China's Silk Road v2.0: how it could change the game for eastern currencies

Eastern trade is likely to expand at a rate not seen for centuries as China’s ‘New Silk Road' looks set to go ahead, following the announcement of a $40b n investment in ...

Why finance's future finally belongs to the customer

Ever heard the saying, 'the customer is always right'? In the financial services industry, that hasn't always been true. But a major new report published by the World Economic Forum ...

Fintech around the world - the top capitals of customer empowerment

Over the course of 2015, commentators from The Economist to Forbes have hailed the triumphant start of the fintech revolution. The financial industry is finally catching up with every other sector that’s ploughing its ...

Can government intervention maintain a stable currency?

Fluctuations in the foreign exchange market can have far-reaching economic repercussions – it's no wonder, then, that some governments choose to intervene to manage their own currency's value. This is less ...

Currency wars: the truth about South America's oil economies

The South American economies, largely united under the Mercosur trading bloc, have been fuelled by China’s vast appetite for commodities since the early 2000s. However, as Asian economies suffer a ...

Does regulation really raise the cost of international money transfer?

Financial services regulation is a careful balancing act – it's essential to keep your money safe, but it can quickly become expensive for businesses. The Economist recently argued that regulation is one ...

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