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- Prospects for 2019, as currently foreseeable – and the need for a “Global Index of New Technology Economic Impact” - It is clear to every intelligent observer that, in the next 12 months, global economic growth is highly uncertain, dependent as growth always is on two factors (investment and productivity), which can be characeterised at present in the following way: INVESTMENT Right now, the gap between returns-on-cash and returns-on-equity has narrowed to the point that […]
- Hedge fund activism in the US is like hedge fund activism everywhere in the world, right? - Researchers at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School have asked the interesting question: Has hedge fund activism done in Japan what hedge fund activism seems to have done in the US: driven enduring change in US corporate governance (management effectiveness/ managerial decisions/ labour management) as well as in market perception? Surprisingly, analysis of financial data by […]
- Machine Learning: The Economic Impact to 2030 - The Economist Intelligence Unit’s report titled “Risks and Rewards: Scenarios around the economic impact of Machine Learning” examines that impact to the year 2030 in a select group of countries: Australia, Japan, South Korea, the UK, the USA and what it calls “Developing Asia” (no explanation is provided of this term). For these countries, […]
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