The year is 2030. You’re in a business school lecture hall, where just a handful of students are attending a finance class.
International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years. They have been at the centre of the major financial crises from the financial markets collapse of New York City in the mid-1970s, the Asian financial crisis of 1997 – 1998, the Enron scandalof 2001, to the global financial crisis of 2008. All of these cost investors globally billions.
Rahul Kabra With an ongoing debate across the whole country whether the economic slowdown is structural or cyclical, it is evident that the growth has been slowing down. Gross Domestic Product (GDP ), a measure of all the goods and services produced within a country, has been slowing down since the beginning of 2019 which
By Swathi Hameed The technology of blockchain has been around for more than two decades now. Ever since Bitcoin, an application of blockchain, hit the airwaves in 2008, a number of applications have cropped all of which seek to leverage the principles and capabilities of the digital ledger technology. Many people see blockchain as a
By Swathi Hameed Climate change is not a new subject to us. This has been a hot topic for discussion since the second half of the last century, but it’s effects have become more prominent in the last decade. Since the Earth’s origin, about 5 billion years ago, the planet’s climate has undergone constant change
What if globally designed products could radically change how we work, produce and consume? Several examples across continents show the way we are producing and consuming goods could be improved by relying on globally shared digital resources, such as design, knowledge and software.
The Chinese government has appointed a new head of its central bank. Yi Gang, currently the deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China, will take over the leadership from Zhou Xiaochuan, who had been in the position since 2002.
Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide.
On June 24th, Sidewalk Labs, the Google sister company proposing a smart city for Toronto’s eastern waterfront, released its mammoth 1,500-page Master Innovation and Development Plan
During Sidewalk Labs’ approximately two-year public consultations, privacy and control over data quickly emerged as flashpoints. A July 2019 survey by The Forum Poll found that while only 38 per cent of Torontonians were familiar with the smart-city project, 60 per cent of those people did not trust Sidewalk Labs to collect data on its residents.
Two new landmark agreements between the EU and Japan come into effect on February 1, 2019: the Economic Partnership Agreement and the Strategic Partnership Agreement. The economic agreement is the largest bilateral trade deal ever made by the EU in terms of market size and will be the largest zone of free trade created in history.