Australia cracks down on modern slavery.
New York City joins Singapore and Hong Kong in embracing cryptocurrencies, albeit gingerly.
Financial innovation on the rise in nations where cryptocurrencies and related technologies are regulated rather than banned.
Low interest rates have distorted stock prices, real estate markets and balance sheets. When central banks finally shut off the spigot, it won’t be pretty.
New rules could make it harder for companies to book profits in places with favorable tax rates.
CFOs are now so consumed by the need to meet expanding compliance requirements, they’re finding it harder to focus on big-picture strategy.
Transfer pricing—price-setting for sales within a corporate family—for maximum returns takes on heightened risk as governments crack down on creative tax-avoidance maneuvers.
Some believe Hanjin's bankruptcy signals that quantitative easing has no more power, and a global recession is on the horizon.
Singapore | The Monetary Authority of Singapore is establishing a new team to bolster monitoring of financial institutions and enforcement of rules against money laundering.
Amid the surge in global trade, financial institutions are revisiting the way they conduct transaction banking.
Even though the vote was a long time coming, few really prepared for the UK choosing Brexit. Now, business executives and political players are guesstimating the most likely scenarios and speculating how it will play out.
President Jokowi is a radical departure from Indonesia’s political and military elite, which perhaps explains why he is such a populist leader at home. But foreign investors find him difficult to read.
REGIONAL FOCUS | EMERGING ASIA
The bigger the opportunity, the bigger the risk. This certainly holds true for frontier and emerging economies in Asia. Finding the right balance between the two is a key challenge for multinationals looking to invest there.