"2013 - the year after": low growth, record-low interest rates, an investment Ice Age - further challenges ahead for investors
Effort is required to tackle the tax gap. But it’s important that the tax gap debate does not mask what should be a primary task for government, namely to foster an environment for sustainable business.
Asia appears to be relatively resilient in the face of global uncertainty – there are still numerous good investment ideas in the region, particularly in Southeast Asia, where the economies are still developing.
The study, titled "The Futurewealth Report: The Digital World of the Futurewealthy," surveyed 3,477 respondents from across the world with an average $1.9 million in assets.
He has often been embroiled in controversy – being both outspoken about the banking industry, but facing accusations that he failed to take appropriate pre-emptive action to lessen the impact of the financial crisis.
Should taxpayers in debtor countries expect 'solidarity' – or, more bluntly, money – from taxpayers in creditor countries?
Douglas Flint, the chairman of HSBC, is pushing for bankers to take an oath similar to that sworn by doctors as part of radical plans to overhaul the way the profession is viewed in the wake of the financial crisis and successive banking scandals.