Too darned hot… how our inner thermostat affects behaviour

Could good air-conditioning be the key to better customer service? IN THE summer of 2010, Moscow experienced its worst heat wave in centuries. Air-conditioning and...
Port, containers, trade

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, has released the first volume of Business Guide to Trade and Investment, a nuts...
University of Technology Sydney

Down-under dream sours for backpackers and migrants

Exploitation of international students and backpackers in Australia is endemic, a study by two universities has found. Fiona McGill and Wendy Frew report One third of...
Global Commission on the Future of Work

ILO Global Commission homes in on key opportunities and challenges surrounding the future of...

The Global Commission on the Future of Work  wrapped up its first meeting on Sunday 22 October following an in-depth discussion of the main forces shaping...

Innovative firms are more competitive and create more jobs

The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook 2017: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs, released earlier this month shows innovative companies tend to be more productive, create...
Dubai

Majid Al Futtaim making tracks across MENA

UAE billionaire announces a raft of fresh investments to revitalise dozens of projects in the region… By Darren Parkin WHEN the Majid Al Futtaim Group –...
Samsung phone

Is Samsung About To Leave The Mobile Market Wide Open?

Despite record sales and impressive forecasts, the tell-tale signs of a looming crisis within the mobile phone giant are there for all to see… By...

ICC partners with Argentina for 11th WTO Ministerial Conference Business Forum

Alongside World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Buenos Aires this December, the government of Argentina is officially partnering with ICC on the event’s Business...
Artificial Intelligence

Masayoshi Son: Great Business Visionary, or Deluded Dreamer?

He’s won, lost, then won a fortune again. Now he has amassed the gigantic ‘Vision Fund’ from which to spread investment around the world’s...
World Bank

Statement on Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

WASHINGTON, October 12, 2017 ‒ The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) donor countries today issued the following statement: It is with great pleasure that we officially launch...