The renminbi’s path to internationalisation has been stellar but 2015 inclusion in the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights could send it stratospheric. More
The next few months are likely to be chaotic for the global energy industry. We expect investment in future capacity, both in conventional and alternative energy, to fall sharply amid a severe squeeze on producers. Find out why. More
The world economy is suffering – not from a lack of growth, but from a deficit of confidence.
Looking ahead to 2015, there are plenty of positives. The world economy should improve, but sometimes better indicators are not enough. Confidence is crucial and takes more than better data to improve. More
Since the first reported case of AIDS thirty-three years ago, nearly 40 million people have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses. The negative influence of stigma, whether imposed from oneself or one’s community, has a devastating impact on open communication, disclosure and access to healthcare. World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness of this message More
When it comes to global trade, traditionally much of the focus of banks has been on supporting multinationals and large corporates. But – by overlooking the needs of mid-sized companies – banks could be missing a serious trick. More
The opportunities for further growth in Africa’s trade – with itself and with other regions such as Asia – are huge, but will only be unlocked if several structural issues can be overcome. More
In just over a year from now, the 10 ASEAN members are set to move a step closer towards integration. Find out what lies ahead for this region. More