2021

The World's Most Indebted Governments 2021

The World's Most Indebted Governments 2021

Most nations have followed a risky trajectory of indebtedness after the 2008 financial crisis. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, their borrowing shattered records.

The Crypto Wrangler

The Crypto Wrangler

US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Gary Gensler calls for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies to rid the sector of fraud, scams and abuse.

Shareholder Revolt At Toshiba

Shareholder Revolt At Toshiba

Toshiba shareholders voted for an independent probe into allegations that investors were pressured against pursuing a management shake-up at last summer’s annual general meeting.

World's Most Unbanked Countries 2021

World's Most Unbanked Countries 2021

Hundreds of millions of people globally have no checking or savings bank account. Financial exclusion undermines their quality of life and hold their nations’ economies back.

Household Saving Rates 2021

Household Saving Rates 2021

Household saving is defined as the difference between a household’s disposable income and its expenditures on goods and services. During the pandemic it rose to historical highs everywhere.

2020

The World's Biggest Bankruptcies 2020

The World's Biggest Bankruptcies 2020

The global pandemic pushed many shaky companies over the edge into bankruptcy, but some of them will emerge stronger and more profitable in the long run as a result.

Blind Dates Boom

Blind Dates Boom

In today’s environment, special purpose acquisition companies for big investors are getting bigger and bolder.

The Abe Era Ends

The Abe Era Ends

The abrupt announcement that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was resigning for health issues after nearly eight years in power startled the world.