Brands help organizations differentiate themselves in the minds of customers. They enable organizations to get traction on new products easily by building on their brands’ images, which typically should convey the high level of quality to which customers are accustomed.
The old, loose system of data protection, which allowed European Union (EU) members to set their own rules regarding data privacy and security, has become obsolete. Today the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Financial and economic crises wreak havoc on peoples’ lives, but they offer valuable lessons the hard way. Those lessons enable us to handle financial crises better the next time.
With world gross domestic product growth expected to be around 3.3 percent in 2017, little better than the 2016 level of 3.1 percent, and inflation coming back at a moderate pace in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Eurozone, will the commercial real-estate market attract investors?
In a context in which interest rates are low in developed countries, treasurers are facing the delicate issue of optimizing their treasury placements. Near-zero or negative interest-rate policies have created a situation in which no inflation growth has been produced, and spending and investment have not grown as expected.
The number of new oil and gas discoveries made over the last few years has declined. And fears of oil shortages are regularly returning—reminiscent of previous alarms about the planet’s shrinking black-gold reserves. On several occasions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) also issued alerts about slowdowns in investment.
On February 22, 2017, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced the end of a long story with the agreement on trade facilitation, concluded in 2013, finally able to enter into force. Criticized for its paralysis for years, finally the agreement has been ratified by a two-thirds majority of member states;
Monsanto has agreed to sell itself to Bayer in exchange for an all-cash consideration of $128 per share. The buyout offer is a premium of 44 percent over where shares of Monsanto were a day before the negotiations began in May.
Why has Exxon Mobil not written down the value of its assets at a time when oil prices have plunged by more than 60 percent since 2014? The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the matter to see if the oil giant could be playing games
Dick Fuld, the man behind the wheel of Lehman Brothers when it went under in September 2008, had the reputation of being a ruler with an iron fist. On Wall Street, he was the most feared CEO due to his aggressive demeanor and unrelenting competitiveness.