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Economics, Policy & Regulation


Indeed, there are those who think that the IP wars will continue to have no clear resolution or winners. The only real beneficiaries: lawyers. But commentators such as Bruce Berman argue that unless and until we can quickly sort out the real issues in the IP imbroglio, almost everyone –even the patent trolls – will lose out.



Corporate banking has always lagged the retail sector when it comes to the adoption of digital technologies, but mobile-banking services are gathering pace—and some visionaries are even contemplating banking services based on wearable technologies.


Real-time Payments in the US: Will It Take Two Years Or Ten Years ?

<span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">While US policymakers arecalling for a real-time payments system to be in place within a decade</span><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20px;">, payments execs think it could be achieved in just two years.</span>

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Global Equity: Biotech Drives Us Ipo Boom

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS By Gordon Platt Healthcare companies accounted for more than half of all initial public offerings filed in the US in the first two months of 2014, in a boom fueled by biotech companies, according to ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Risk Management: Cyberrisk Insurance

CYBER SAVOIR FAIRE By Paula L. Green Regulation is still struggling to keep up with rapidly evolving cyberrisks but is...

Award Winners

World’s Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers 2014

GOLD STANDARD By Rebecca Brace and Anita Hawser Global Finance presents the winners of its annual Best Treasury & Cash Management Providers awards. Global multinational corporates may have come out of the 2008 global financial crisis better off than the ...


Polls & Stats: The Wireless Economy In Ascendance

“The Internet has now transformed from a useful platform to an essential and multidimensional infrastructure that needs to be kept open and decentralized in order to enable communication, collaboration, innovation, inclusive participation and economic growth... The Internet economy has now ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Apple Turns To Celebrity CEO

When Apple announced back in October that it had hired Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts to lead its retail operations, the initial shock among analysts and investors wore off quickly. Though it was a surprise move, it made perfect sense.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Blackberry Not Seeking A White Knight

John Chen, 58, is taking over as the interim CEO of BlackBerry, the Canadian mobile-phone company that only four years ago was one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America and is now fighting for survival. But what he can achieve there is anybody’s guess.

Economics, Policy & Regulation

Middle East: A Different Kind Of Fuel

Oil may be the liquid that drives many of the economies in the Middle East, but the spread of the Internet has unleashed a new generation of tech-entrepreneurs and start-ups, fueling hopes of a non-oil economy for the future.