How the ride-sharing company responds to a licence refusal in the UK capital will show if its culture has genuinely changed.
Regulation and oversight could be the saviour or the death of a Bitcoin and others.
The Virgin Mary may not be able to pull Brazil out of a deep recession, but her church-sponsored house calls do wonders to ease economic malaise among participating Catholic families.
For a century, Brazil's Catholic Church has sent holy statues out to parishioners' homes. A new study finds that these visits create a local subeconomy, benefitting families and the church.
Inequality was the hot button issue at the triennial meeting of the world's top economists.
Cutting off the Maduro regime’s cash flow won’t help the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, where hunger, poverty and sickness are deepening the nation’s plunge into chaos.
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New US sanctions against Venezuela deliver a clear condemnation of the Maduro regime's authoritarian maneuvering but overlook two key problems: Russian meddling and the humanitarian crisis.
India’s multifaith society is a perfect example of how various beliefs are integrated into work ethics.
What is the impact of religiosity and spirituality on ethical decision-making at work? India has a rich experience of such behaviours.
NATO forces board a suspected pirate vessel.
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As NATO meets in Wales, the public’s attention is bound to be on how the organisation will handle the conflict in Ukraine. But the meeting is also an important window of opportunity to develop a long term…
Suspected pirates surrender to a multinational naval force in 2009.
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Any relapse of piracy is likely to foster an even more dangerous brand of hijackings on Somali waters. It's therefore an opportune time to address piracy once and for all.
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Piracy has risen and fallen with the ages, but international cooperation is the common factor behind their defeat.
Is freelancing the future of employment?
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a hub for international corporate headquarters and local startups.
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The 2017 Global Innovation Index shows that most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean could do much more to tap their innovation potential
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
Phone manufacturers, like the Dutch company Fairphone, require suppliers of raw materials used in their phones to improve employment conditions for their workers.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.
It’s a man’s world.
An expert who has spent 15 years researching the gender pay gap among actors explains.
From European beginnings, Spotify looks set to take the crown of the #1 music streaming service in the US later this year.
While Pandora continues to lead in the US in streaming music all the signs from investors, user momentum and tech talent indicate Spotify is on the verge of seizing the crown.
In the seventeenth century lawyers, civil servants and other new professionals began to work from offices in Amsterdam, London and Paris.
The history of the office illustrates not only how our work has changed but also how work's physical spaces respond to cultural, technological and social forces.
Employees are not working at work and working at home.
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Sending personal emails, a bit of online shopping, checking out your friend's holiday snaps on Facebook: that's workplace cyberloafing.
Cash on hand helps poor families climb out of poverty.
A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty. When that money was paired with capital to invest, people fared even better.
The Big Three.
Together, three asset managers now control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.
In Cuba, unlike in many Latin American countries, when you see children on the street, they’re not begging; they’re playing. And therein lies Castro’s dilemma: how to reform Cuba’s stagnant economy without losing what’s working?
Cuba won't tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.