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    How to promote financial inclusion in Nigeria

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    Why we need to stop subsidising water

    In California, residential consumers are being fined for wasting water. The goal is to combat a severe… more

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    How effective is foreign aid?

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    A key benefit of sovereign wealth funds

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    How should Europe’s investment plan work?

    President Juncker has presented the key features of the European… more

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    Why understanding risk is key to exporting

    There is a wealth of information available to companies looking to expand abroad, but it takes a unique… more

  • A woman migrant worker places her finger on a fingerprint scanner as she applies for a passport at the Immigration office in Tangerang, Indonesia Forum Article

    How to tackle financial fraud

    The internet explosion and the rise in online transactions have led to a new breed of fraud perpetrators… more

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    How does foreign investment affect jobs?

    With the growing activities of multinationals, one of the major concerns for policymakers in developed… more

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    How can China rebalance its financial system?

    The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has reduced official interest rates for the first time in… more

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    Can cannabis really be used to treat cancer?

    Cannabis has long been touted as containing chemicals that might work against cancer. A recent study… more

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    Why successful leaders have difficult discussions

    I remember 5 or 6 years ago sitting down with our lead trainer, Peter, to talk about my expectations for… more

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    Why is business investment so weak?

    Investment has been disappointing in recent years Growth in mature economies… more