INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
INTERNATIONAL. Oliver Wyman's Global Women in Financial Services report finds slow progress for women leaders in financial services; At current progress, female representation at executive committee level set to hit 30% in 2048.
INTERNATIONAL. 59% of entrepreneurs globally expect to increase their workforce in 2016, more than double the proportion of large businesses expecting to do so; Disruptive and innovative entrepreneurs hiring significantly faster than the rest.
UAE. Tech driving new ways of accessing and delivering healthcare; People are taking more responsibility for their individual health and wellbeing; Traditional providers of healthcare should consider whether this means that they could be replaced by new entrants into the market.