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Africa's Competitive Advantage

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

For all the research on the state entrepreneurship in Africa, and there have been many high quality studies like the collaborative project between Omidyar Network and Monitor Group, there is a common narrative that risk-culture is alive and well.

GES2015: Parting Thoughts

Dante Disparte | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

As the Global Entrepreneurship Summit comes to a close and President Obama completes the second chapter of his African tour in Ethiopia, it is hard not to see the enormous upside the entrepreneurial movement can offer the world.

Entrepreneurialism and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Entrepreneurs play an important role in national economic health and economic competitiveness. What is less recognized, and becoming increasingly important, is the role entrepreneurs also play in national security.

The São Paulo Stock Exchange Expansion Would Be a Good Move

Susan Perkins | Posted 03.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Susan Perkins

Though the LatAm capital markets are fighting to ward off further downward movement due to stumbling oil prices and weakening currencies, one long-term strategy that will continue to bring more liquidity to these markets is better corporate governance practices.

What Women Want: The Changing Face of the Reasonable Investor

Jean Rogers | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Jean Rogers

"This is a Man's World" may have been the long-running theme song of our capital markets for decades, but when it comes to the investment field, women are singing a different tune. And companies may want to learn the lyrics.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

Flashback to Black Monday

John Bates | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Regulators and other agencies need systems that are not only as fast as HFT trading platforms but are also smarter, sniffing out and alerting the authorities as and when something anomalous is happening rather than after the fact.

Resource-Backed Investment Finance in Least Developed Countries

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

What kind of financing opportunities could result for infrastructure from the combination of natural resource abundance, governments' lack of capital market access, and weak governance environments? As it turns out, quite a few.

Why Carl Icahn's Legal Gambit on Dell Shows Bad Faith and Is Not Shareholder Activism

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Icahn should back off with his opposition to the buyout, and if he really cares about his investment, roll up his sleeves and get involved in helping Dell grow.

Reflections on Chinese investments in the U.S.

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

What do you get when the largest developing country in the world is investing more and more in the world's largest developed economy? Lots of question...

Realigning Purpose, Getting Things Done

Judith Samuelson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Judith Samuelson

I just returned from a great exchange of ideas organized by the Kellogg School of Management's Public-Private Initiative and the Aspen Institute. A key driver in the behavior of business and capital markets is how we describe -- and measure -- the purpose of the business corporation.

Joe Van Brussel

Global Impact Investors Build Emerging Industry Together

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Innovators from San Francisco to Sao Paolo are rethinking the roles of markets and philanthropy to address the world's most pressing problems -- and n...

Just Price Carbon

Jon Anda | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Jon Anda

Blame it on the recession or natural gas prices or politics or whatever else. But we cannot deny that we are in green financial crisis, and one that is steadily worsening.

2012 Predictions: What to Expect in Capital Markets

John Bates | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
John Bates

Here are nine capital markets predictions for 2012.

Mideast Braces Itself for a Multi-Year Transition

Masood Ahmed | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business
Masood Ahmed

2011 has not been an easy year for many countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The combination of domestic unrest and external uncertainty has resulted in a marked downturn in economic activity, and this is expected to pick up only gradually.

Standing Up to China, the Obama Way

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

As the senior leader of one Chinese state-owned enterprise said to me, "I used to think [Obama] was nice. Then I realized he was intelligent. Now I know he's shrewd, just like Hu Jintao. Your leader is a strategist."

Martin Wolf: How To Fight The Currency Wars With China

ft.com | Martin Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Has the time for a currency war with China arrived? The answer looks increasingly to be yes. The politics and economics of an assault on Chinese excha...

Why I'm Not Singing the Metro Blue Line Blues

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Changing the way LA commutes and lives is not just a pipe dream. All over the city people and organizations are working in positive ways to make life here better.

A New Spin on Bank Fraud: Banks Defrauding Their Investors, Auditors and Regulators, Which Also Helps Delinquent Mortgagees

Reggie Middleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reggie Middleton

Last week, I made clear to my readers and subscribers that the bank malaise is not over, despite what may appear to be encouraging moves by the exec...

Darth Goldman: The Enterprise Value Strikes Back

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Yesterday, Goldman Sachs settled fraud charges associated with Abacus CDOs for $550 million. Not surprisingly, the settlement excluded Fabrice P. Tour...

The World Applauds the New Financial Regulation

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Many market participants were actually waiting for the US legislation to look at the architecture of finance in the 21st Century. That is exactly what was delivered last week.

Financial Reform: Who's the Fox in the Henhouse?

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

What's worse -- alleged fraud by an investment bank or unchecked profiteering by hedge funds using toxic securities?

Goldman Sachs and the Tourre de Toxic

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

I'm no apologist for Goldman Sachs. But everybody in this trade--the banks, Goldman Sachs, Paulson's hedge fund--was guilty of financial privateering in one form or another.

Restricting Bank Funding for Hedge Funds: Paul Volcker Does Not Go Far Enough

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

While Alan Greenspan has been busy denying any blame or foresight into the financial crisis, Paul Volcker has been working to dissociate the speculative risks of hedge funds from banking. But "The Volcker Rule," does not go far enough.

Travel Advisory: The Cats of Amsterdam

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Norb Vonnegut

Here's what happened three weeks ago to the day -- March 17, 2010. The signs were all there. I should have seen it coming. It was a Wednesday, a Worst...