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OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2018

The OECD has just released the “Business and Finance Outlook”. The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis on the trends, both positive and negative, that are shaping tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment. Using analysis from a wide range of perspectives, this year’s edition addresses …
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Financial Markets, Insurance and Pensions: Digitalization and Finance

This publication by OECD compiles a series of articles that focus on the impact of digitalization and technology in the areas of financial markets, insurance, and private pensions. It also discusses the tools and policies needed to ensure that the challenges posed by digitalization result in better outcomes and better management of the risks involved. …
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OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2017

The OECD has just released the “Business and Finance Outlook”. The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis that looks at what might affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment. Using analysis from a wide range of perspectives, this year’s …
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Design Thinking: The New DNA of the Financial Sector

In this report, jointly developed by Oliver Wyman and IESE Business School, the authors address how Design Thinking can be applied to the financial services sector, offer a case study of a Design Thinking project, and identify how the process can be leveraged to capture additional profit pools. To access the full report, visit the Oliver …
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Global Corporate Banking 2016: The Next-Generation Corporate Bank

Corporate banking is a tough business. Players everywhere are facing increasing competition, declining revenues, surging regulatory costs, spiking loan losses, and rising capital requirements. But not everyone is being dragged down. In fact, the BCG’s most recent survey found a dramatic split between the best and the rest. More than 70% of Western European participants …
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Other people’s money: the real business of finance by John Kay

Overview: The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates. Financialization over the past three decades has created a structure that lacks resilience and supports absurd volumes of trading. The finance sector devotes too little attention to the search for new investment opportunities and the stewardship …
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Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016

The World Bank has just published the “Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016: Long-term Financing.” According to the new study, extending the maturity structure of finance is considered to be at the core of sustainable financial development. The reports warns that a shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is chocking the investment-backed growth for …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015: An OECD Scoreboard

This fourth edition monitors SMEs’ and entrepreneurs’ access to finance in 34 countries over the period 2007-13, across an expanded array of indicators, including debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions. These are complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance, and a special focus on non-performing …
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IESE Cities in Motion Index 2015

Barcelona and Madrid are Spain’s smartest cities, according to the IESE Cities in Motion (ICIM) index 2015. The survey is developed by the Center for Globalization and Strategy (CGS) under the direction of professors Pascual Berrone and Joan Enric Ricart. According to the ranking, the global top ten is headed by London, followed by New …
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The Safest Cities In The World

Tokyo named the world’s safest city, according to The Economist’s 2015 Safe Cities Index, followed by Singapore and Osaka in second and third position respectively. Barcelona in 15th position and Madrid 21st, the only two Spanish cities to make the top 50 list.  Here are the factors it ranks 50 cities on: Digital security — …
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