business / finance

Venezuela

Bitcoin, Petro, Libra ... Why Cryptocurrency Isn't Really Currency

Cryptocurrencies are not so much money as flexible "assets" that may be used in payments, without...

Argentina

Five Argentine Design Firms Join Up to "Export Together"

Five Argentine design studios are using "collaborative association," a format that eliminates com...

Egypt

Egypt: Costs And Benefits Of Working In The Informal Economy

CAIRO — Some people prefer working in the shadows. Egypt's vast informal economy has drawn the focus of government officials in recent years. Authorities have been looking to merge the ...

China

Carrefour Says Au Revoir To China: Lessons In Global Commerce

As Carrefour gets ready to sell a majority of its operations in China, lessons can be learned fro...

Chile

A Chinese Businesswoman In Chile: Travails Of Trans-Pacific Prosperity

For Lijuan Wang, starting a business in Chile was rewarding but also challenging, for being Asian...

France

Why The Digital Revolution Hasn't Boosted Productivity

Information technology was supposed to make everything move faster. We need to rethink the way we...

Germany

Germany, Norway, California: How To Boost Electric Car Sales

A new study shows Germany must look for other ways to convince automobile buyers to switch to ele...

Chile

Flexibility First: Time To Reinvent Business Management

To survive and prosper, large firms must have adaptable leaders and constantly revise targets and...

China

Why Europe Needs To Embrace A Rising China

Rather than fear the so-called Middle Kingdom, European companies should recognize its rapid asce...

Peru

What If Warren Buffett Were Peruvian?

In the race to succeed, talent can certainly play a role. But not everyone competes on the same p...

Russia

Why Washington May Detour Russia's Big Pipeline Project

Opposition to the planned Nord Stream 2 gas project had been limited to Europe. But now the Trump...

France

Work → In Progress: Toward A Tech-Powered, Human-Run Future

Machines replacing us humans: Depending on where you stand (and where you work!), this may sound like a dream or a nightmare. Societies have long been fascinated by the idea of handing over ...

Egypt

IPO And Beyond: How Uber Rolled Into Our Lives - A World Tour

Long before Uber's multi-billion-dollar IPO, the ride-hailing app has been shaking the economic and legal foundations of the dozens of countries around the world where it's landed. Not only has it ...

Colombia

Cold Economics For Colombia's Coffee Growers

The country faces dramatic debt levels among small-scale coffee farmers, as prices fall on world ...

Chile

Sovereign Funds: Latin America's Hidden Investment Potential

With its abundant raw materials and growing digital economy, Latin America has real potential for...

Argentina

"Green Branding" - A Healthy Bet For Argentina Agrobusiness

Already known for its agricultural output, the South American country would do well to grow its r...

France

Chief Happiness Officer: On The Sly Hunt For Productivity

Ensuring employees' happiness is picking up as a profession in France, but is it slowly becoming ...

Argentina

The Age Question For Politicians Plays Out In Latin America

Older politicians seemingly face an image problem in some Latin American countries. But in this c...

Italy

Chinese Stores, Made in Italy

Business models are changing, but Chinese presence in Italy's business world remains high.

Argentina

That Double Menace Of Uberization And Globalization

Disruptive tech firms offer convenience and competitive prices. But they also push ordinary peopl...

United Kingdom

Back To Beans? A Whiff Of Britain's Post-Brexit Food Menu

A messy withdrawal from the EU could cost the U.K. its current trade routes and threaten supplies...

China

Will China's New Silk Road Lead To Rome?

The center-right populist Italian government has recently bowed to Chinese flattery, announcing it was ready to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will connect Rome and Beijing on a modern ...