Aidan Wolfe Kerns

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Why the Federal Reserve should be the world's central bank

This is supposed to be the era of powerful central banks, ready to wield their firepower worldwide. Yet the most powerful of all central banks – the …

Economics

Where do employees trust their companies the most?

Do you trust your company to do what is right? In Mexico, almost 90% of people trust the company they work for. In contrast, the Japanese have the …

CEOs

Why is the US approach to financing infrastructure so different?

Editor’s Note: Renowned engineer and historian Henry Petroski, author of the just-published The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s …

Economic Development

Who are the world's great internet powers?

If the internet played out like an episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>, with noble houses vying for territorial control, what would the world look like?<p>Not …

Game of Thrones

18 books Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

When Warren Buffett started his investing career, he would read 600, 750, or 1,000 pages a day.<p>Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>…

The map that shows you how prosperity is changing

A new interactive map highlights the huge global differences in wealth that still remain, despite the progress made in tackling poverty.<p>By looking at …

Geography

This is how Europe's borders have changed over 1,000 years

As Europe wrestles with the refugee crisis, the viability of the Schengen agreement and the United Kingdom’s future in the Union, it is perhaps worth …

Europe

The surprising secrets to building high-performance teams

What makes certain teams excel and others perform below par? In a new book, Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance, Mario …

These are the world's top business schools in 2016

For the first time a “one-year” MBA has topped the list of the world’s best business school courses.<p>Insead has taken the number one spot in the 2016 …

Which cities have the most dangerous transport systems for women?

“I knew I was in danger from the way the hair stood up on the back of my neck. I was walking home, well past midnight – I heard him before I saw …

Kuala Lumpur

5 rituals that will help your brain stay young

Thanks to improvements in medicine, more of us are living longer. That means we have a heightened investment in making sure our brains stay in shape …

European cities where people are happiest with their jobs

The city that scores highest for job satisfaction isn’t one of Europe’s big political or financial centres – it’s Austria’s second-largest city, Graz.<p>…

Job Satisfaction

How strongly do different nationalities feel about religion?

Ethiopians consider religion most important to who they are, according to Pew Research Center data.<p>The 2015 Global Attitudes survey looked at how …

Religion

This chart shows the circle of life with every known species on Earth

The animal kingdom is massive, but scientists know that they have only found a portion of its members. They are currently aware of about 2.3 million …

National Academy of Sciences

Which is the best country to be a working woman?

The World Economic Forum's <i>Global Gender Gap Report</i> has measured the wage difference between women and men for 10 years, and the 2015 edition …

World Economic Forum

What new jobs will exist in 2035?

By 2035, workplace changes will see us looking for jobs as remote pilots or online chaperones.<p>This is the finding of an Australian report looking at …

World Economic Forum

What's your workplace thinking style?

Are you an optimizer or a connector? An explorer or an expert?<p>Pinpointing exactly what type of thinker you are could help not only you, but your …

Leadership

What skills does the future workforce need?

Each year at Davos, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) holds a breakfast that brings together a set of leaders on the digital frontier to discuss how …

Innovation

Where are the world’s highest minimum wages?

The US state of New York has passed legislation that will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15, bringing it level with the rate in …

Income Inequality

Who pays the most tax in the EU?

Have you ever wondered how much tax you’re paying compared to other countries? This infographic from the European Parliament might help you find …

Economics

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Get ready for a big day.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Massive pharma deal collapses:</b> The $160 billion takeover deal between Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) has fallen apart.<p>The breakup comes after the U.S. Treasury introduced new regulations …

Stock Markets

In U.S., a bold economic experiment begins on the minimum wage

All through the night, the workers at Nebraskaland Inc., a meat distributor in the Bronx, roam the alleys of a cavernous warehouse, piling boxes of beef and chicken onto pallets in subzero temperatures. Until last year, many were paid $10 (U.S.) an hour, a little above the minimum mandated by New …

Economics

MAP: Here's where investor funds have been flowing over the past month

This excellent map on country-specific equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) flows over the past month comes from UBS.<p>US equity ETFs received the largest inflows of $20.9 billion, with UBS citing a more dovish Fed and stabilisation in oil prices as the catalyst for sharp increase.<p>The same factors, …

ETFs

Opinion: The U.S. stock market has two surprising new stars

They’ve been the black sheep of the stock market family, living in the shadows of their more glamorous siblings, like technology, health-care and …

Stock Markets

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

TRADE DISPUTE Top U.S. trade agency dismisses massive duties against Bombardier<p>Apotex CEO quits, former boss takes over, as drug maker reels from founder’s death Subscriber content<p>TORONTO Deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman ruled a 'targeted' double homicide<p>Inflation slows to 1.9% as consumers get a …

Greek public sector workers walk off job in 24-hour strike

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek public sector workers walked off the job in a 24-hour strike Thursday to protest social security and pension reforms demanded as part of Greece's third international bailout, leaving flights canceled, schools closed and news broadcasts off the air.<p>Air traffic controllers …

Europe

10 most important things in advertising

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gestures during the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2016 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.AP Photo/Manu Fernadez<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. A</b> …

Advertising

Offshore accounts are for more than laundering money

Offshore accounts conjure images of bad behavior by the rich and shady, and for good reason: they have been used to dodge taxes, fund organized crime and facilitate corruption. But many people use offshore accounts for more than just hiding bribes and laundering money.<p>Really.<p>And offshore accounts …

Finance