at play. Regulatory divergence, reignition of a trade war between the United States and China,...

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

Nov 30, 2020

Most businesses perish not because of strong competition or adverse macroeconomic conditions but because of cracks within. One such failing is weak corporate governance. For publicly listed companies, this often translates to controlling shareholders or “promoters” pursuing policies and...

Cambodia’s COVID-19 Recovery Must Include Microfinance Reform

Cambodia’s COVID-19 Recovery Must Include Microfinance Reform

Nov 19, 2020

In Cambodia, more than 2 million of the country’s 10-million-strong adult workforce hold a microcredit loan. Each of those loans comes to an average of $3,320, or twice the per capita GDP of the country. While microcredit was once considered a useful tool, without a national social assistance...

How to Make Money on the Pandemic

How to Make Money on the Pandemic

Oct 16, 2020

Anyone who knows how Wall Street works will not be surprised to learn that when the novel coronavirus epidemic began to turn into a full-fledged pandemic in the first two months of 2020, people in the know saw a major opportunity to play Monopoly. Any major shift affecting society and people’s...

Will China’s Digital Currency Revolutionize Global Payments?

Will China’s Digital Currency Revolutionize Global Payments?

Oct 05, 2020

China is well on its way to becoming a cashless society. More than 600 million Chinese already use Alibaba’s Alipay and Tencent’s WeChat Pay to pay for much of what they purchase. Between them, the two companies control approximately 90% of China’s mobile payments market, which totaled some...

Banking Takes the Fun Out of Spoofs

Banking Takes the Fun Out of Spoofs

Oct 01, 2020

The Oxford dictionary defines a spoof as “A humorous imitation of something, typically a film or a particular genre of film, in which its characteristic features are exaggerated for comic effect.” The Collins Dictionary offers this definition: “A spoof is something such as an article or...

Buzzfeed Reveals a Banking Virus That Could Become a Pandemic

Buzzfeed Reveals a Banking Virus That Could Become a Pandemic

Sep 23, 2020

Buzzfeed has made what many take to be a shocking revelation about how the world’s most powerful financial institutions skirt morality and the law. Others who have followed the activities of the biggest international banks over recent decades may simply wonder why anyone should be surprised....

The Unintended Economic Impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The Unintended Economic Impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Sep 04, 2020

China’s footprint in global foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased notably since the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013. That served to bring Chinese overseas FDI closer to a level that one would expect, based on the country’s weight in the global economy. China...

Can the Dollar Continue to Dominate in a Changed World?

Can the Dollar Continue to Dominate in a Changed World?

Aug 25, 2020

An article written by Henry M. Paulson Jr. should attract the attention of anyone trying to keep pace with the evolution of a battered global economy in a rapidly shifting geopolitical environment. Paulson is not some lightweight journalist. He served as the United States secretary of the...

The World Has Reserves About Its Reserve Currency

The World Has Reserves About Its Reserve Currency

Aug 07, 2020

In a Reuters article dated August 5, with the title “As dollar slides, some investors fret about its status as world's reserve currency,” Saqib Iqbal Ahmed signals what may be the indicator of a looming seismic shift in the global economy. The article highlights the ever more visible fragility...

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