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Nasdaq’s technology pairs buyers and sellers of financial assets at lightning speed. Now it is exploring ways to enable trade beyond its traditional markets.
The IMF has included it in its Special Drawing Rights currency basket, but there are big obstacles in its path to becoming a true reserve currency.
By 2021 women will be in charge of $18tn worth of the world’s wealth. Their control is rising more quickly than men, but what is behind this growth?
These are uncertain times for global trade, and not just because of Donald Trump’s protectionist rhetoric.
Alibaba and Tencent are looking for new fields to expand their profits and power.
Many of the core ideas behind Adam Smith’s vision of capitalism are being ignored. Four basic concepts need to be relearned.
By 2025, cross-border data flows could be worth $20tn, more than current global trade in goods.
Western multinationals have been outsourcing production to low-cost countries such as China. But are executives turning to localisation?
Economies like Italy’s are still weak and there are fears gains made through QE could go into reverse.
2017 promised to be a strong year for the US economy, but the dollar has remained weak. That is good news for emerging markets — but not without risks.
Robots are much maligned as a potential source of flash crashes, but inexperienced traders should be a greater cause for concern
There are myriad ways our digital life can be exploited by criminals and even governments
Can we now return monetary policy to something like normal?
Bankers are becoming worried about upstart fintech unicorns
Digital payments are increasing rapidly but quick demonetisation can do harm
Crypto currency invented to disrupt traditional banking is under strain
Continental Europe stands to benefit when Britain leaves the EU
Why companies keep making one simple and costly mistake
The risk of boom turning to bust
Authorities are looking to curtail debt financing
What a cashless society might look like