Employees dread performance reviews, but managers feel they are an essential tool in helping them to gauge how well each part of the organization is performing and to devise corrective measures if needed.
Just recently, Goldman Sachs reduced the number of employees on one of its major trading desks from 500 a few years ago to merely three. The bank is making huge shifts towards more investment in technology and reducing its headcount
Today’s brave new—and exceedingly connected—world needs strong leaders that can navigate the social-media landscape. These days, it’s not enough that C-suite executives learn how to communicate through social-media platforms.
A century ago, you would have needed only $100 to buy what $1,641 buys today (a 1,541-percent inflation rate). A decade ago, you would have needed $100 to buy what $115 buys today (a 15-percent inflation rate).
Currency is moving toward a digitized model. Cryptocurrencies, as they’re dubbed, have quickly become a multimillion-dollar industry, with droves of users, uses and formats that stand to upend the current financial industry.
Argentina’s legislative elections—slated for October 27, 2017—will be a de facto referendum on President Mauricio Macri’s economic-reform package. While slow to start, his shock-therapy approach appears to be bearing fruit as the country finally wrenches itself free of years of protectionist Peronism.
One of the most interesting topics when discussing the switch from coal to green energy is the price. This discussion was raised when US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the COP21 Paris Agreement.
By 2016 the number of foreign trusts in New Zealand had more than tripled from 2008, reaching 10,697, according to New Zealand’s Inland Revenue Department (IRD). Those trusts were bringing around $50 million in professional fees to the country.
The first half of 2017 was a good “vintage” for equity markets. Wall Street peaked at record levels, with the Nasdaq gaining 15.8 percent so far this year and the S&P 500 Index more than 9 percent.
The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) creates a new vital context for commercial banks. It is requiring banks to open access to their systems and clients’ accounts.