UNCTAD: Investment – In Need of Direction

The global financial crisis has impacted heavily on trade: annual trade expansion over the past three years has averaged a tepid 3% annually, compared...

Asia Pacific: Japan – A Uniquely Successful Model

Ernest Hemmingway once said that going broke happens very slowly – and then all of a sudden. The world has been waiting for more...
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Kwon Oh-joon named VP of World Steel Association

Posco chief being lined up to lead steelmaking through potentially turbulent years ahead… By Darren Parkin KWON Oh-joon, CEO of South Korean steel manufacturer Posco, has...

Oh What a Circus, Oh What a Show: Marissa Mayer and the Demise of...

The struggling Internet portal, which in February announced plans to axe 15% of its workforce, was the gateway of choice to the internet for...

Feature: Trudging The Empty Quarter for Hearts and Minds

Adventure, arid deserts, and diplomacy rarely go hand in hand. But in December 2015, when British explorer Mark Evans set off on an 808-mile...

William Hill write-down slashes value of bookie’s Australian operation

The first rule of gambling: ‘The house always wins.’ So how has William Hill managed to veer so far off-course with its Australian operations? THREE...

Robert J Schiller: Fighting the Next Global Financial Crisis

What do people mean when they criticise generals for fighting the last war? It’s not that generals ever think they will face the same...

OECD: 21st Century Trade Agreements & Regulatory Coherence

In the past, services markets were largely local and countries mostly worked out their regulation without consideration for how other countries regulate. As a...

IFC: After Paris, What’s Next for the Private Sector?

It’s been two months now since the historic climate change conference, COP21, wrapped up in Paris, concluding with 195 countries pledging to take actions...
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Structured Deal

Massive conglomerate in China takes an unusual step by revealing the complex details of its ownership, internal make-up, and investments. In an age of...