“Tax”, a much needed prefix for our greener future

Everlasting growth has been the panacea of the socio-economic model we live in today, a logic not unlike the big bang theory expansion. However, this single idea is increasingly blamed for fueling the latest global economic crises and for aggravating the climate issues we face today. This criticism comes at …

How much can the older workforce impact the OECD economies?

Our Golden Age Index 2018 shows that the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) is gradually improving towards a greater engagement of older individuals in the workforce. Weighing an average of seven indicators that reflect the labour market for workers over 55 years, the Index shows that countries like …

CEOs are cheerful about 2018’s business environment. What’s next?

CEOs around the world are surprisingly optimistic about the economic and business environment in the next 12 months, according to our 21st CEO Survey. Where does this positivism, balanced across regions, come from? Despite the geopolitical uncertainty, corporate misbehaviour, and the job-killing potential of artificial intelligence, 2018 may turn out …

Would Brexit and the German political crisis boost Luxembourg real estate?

Luxembourg has been ranked in the top 10 of the most attractive city in Europe for real estate investment, according to the 2018 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report. While the country’s outstanding economic growth and political stability are undeniable arguments, Brexit has boosted Luxembourg real estate prospects. Though it’s …

Women entrepreneurs are better than men at crowdfunding

Women are more successful than men in crowdfunding. In 2015 and 2016, campaigns led by women were 32% more successful than those led by men, across many sectors, countries and cultures. Is crowdfunding the shortcut women entrepreneurs needed to access finance and bypass traditional mechanisms and their deep-rooted bias? What’s …

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