This Sunday marks International Women’s Day. While for most it represents an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the huge advances in gender equality society has made since the day was first observed in 1909, for those in property and finance it shines a much-needed spotlight into how these industries are continuing to lag behind other areas of the economy in driving positive change for women in the workplace.
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.
Utility regulators (URs) for the power sector often fail to implement well-designed policies because of legal, operational and political limitations. Continuously improving policy without addressing these limitations will lead to ineffective policy outcomes.
Any replacement for the London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will have serious investment, accounting and legal implications for various global stakeholders (SHs). The LIBOR has been the most widely used interest rate in the world.
When I began my career in finance almost 20 years ago, the CFO was a very different position to the role it is today. I started out in the Big Four (when it was the Big Five) and spent the first 12 years of my career working with many different CFOs across a broad spectrum of industries and countries.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) will turn the power sector (PS) into a Blue Ocean Strategy market, and investors will have to adapt accordingly. (Blue Ocean Strategy focuses on capturing untapped demand through the creation of new products that make the competition irrelevant.)
Economic sanctions are means to an end. Oftentimes their objective is to induce a change in the behavior of a foreign government state. In modern history, those sanctions are often used by Western powers (through the United Nations)
We have all suffered the discomfort of a headache at some point in our lives, but anyone who’s ever experienced migraines knows all too well the misery and suffering this condition can cause.
A company’s competitive business strategy and its operational effectiveness are among the most important pillars of its success. Yet, the focus of each might be different.
The debt held by UK corporates has hit a startling high, soaring to £390.7bn . This easily surpasses the level seen before the financial crisis, and represents a jump of 69% since the low point seen in 2010/11.