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Facebook, Google and Amazon are similar to states. Bremmer: Will they replace nationhood?

On the day in early January when former President Donald Trump encouraged thousands of his followers to storm America’s capitol building during Congress’s session to certify the election of Joe Biden, the most consequential decisions to re-establish order were made not by law enforcement or the military, but by giant tech companies, who decided – on their own, and without government encouragement – to punish the leaders of the failed insurrection. Continue reading

30Sep/21

Blockchain Algorithms Submit Paperwork for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Trading Licence

Blockchain Algorithms have applied for a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK trading licence, enabling the firm to offer FSCS-protected deposits and investment services for customers. Continue reading

21Sep/21

Mobile Sector Critical For Sustainable Development Goals

The sixth annual SDG impact report from the GSMA shows the mobile industry increased its contribution to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2020. Despite the significant challenges posed by the global pandemic, the sector is halfway to maximising its potential impact on the SDGs. However, progress cannot be taken for granted, as there are less than 10 years to achieve the 2030 SDG targets. Continue reading

20Sep/21

University of Oxford and Oracle Cloud System Helping Researchers Identify COVID-19 Variants Faster

The fast spread of the highly infectious Delta variant underscores the need for faster identification of COVID-19 mutations. Uniting governments and medical communities in this challenge, the University of Oxford and Oracle’s Global Pathogen Analysis System (GPAS) is now being used by organizations on nearly every continent. Continue reading

15Sep/21

Largest 500 family businesses prove economic resilience despite pandemic

Despite the turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, family-owned enterprises have managed to stay resilient. The world’s largest 500 family businesses generated US$7.28t in revenues, employing 24.1m people across 45 jurisdictions. These and other findings were published today in the 2021 EY and University of St. Gallen Family Business Index which reveals how the largest family-owned businesses have responded to the recent turbulence in the global economy. Continue reading

14Sep/21

Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report Finds Stark Disparities in COVID-19 Impacts

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fifth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring an updated global dataset illustrating the pandemic’s adverse impact on progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). Continue reading

13Sep/21

RNA Analytics explores digital transformation in InsurTech with new white paper

RNA Analytics, a global leader in actuarial and risk management, launches today a brand new white paper ‘InsurTech: Market in Summary’, which explores the recent challenges and newest opportunities within the actuarial, insurance and risk management sectors today. Continue reading

07Sep/21

FICO Survey: UK Borrowers 31 Percent More Likely to Open Account Digitally Than in 2020

A new study in the UK by analytics software firm FICO shows that UK consumers today are 31 percent more likely to open an account digitally than a year ago. However, the surprising outliers in the rush to digital-first account opening are Generation Z (Gen Z). Financial education is key as it appears that digital savviness is not enough to counter the need for in-person help and advice when selecting banking providers. Continue reading