Hong Kong (HK) has often grabbed global headlines, but lately, it has been doing so for the wrong reasons. The island has been gripped by protests over an extradition bill that seemingly would empower mainland China at the expense of HK locals. The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 was proposed following a murder case in 2018.
The last decade has brought about monumental change in how employers manage the mental health and wellbeing of their employers. We have seen businesses put increasing emphasis on work/life balance initiatives with the aim of alleviating some of the pressures of modern working and keeping their people engaged and productive.
In the age of hypersonic-weapons, 5G communication, AI (artificial intelligence) competition and weapons programs that produce weapon strikes in under an hour (such as the US military’s Prompt Global Strike, or PGS, which can deliver accurate weapons to any place on earth within 60 minutes), space only seems to be the next frontier.
The acrimony between the United States and China has a technological aspect that could lead to a faceoff. This is the result of the underdog Chinese industries challenging the established American industrial complex. The winner of this standoff will dictate global economic activity for the foreseeable future.
In the decade succeeding the financial crisis, one of the biggest developments in the world of wealth management has been the rise of the family office. But what is a family office, and how has their proliferation already begun to change how ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNW) manage their assets?
Recently, Iran has been experiencing increased tensions with the United States and its allies over the rollback of the Iran nuclear deal. These hostilities will affect decision-making matrices for all of the important players in the world of finance and banking.
The sheer shock of war can make reconstruction a puzzle that needs to be solved. This is because the very institutions that were supposed to support reconstruction are often the first victims of war. Therefore, reconstruction often becomes a chicken-and-egg problem, in which destruction breeds uncertainty that, in turn, breeds further destruction.
New residential and commercial building developments are going up at impressive rates across the country, transforming the face of UK towns and cities. Beyond just boosting local economies and attractiveness of these areas, increased construction efforts are also working feverishly to support the growing demand for affordable and accessible housing.
Facebook has decided to launch a digital currency named Libra. It has given various details about the currency via its currency whitepaper. The deployment of Libra will have serious implications by bringing new individuals into the financial net all over the world.
India and Pakistan have preferred to sit on opposing sides since their births as nations. Unfortunately, this acrimony continues whenever these two nuclear-armed nations meet in regional organizations. This lack of ability to limit tensions to bilateral forums has paralyzed the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation).