The high-powered world of finance demands ruthlessness and manipulation from hedge fund managers and other money makers, right? Wrong, say researchers. Being nice is key to better investments.
Americans continue to dominate the ranks of the world's highest-paid entertainers - but the "Brit Pack: is starting to make significant in-roads, according to the latest figures released by Forbes, the influential business magazine.
Thousands of Air Berlin employees are facing unemployment after the company went bankrupt; despite having lead the company into insolvency, its chief executive is guaranteed a multimillion-euro salary until 2021, which has outraged former staff.
Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that the country's GDP is maintaining a medium-high growth rate.
The move comes just days after Donald Trump refused to certify Tehran's compliance with the nuclear deal and called for more sanctions against the country.
Despite the sanctions unilaterally imposed on Tehran in July and the recent Donald Trump decision not to certify the Iran nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic's minister has commented on the prospects of cooperation with American companies.
The Spanish government is still waiting for Catalonia's leader to clarify the status of the region. At the same time, the independence referendum has put a strain on the region’s economy, hitting local businesses hard and affecting daily operations.
As the Russian government announced the creation of its cryptocurrency, which it hopes will compete with Bitcoin, Prime Minister Medvedev commented on the issue of the country's digital sovereignty.
Despite the mounting allegations and belligerent rhetoric of Mainland China possibly abandoning the dollar as a means of international settlements, such a policy move is deemed unlikely as the dollar greatly benefits the export-reliant Chinese economy.
Internet giant Google has acquired 109 hectares of land in Avesta municipality in rural Sweden and has sparked hopes that the internet giant will build a major data center in the Nordic country, creating thousands of high-skilled jobs.
A senior Russian official has commented on the prospects of cooperation between Russia and North Korea after sanctions being imposed on Pyongyang by Moscow.
Apple has lost a $439.7 million lawsuit to VirnetX as part of an ongoing seven-year legal battle with the patent-holding firm. Apple claims that they intend to appeal the lawsuit and drag VirnetX back into court for the sixth time.
Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec has spoken to Sputnik about boosting Slovenia-Russia ties, the EU refugee relocation program and the country's border issue with Croatia.
A Russian business group has asked parliament to legalize the circulation of domestic cryptocurrencies only, pointing to the risks of foreign virtual money. The warning came amid an increased number of proposals from Russian officials to introduce government control over cryptocurrencies.
Denmark is designing a new law that could stop pipelines in Danish waters for security reasons. Although it remains unclear whether Russia's Nord Stream 2 energy project will be affected, Nord Stream leadership has a back-up plan at hand.
Chinese business, taking advantage of an increasingly destabilized global geopolitical climate, are expanding operations into Cambodia, as Phnom Penh consistently criticizes Washington for funding sedition and unrest in the southeastern Asian country.
The acquisition by Russia’s Rosneft oil and gas company of a 30 percent stake in a Mediterranean gas field from Italy’s ENI means that despite sanctions, the level of cooperation between the two companies remains high and reflects Italy’s desire to build up ties with Russia, Italian scholar Marco Valerio Solia told Sputnik.
The Iranian minister of petroleum commented on the impact of the latest Trump's moves toward Tehran on oil prices.
The era of petrodollar recycling is drawing to an end as shifts in technology and international politics render it redundant, meaning the US is entering volatile times.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is urging advanced economies to implement fiscal stimulus measures aimed at structural economic reform, which would allow them to avoid or diminish the negative effects of future crises.
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