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.
There is a general concern that intelligent machines can be dangerous to humanity. Yet an examination of human behavior and machine behavior reveals that the former can inherently carry a greater risk to human welfare than the latter.
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.
Central bankers from around the world, who met recently in Sweden to discuss the reform of solvency ratios, did not come to an agreement. Behind a highly technical debate is the opposition of two different approaches on risk management, hiding also an economic war between Europeans and Americans.
Corporate treasury managers are facing the clear trend toward increasing complexity in their daily work. To a great extent, they are becoming closer to their bankers in their search for not only specific transactional or cash-management solutions but also for advice and support on the various issues they have in common.
The payments market is transforming itself at a high rate of speed. The digital revolution has entered this market in such a way that the European Central Bank (ECB) itself is worried about adapting the European payments infrastructure and wants to help banks.
India’s growth was estimated at 7.2 percent for 2017 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), while its last estimate of Chinese growth was 6.6 percent.
The National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), held every five years, is scheduled for this autumn; several of the country’s supreme leaders (the “seven immortals” of the Politburo Standing Committee) will retire. The general secretary of the party, Xi Jinping, is supposed to be re-elected for a new five-year mandate.
Environmental and social data criteria are more and more taken into account when investors are designing their investment strategies. Socially conscious investors in mutual funds, for instance, try to collect data in order to make the best investment decisions.