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Ten years after the fall of Lehman, corporate debt may be next bubble

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis, the seeds are being sown for the next potential meltdown

5 things to know about the future of jobs

By: EBR | Friday, September 21, 2018

The future of work is increasingly becoming today’s reality for millions of workers and companies around the world

Lessons for Europe from China’s astonishing startup success

By: EBR | Friday, September 21, 2018

When I moved to China in 2014 to start my company, the country was still in the slow process of opening up its massive economy and developing its major foreign policy initiative, One Belt One Road

Why Asia's future is female

By: EBR | Friday, September 14, 2018

Asia is a powerhouse of growth in the global economy. From the 1980s onwards, economic development across the region has lifted millions out of poverty and doubled Asia's share of the world economy. However, signs are there that things are moderating

The WIR “schafft es”, already more than 80 years

By: EBR | Monday, September 10, 2018

The Swiss alternative currency called WIR is a ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ before its time. It exists already more than 80 years. One in six Swiss companies accept it as an alternative currency to the Swiss Franc

7 key challenges for the future of ASEAN

By: EBR | Thursday, August 30, 2018

The ASEAN region, made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam, boasted a combined GDP of roughly $2.77 trillion as of 2017, with predictions for enviable GDP growth rates of around 5.3% per year through 2019

The Chinese are changing the smartphone world

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is now the second largest vendor of smartphones worldwide

How millennials became the world’s most powerful consumers

By: EBR | Friday, June 8, 2018

They are the biggest global generation — and their choices ??are upending business? from the US to China

Forty-eight countries have adopted and agreed to support and monitor implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct, at the OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level taking place this week in Paris. OECD countries, together with Colombia and Lithuania who have been invited to join the Organisation, plus Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Peru, Romania, Tunisia and Ukraine are the adherents to this new instrument.

Efforts to drive more responsible business conduct through new OECD instrument

By: EBR | Thursday, May 31, 2018

Ministers from OECD and developing economies have committed to step up their efforts to promote responsible business conduct by companies in order to drive more inclusive and sustainable economic growth

New professions. Technology creates more jobs than it destroys, but change is painful. A recent McKinsey study reveals that 56% of new jobs are in brand-new professions. If you take a look at the World Economic Forum's career page, you’ll see the kinds of professionals we’re looking for: experts in artificial intelligence, the internet of things, specialists in cyber-security, internet governance, social media, start-ups, machine learning, robotics, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, Blockchain and so on.

4 mega-trends for the future of work

By: EBR | Friday, May 11, 2018

We’ve become accustomed to thinking that technological advances are eliminating jobs and tasks that require low-level professional qualifications

Trying to apply the old model of determining strategy in the corner office and issuing orders is simply ineffective and inefficient today. From “Commander-in-Chief”, the CEO has become “Chief Enabler of the Organisation”. His or her role is to enable other employees to perform.

CEOs should be Chief Enablement Officers

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leadership is about energising people rather than issuing orders

The 7 forces that will change the way you work

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Technological and social forces are transforming how work gets done, who does it, and even what work looks like

The hope is to bust the blockchain hype and encourage a practice approach by shifting focus to the business problem and away from a particular technological solution.

These 11 questions will help you decide if blockchain is right for your business

By: EBR | Friday, April 27, 2018

One of the most unique aspects of blockchain is its high number of evangelists – people who believe blockchain can solve everything from global financial inequality, to the provision of ID for refugees, to enabling people to sell their houses without an estate agent

The United States, while actively encouraging closer Japan-India relations, has also criticized China in its new National Security Strategy: “China is using economic inducements and penalties, influence operations, and implied military threats to persuade other states to heed its political and security agenda. China’s infrastructure investments and trade strategies reinforce its geopolitical aspirations.”

The challenge to China’s New Silk Road

By: EBR | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is a collaborative vision shared by India and Japan to create a growth corridor and industrial network connecting Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa across the Indo-Pacific region

QS said Cambridge, which ranked 7th in the overall business and management studies list, scored highly because it was active in encouraging and enabling entrepreneurship from its students, with close ties to the Cambridge Cluster - an area home to several high-tech software, electronics and biotechnology businesses.

These are the most popular business schools with employers

By: EBR | Friday, April 20, 2018

Higher education group QS has released its annual guide to the best universities in the world, including breakdowns for the leading institutions by subject

It says that by 2030, digitization in China has the potential to shift (and create) value equivalent to 10 to 45% of the revenue pools across the consumer goods and retail, automotive and mobility, healthcare, and freight and logistics industries.

42 percent of global e-commerce is happening in China: Here’s why

By: EBR | Friday, April 13, 2018

China’s digital economy has experienced massive growth over the last decade

The blockchain is a highly transparent, resilient and efficient distributed public ledger, in which a cloud-based ledger or database is spread geographically across a peer-to-peer network of computers. As such, it is a global and open resource in the sense that no company or person owns the technology, and it does not rely on a trusted third party.

This is how new technologies could improve education forever

By: EBR | Friday, March 30, 2018

In this era of machine meritocracy, the traditional systems of learning and education must be changed to match the reality of a future dominated by phenomena such as blockchain and artificial intelligence

It’s high time to turn the spotlight on indirect taxes such as VAT. While the tax authorities may well be capable of tracking on-line transactions within their own domestic borders, it’s much harder for them to do the same with cross-border transactions. Indeed, the European Commission reckons that the authorities are currently missing out on €5 billion worth of VAT revenue each year because of these on-line transactions. This figure could rise to €7 billion by 2020.

Boundless growth of digital economy creates need for tighter tax supervision

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Online transactions are much easier to conceal from the tax authorities than physical transactions are

We often hear that running a large company is one of the most complex jobs in the world. Business schools, strategic consultancies, headhunting firms, training providers, executive coaches all have a tendency to mystify the work of the CEO.

The Four Essential Roles of a CEO

By: EBR | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Twenty global business leaders share the attributes that make them effective

Some social enterprises may be able to endure the long time horizons, but for many early-stage ventures, investing in a partnership with a larger, better-resourced player, with extensive due diligence and decision-making processes, may be a deal-breaker. These delays can be a death knell for early ventures that do not have the time or capital.

How social entrepreneurs can strike partnerships with big companies

By: EBR | Friday, March 9, 2018

Sebastian Ugarte, CEO of inclusive fintech startup, Destacame, had started to lose hope

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