Articles covering crucial aspects of the global economy.
16 January 2018
North America and Europe generate approximately 75 per cent of digital content for Internet users worldwide. Amid weak GDP growth worldwide and flattening of traditional foreign trade and investment, international digital exchanges are rapidly growing. The challenge is how governance structures can be formed that reconcile 'public welfare' and 'individual privacy'.
3 August 2017
The renegotiation of NAFTA promises to be a highly contentious affair, with the two smaller members poised to resist efforts by their larger neighbour to craft regional trade rules hewing to Trump’s “America First” project.
13 December 2016
This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community.
28 October 2016
An article by David Bartlett, RSM's Economic Adviser. Foreign middle market businesses surveying the Chinese market in 2016 will encounter a more challenging environment than the one multinational corporations faced during the early years of China’s global economic opening.
16 August 2016
An article by David Bartlett, RSM's Economic Adviser. The Internet of Things offers great promise as a truly disruptive technology with strong international commercial potential. This article examines the global landscape of IoT, focusing on technology applications in key industries.
11 May 2016
Historically, the incremental development and high costs of renewable energy discouraged the rapid expansion of that industry. But recent shifts in the commercial and technological landscape signal a transformative moment for renewable energy, which now presents a credible challenge to fossil fuels in the competition for global investment.
4 January 2016
In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent).
15 September 2015
By most measures, emerging markets have outperformed developed economies since the Great Recession. Between 2010-14, emerging/developing economies posted averaged annual real GDP growth of 5.8 percent versus 1.8 percent in the advanced industrialised countries.
1 July 2015
In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.
1 April 2015
Despite a turbulent 2014, fund managers and sector analysts have expressed confidence in the resilience of Singapore’s investment environment for the future.
1 January 2015
Economic Growth Trends
1 November 2014
In February 2013, the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) commenced negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The proposed pact would create the world’s biggest free trade area.
1 October 2014
Cyber security, once limited to the expertise of Information Technology specialists, has become a business-critical issue engaging senior corporate leaders worldwide.
1 March 2014
Islamic finance is an emergent series of financial products that have been developed to meet the requirements and constraints of people that would like to follow the Shari’ah law. Islamic finance is a term that reflects financial business that is not contradictory to the principles of Shari’ah.
1 February 2014
The Italian economy was severely affected by the deepest recession since the Second World War. Amid a fiscal consolidation programme to reduce the country’s debt, Italy continues its quest to rekindle GDP growth.