Companies have all sorts of objectives to achieve. Those can include market share, sales volume, adoption rates, innovation, cost leadership, and the list goes on.
As technology continuously ramps up its advances, more people can feel the demands of being constantly connected: that nagging feeling that the next email is right around the corner, or that the next incoming phone call could bring the next crisis needing urgent attention.
A slew of recent arrests in Saudi Arabia have investors on edge. In a surprise move, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducted sweeping arrests of high-ranking and public officials under what was deemed to be “a corruption purge”.
Canada’s largest international bank, the Bank of Nova Scotia, has recently revealed that it is in exploratory talks with Spanish Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) to purchase up to 100 percent of its retail bank operations in Chile.
In both the United States and Europe, debt levels are climbing due to the peaking of private-equity activity. Low rates have encouraged leveraged transactions, for which the level of debt has increased with the rise in prices that investors are ready to pay.
Good news reports from Brazil have been few and far between in recent years. Political instability associated with high-level corruption has shaken investor confidence and ushered in the deepest recession Brazil has seen in decades.
Wall Street has been showing mixed results lately. The Dow Jones has suffered from the recently published 2017 first-half results of the American banking sector.
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 and the S&P 500 Index more than 9 percent.
Social and Collaborative Working Practices Are Putting Human Resources at the Heart of Digital Transformation
The digital revolution is something that each and every big companies’ CEO or board member will tell you is the priority not to be missed for the future welfare of his or her company.
Just weeks after the failed merger with Deutsche Börse, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) group is back on the offensive. The LSE will spend $685 million (£534 million) to strengthen itself in the index market.