RenewEconomy. Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 – up from just 10 now – setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the world’s biggest economy. That’s...Show More Summary
Bank of England Chief Economist Andrew Haldane, one of central banking's big thinkers, revealed his futuristic dream in a speech. His theme: The pros and cons of a world where capital markets are closely entwined and how our globalized, finance-fueled economy can be made safer.
You’d have to be heroic to start a business in Venezuela, Afghanistan or Libya. They're among the lowest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there.
The World Bank releases its “Doing Business” rankings once every year wherein it ranks countries on an aggregate of their scores as to how long it takes to register for a business or how easy it is to pay taxes over there. We have been...Show More Summary
BEIJING (Reuters) - China can afford to cut its 2015 economic growth target to 7 percent and still keep its labor market healthy, the World Bank said on Tuesday, even as it urged Beijing to stop setting rigid growth objectives. "OurShow More Summary
Doing business in Europe's periphery is hampered by slow legal systems THE World Bank released its annual "Doing Business" report on October 29th, ranking the world's 189 countries by how attractive they are to companies. That tiny Singapore led the list again this year and Eritrea was stuck in last place was not paricularly surprising. Show More Summary
You’d have to be heroic or crazy to start a business in Venezuela, Afghanistan or Libya. They're among the lowest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there.
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, said at a conference in Ethiopia that at least 5,000 medical workers need to volunteer to go to Africa and fight the Ebola outbreak. "With the fear factor going out of control in so many places,...Show More Summary
BillGuard touts itself as the world’s first people-powered antivirus system for bills, with predictive algorithms that alert you when there’s unexpected charges made on your bank cards such as hidden fees, billing errors, scams and fraud. Show More Summary
More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday. Jim Yong Kim said he is worried about where those health care workers can be found given the Ebola fear factor. Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Sweden just cut interest rates to zero. 3. Lloyds banks has confirmed its plan to cut 9,000 jobs over the next three years and to close 200 branches. 3. The world populationShow More Summary
World Bank Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries are being forced to face up to a harsh reality—that, left as they are now, their economies won’t create anything like enough…
The head of Japan's Central Bank kept a straight face while unleashing a torrent of comedic genius this evening with regard the Japanese economy and its monetary and fiscal policy success... Enjoy... KURODA: EXPECT JAPAN TO CONTINUEShow More Summary
Critics may scoff at Kendall Jenner’s modeling career, but several of the fashion world’s top authorities claim that the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is hardworking and talented. Tyra Banks has officially joined the Kendall Jenner fan club — why is the America’s Next Top Model creator so appreciative of Kendall’s entrance into the world of […]
Today, we live in an always-on digital world. We work online. We socialize online. We shop online. We bank online. We support causes online. Not to mention, we drive on toll roads with our EZPasses, go to Disney World with our MagicBands, and check our personal stats with our Fitbits. Show More Summary
Good morning! Here's what you need to know for Monday. 1. Dilma Rousseff narrowly beat her rival Aécio Neves for another term as Brazil's president. 2. Investors have not taken the re-election news well. 3. Twenty-five banks failed the European Central Bank's stress test due to capital shortfalls. 4. Show More Summary
Note: This is not an 'Anti-American' post. It is only a viewpoint from a wider perspective. Last week my "view of America from Africa" showed the measure of engineering that is at play.This post about the fight between "The West" - as...Show More Summary
Staples Investigates Reports of Possible Credit Card Data Breach The world’s biggest office-supply retailer, Staples, is investigating reports of a possible data breach of customers’ credit cards after banks detected a pattern of unusual charges concentrating on a group of shoppers. Show More Summary
Walmart recently announced a partnership with Green Dot Bank under which the world's largest retailer will offer checking accounts to its customers.
The investment world is banking on real growth being just around the corner. However, the data does not confirm this view. Let’s talk about China first. Half of all global growth is expected to come from China, which is forecast to grow by 6.5%-7% next year. Show More Summary