In the recent economic and political climate, with gloom, doom and downturns trumpeted from every corner, investors were edgy and the stock market shivered. But what is the current reality in the global markets, and should we adopt a more optimistic outlook? Read on for the latest economic updates.
Why isn’t climate-related reporting a priority?
As pressure mounts on cash-strapped governments to declare a climate emergency, the onus is on companies to do more to avert environmental catastrophe.
Helping the public sector cope with disruption
The public sector is under increasing pressure to adapt to a new wave of big-hitting disruptors. Taking appropriate action could protect precious resources and benefit local communities.
Global trade wars are piling pressure on the World Trade Organisation. Can it survive?
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is having to work harder than ever to diffuse global tensions over international trade.
What’s up with BRICS?
Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa (BRICS) joined forces to change the world. It hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Can BRICS get back on track?
The challenges of being mid-market
Mid-sized businesses (MSBs) face a unique set of challenges but support is thin on the ground.
Minimising the risks of multi-currency accounting
As companies expand internationally, the economic and financial risks increase significantly. Managing foreign currency exposure is critical in mitigating one of the biggest risks.
Boom or bust: what next for the sharing economy?
After their meteoric rise, Uber and Airbnb are bearing the brunt of a backlash against unregulated practices in the sharing economy.
Bitcoin: bubble or revolution?
Is the digital currency heading for a meltdown or here to stay?
Sustainable finance: the start of a revolution
The willingness to adopt sustainable finance is here. Now it’s a question of just how far finance and business leaders are prepared to go.