Military to civilian

Study finds more support is needed for access to finance for self-employed squaddies

The Federation of Small Businesses calls for better access to finance for self-employed people in, or leaving, the Armed Forces community MIKE Cherry, national chairman...
Global Trade Finance

Seven international banks sign-up for global digital network for SME finance

CHEAPER and easier funding for corporates via a global digital network in trade finance: this is the goal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)...
Class 345 Crossrail Train

Crossrail megaproject sees light at the end of the tunnel

As Europe´s largest infrastructure project nears completion, JASON AGNEW gives BV readers a timely reminder of just how enormous an undertaking this has been SINCE...
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Monster IMF loan brings hope to ailing Argentina

THE biggest loan ever from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) – $57.1bn – will be made to Argentina over a three-year period in a...
Islamic law

Sharia banking weaves moral fibre into the West’s oft-flawed system

No pork, no porn, no booze: this traditional Islamic take on finance and funding relies on ancient ethical codes — and ensures lender and...

The benefits of benign neglect: Sometimes nothing is actually the optimal thing to do

In this collection of articles, members of the Kellogg School of Management faculty discuss various aspects of investing. Read on – because an informed...
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Want to speed-up your start-up? An accelerator may be the answer

Successful participants in this scheme could evolve into $100m-evaluated companies, under the guidance of experts. THE Holt Accelerator team is on the search for the...
Currencies paying for ICO

IC… oh, dear! Initial coin offerings can, and do, go wrong, so ‘caveat investor’

Do some Google research on ICOs and you will immediately hear the faint, but unmistakable, clang of warning bells. Bells that almost – but...
Unemployed Deutsche Bankers

Deutsche Bank cuts thousands of jobs to keep ‘doing what it does do well’

New CEO Christian Sewing comes out swinging as troubled German lender struggles towards promised turnaround DEUTSCHE Bank has announced it will cut more than 7,000...
Pharrell Williams

Sony Corp takes major stake in EMI to rule the music roost

Sony is buying a controlling stake in EMI in a deal worth £1.7bn ($2.3bn), making it the world’s biggest music publisher SONY Corporation has announced...