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As developed market interest rates stall or fall and the inflation-adjusted returns on most sovereign debt drops to negative territory once again – the global search for yield by institutional investors is as urgent as it has ever been. This, as much as anything, is driving the huge flow of institutional capital into private investments.
Determining the benefits for artificial intelligence (AI) projects is difficult and confusing, but increasingly important
Marriage is no longer seen in the public awareness programmes and the media as a combination of two people working together to achieve their goal—which is a successful marriage. People forgot that marriage is an institution that only grows when the couple involved work hard on their relationship.
I’d like to tell you a short story. When working with a client on its security provision, we discovered that it had only devoted 4% of its total IT budget to cybersecurity. “Let’s develop a solution with this 4%,” said the client. It was only at that moment that I realized that cybersecurity is often …
Monetary easing can help stimulate domestic demand, which in turn benefits other countries by increasing demand for their goods. The concern, however, is that monetary easing also weakens a country’s exchange rate, making exports more competitive and reducing demand for other countries’ imports as they become more expensive—a phenomenon known as expenditure switching
Almost every day we read hundreds of reports of violence triggered by ethnic, religious or cultural hatred all over the world. It was dreadful to hear about the recent massacre at Walmart in Texas
Saudi particularly is restructuring and rebalancing to create a more sustainable combination of industry, finance and services. So, to one extent or another, are all the Gulf countries. As these economies move towards normalisation, they will understand the vital importance of regional trade and investment
The recent study by Joachim Allgaier of RWTH Aachen University in Germany analysed the content of a randomised sample of 200 YouTube videos related to climate change
Governments must be able to separate the relevant from the insignificant and the public from the confidential to ensure effectiveness and excellent stewardship. Analytics is the key to unlocking the true AI value hidden in this ever-growing data.
This extraordinary commencement gave the festival its distinctive identity, transforming it into an attractive space for creative experimentation in the arts, and a platform for the budding artists to be discovered and to make a name for themselves.
lender of last resort, the IMF provides countries in economic turmoil with financial support. In return, borrowing countries must often commit to far-reaching policy reforms
The view of the Secretary of Treasury is based on the fact that the service sector represents 19.4% of the structure of the US economy, while exports represent 12% of the gross domestic product (GDP), but they directly affect the unemployment rate.
Young people can be socialised to adopt a certain political agenda through simple conversations with family that disclose the parents’ political affiliation, and influence their children’s attitudes toward life.
The agricultural sector could be a key source of job creation for young people. But conventional opinion has it that they are turning their backs on the sector despite high levels of unemployment. So what gives?
To a considerable extent, the media plays a key role in promoting negative concepts and attitudes toward women. Doubtless, the media not only gives people information and entertainment, but it also impacts people’s lives by shaping their opinions and beliefs.
As long as time continues to move forward, history will never settle with only one interpretation. It is exactly this interpretative approach in retelling
In our view the AU leaders should also use their meeting to reinvigorate their efforts to create an African Monetary Fund (AMF).
When we reach this so-called AI singularity, our minds and bodies will be obsolete. Humans may merge with machines and continue to evolve as cyborgs.
By redefining the way they engage with consumers, brands can establish more meaningful relationships with them.
Children have been separated from their parents and kept in steel cages–a brutal aggression against those most vulnerable.
Encouraging diversity and inclusion at Facebook is something that’s really close to my heart. Diversity is critical to the success of our company. Why?
A more serious problem is that the collections retain and perpetuate the stereotypical narratives Europeans had – and still have – about Africans.
In repeated public health-related visits to Cuba I got a first-hand sense of the problems besieging Cuban society: the need for foreign money, the oppressive nature of the regime, and the dissatisfaction of the country’s youth
As the holy month of Ramadan gets underway, changes in daily routine and lifestyles are in motion.
It has been known for a long time that physical activity–including dancing and exercise–can have several positive effects on people’s bodies and minds, leading to better cardiovascular health, fewer migraine headaches, and a sharper brain. The Einstein Aging Study carried out in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, found that dancing helps …
The 18 December revolution in Sudan promises new realities in the African country, where it overthrew the dictator Omar Al-Bashir and a long period of repression which began with the Muslim Brotherhood coup in 1989. Al-Bashir’s 30-year kleptocracy has been marked by famine, civil war, and the detention of thousands and torture in the so …
María Salguero knows how to leverage her background as a geophysical engineer on behalf of women. Since 2016, she has been tracking cases of femicide (also known as feminicide) all over Mexico. Femicide is the deliberate killing of a woman or girl because of their gender. Every year, there are tens of thousands of missing …
The 2019 Memorial Lecture honouring Edward W. Said, “Out of Place: Refugees, Immigrants, and Storytelling” couldn’t have come at a more appropriate moment. And the main speaker for that event, Viet Thanh Nguyen, was the right person for the job. Viet Thanh Nguyen, the author of the novel The Sympathizer, shares with Said two qualities: …
we expect Egypt to continue to tap the eurobond market annually, including in 2019 and again in 2020, along with more infrastructure-linked loans.
I first learned of Gideon Levy many years ago, during a casual conversation with my friend Edy Kaufman, an Israeli human rights activist. He told me that he had asked Levy why was he such a serious critic of Israel’s government and its policies with the Palestinians. Levy, whose own father was a German Jewish …