UNCTAD Investment and Enterprise Division: Tax and Investment Policymaking: The Need...

The fiscal contribution of MNEs (multinational enterprises) has been at the centre of attention for some time. Numerous instances of well-known firms paying little...

Luxury Living: London’s Savile Row – The Secret to Success

A social media personality, British television presenter Charlie King has a direct line to over 420,000 people who signed on to his Twitter feed....

Disruption in Politics: Be Careful What You Wish For

Political disruptors have, once again, become fashionable – and popular. They always do when societies grow tired of business as usual and politicians that...

Robert J Shiller: The Mirage of the Financial Singularity

In their new book The Incredible Shrinking Alpha, Larry E Swedroe and Andrew L Berkin describe an investment environment populated by increasingly sophisticated analysts...

Mohamed A El-Erian: The Great Policy Divergence

Over the next few weeks, the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are likely to put in place notably different policies. The...

Nouriel Roubini: 2008 Revisited?

The question I am asked most often nowadays is this: Are we back to 2008 and another global financial crisis and recession? My answer is...

Digital Detectives: The Disassembly of a Cyber Missile

The ever-present threat of infection by vicious viruses hangs like a Sword of Damocles over anyone using a computer. The dark art of remote...

Africa: Life After the Resources Super Cycle

If one region has dominated the discussions at the World Economic Forum, it has been Africa. That continent’s diversity, contrasting fortunes, unique challenges, and...

Alexander Karp: Somewhat Deviant

Ray Kroc, the man responsible for putting a McDonalds restaurant on almost every street corner in the world, once said that the two most...

From the Mean Streets of Havana: Carlos Acosta

Charismatic, highly acclaimed Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta is embarking on a new project. The greatest male ballet dancer since Rudolf Nureyev and Mikhail...

Steven Spielberg: Storyteller Extraordinaire

It takes a remarkable man to change the course of a whole industry with one mechanical shark. Steven Spielberg did just that with his...

Jean-Claude Juncker: Navigating the Perfect Storm

Jean-Claude Juncker’s political fuse was lit at an early age. The trajectory of his ballistic career path tracked straight and true to the most...