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What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers
What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

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Brexit: here's what happens next

Anyone imagining that the UK's withdrawal from the European Union today (31 January) might mean things will go quiet on the Brexit front, they are likely to be disappointed...

By Simon Usherwood 31 Jan 2020

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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

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Activist Greta Thunberg was among attendees who want the world’s leaders to prioritise fighting climate change.
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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world's biggest risks differently

We live in a world threatened by numerous existential risks that no country or organisation can resolve alone, such as climate change, extreme weather and the coronavirus...

By Christopher Michaelson 28 Jan 2020

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Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

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#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand
#BFGlobal500: Amazon breaks $200bn mark, still world's most valuable brand

Amazon makes history as the first brand in Brand Finance Global 500 ranking to exceed $200bn value mark and retains title of world's most valuable brand for the third consecutive year...

22 Jan 2020

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US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

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Europlaw Group Incorporated to benefit in Credit Enhancement Program of Ithuba Group
Europlaw Group Incorporated to benefit in Credit Enhancement Program of Ithuba Group

Europlaw Group and Ithuba Group entered into an advisory appointment arrangement for the specific purpose to benefit from a "Credit Enhancement Program"...

Issued by Europlaw 1 Oct 2019

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Why the Bank of England will struggle to stop the economic fallout of a hard Brexit - and could even make it worse

The global economy is slowing. Most central banks are talking about cutting interest rates to boost the economic recovery...

By Huw Macartney 27 Sep 2019

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Charles Brasted
Brexit - a guide to the latest developments

As the United Kingdom's constitution continues to be tested, the Brexit fundamentals remain unchanged...

By Charles Brasted 17 Sep 2019

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Britain is stumbling towards an economic abyss

A growing number of UK and global investors will move their assets overseas as Britain stumbles towards an economic abyss. The country's economy shrank in the second quarter - the first time in seven years...

14 Aug 2019

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Boris Johnson: what first speech as prime minister suggests is in store for Britain

Boris Johnson's speech outside Number 10 Downing Street - his first as prime minister of the United Kingdom - was always going to be noteworthy...

By Simon Usherwood 26 Jul 2019

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The fruit of your coins
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

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Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream
Litigation funding set to increase as asset class becomes mainstream

Litigation funding is becoming a mainstream asset class with the market set to double in the next five years, predicts Dilip N Massand of Legal Ventures...

22 Mar 2019

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