Emerging Markets Roundup
Paolo Sironi, a global thought leader in wealth management and investment analytics with IBM, talks about robots, algorithms and making personal finance more like a game.
Investors face economic uncertainty and jihadist threats, but the government has plans to attract more investment from foreign firms.
According the World Bank Group’s Ease of Doing Business Index for 2017, a record-breaking 137 nations out of 190 have implemented key reforms to deregulate their economies.
Given that China’s growth is slowing, the decision to replace Finance minister Lou Jiwei with Xiao Jie is controversial—yet not surprising.
After two years of a political vacuum, Lebanon finally elected Michel Aoun president. Under the constitution, however, the head of state has little power, and his election sparks little hope.
Corporate Finance & Capital
Banks, tech firms and even universities are partnering to aid home-grown Egyptian fintechs.
The Egyptian pound was floated this fall, and quickly lost half its value. But the reform is part of restructuring Egypt's economy to encourage foreign investment.
Trump's tax plans are expected to lighten corporate taxes, adding to profits of beleaguered US companies.
With alternative lending on the rise, Brazil seeks to establish new and reliable sources of financial information.