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The UN Convention on Mediation in Singapore this month marked mediation’s growing role in settling cross-border trade and political disputes. This three-part series of articles discusses cultural differences in dispute resolution and the role of robots in mediation
The appeal of ‘sin stock’ funds. Plus: ‘gender lens’ investing; thematic ETFs tempt marketplace; Mifid II shakes up European markets; the race to zero fees; asset managers take benchmarking in-house to cut costs; gold ETFs regain their lustre; watchdogs weigh ‘liquidity mismatch’
The consultancies most recommended by clients and peers, rated by sector and specialism. Plus: the Brexit bonanza; do firms practise what they preach on diversity?; regulation — the great divide
We highlight Europe’s most highly rated patent law firms as recommended by clients and peers. Plus: carmakers’ designs for the future; technical knowhow and legal skill is a potent mix; delays on EU’s cost-cutting patents court; China plays catch-up with Europe and US in filing race
China’s ‘no waste’ energy drive and fast-growing electric vehicle sector; energy-harvesting tech in remote areas; oil groups face conflicting shareholder demands; the quest for ‘cleaner barrels’; the mismatch between green intentions and consumer reality
Why blockchain alone cannot help luxury brands tackle fake goods; tennis players ace watch sponsorships; an investor’s guide to the gem market; jewellers mine precious metals from discarded phones; the mysterious world of pearls stringers; Alexandra Tolstoy’s favourite jewellery
Despite lack of infrastructure and high shipping costs, creatives across Africa are thriving. The continent’s fashion industry may benefit from a tariff-free market, if the Free Trade Agreement launched in May delivers. With a trove of talent and sustainable credentials, African fashion and design are winning over domestic and global markets
Japan’s historic Kansai region is staging a comeback. We look at how innovation in Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto is shaping the whole country’s future. Plus: a floating medical tech hub, plans for a billion-dollar casino, and a jumper made from one single thread
As the Osaka summit convenes, we analyse the key risks to global economic growth, US-China trade war and currency conflict, the Fukushima effect on Japan’s climate policy, Asia’s need to lead more on the world stage, how robots cannot alone solve the problems of ageing, and other themes
A snapshot of the leading advisers across the US market and the client bases they serve. Plus, we investigate how companies have escaped a fee squeeze from clients and why a court ruling could mean increased liability for advisers when it comes to misleading messages on investments.
From its roots as a swampy trading post, Singapore has evolved into a modern, independent and prosperous city state. Can the south-east Asian powerhouse continue to tread its neutral path in the face of challenges from the US-China trade war, regional tensions and climate change?
We look at six regions where consultancies are finding growth potential brings specific challenges. In South Africa, the Gulf and Brazil, advisers tackle past misdeeds; in Russia and China, they navigate encounters with the state; and in India, firms eye public services
Suspension of Woodford’s £3.5bn fund has investors scouting for liquid alternatives
Aeolus measures wind speeds across the entire planet
Tennis star helps to develop his timepieces as well as market them
More technology is needed to link the product purchased with the record on the ledger
Jewellers are using fashion weeks to promote their collections, but informal events are more effective than the runway
The collection is a tale of symbolism, stolen heirlooms and tsarist traditions
Buy gems for love — not returns — as you may have to wait a while to make your money back
Stringing experts are rare and secretive, but jewellers and royalty know where to find them
While there is still no sign of a cure for the 50m people around the world living with dementia, new technologies and imaginative public policies are helping lessen some of the burden. FT writers examine the latest developments
Former nurse Tracey Shorthouse was diagnosed in her mid-forties
In this edition: Musicians helping others through their foundations; wealthy families taking direct stakes in companies; Hong Kong residents investing in property overseas; and do rich people deserve to be rich?
Why allowing big tech to set its own rules on artificial intelligence is a threat to civilisation
The question for philanthropists is which strategy to deploy when tackling different social and environmental issues
Opponents of the trend, including the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to housing, see trouble ahead
Key to avoiding bitter conflict among heirs is to have candid discussions well before the reading of the will
How the foundations of the world’s top classical musicians are helping young talent realise its potential
Sky-high prices in the territory are pushing residents to invest instead in homes overseas
The former poker player is urging more radical thinking from philanthropists
Rises in taxes on the ultra-wealthy risk being undermined by the generous tax break given for charitable donations
George Soros and other international billionaires join the Qatari royal family shaking up the bloodstock market
Although inequality is growing in many western countries, concern about it is not
We highlight 20 top in-house lawyers. Plus: should corporate lawyers do more on climate change?; why Paul Weiss pictures touched a diversity nerve; planning for flux at General Motors and DBS Bank; a sense of purpose; smaller is beautiful for some
Amazon has shattered the Google-Apple duopoly to make it to the top spot of the Top 100 global brands ranking for the first time, showing the strength of brands that leverage an ecosystem of related products. Chinese companies have also left their mark, with the likes of Didi Chuxing and Xiaomi among the new entrants to the top brands list
Every wealth manager says how stressful it is for the children of rich people to inherit money
Urban mobility is being transformed below ground, on the streets and in the air. We are presented by a range of technologies that are set to revolutionise how we travel across the megacities of the future. This first chapter of our 2050 series investigates these different visions of the future, and the practical challenges in achieving them.