A global study by American Express of more than 3,000 business leaders in small to medium enterprises finds them in confident mood.
Mid-sized firms in the continent’s four main economies hope for business advantages but believe both bigger rivals and small businesses will find the process easier, a survey finds.
Most senior executives believe the financial services industry will have adopted the technology for everyday use by 2026, a survey suggests.
Alternative financiers are no longer merely filling the gaps left by more traditional financiers; they are becoming pioneers of the digital age of small business funding by delivering cutting edge digital solutions that are transforming the SME market.
China has already overtaken the US as the world’s most powerful economy and India will displace it to third place, according to a report.
Bank of America Merrill has indicated that its European head office will remain in the UK capital as France steps up a campaign to lure banks to Paris.
The EU’s securities regulator is to step up its oversight of credit ratings firms, trade repositories and clearinghouses outside the region.
The impact of Donald Trump may currently dominate headlines, but the possibility that an era of partial de-globalisation is now underway could affect companies more significantly.
The shift away from extreme left-wing regimes in a number of key Latin American economies has made the region more attractive to foreign businesses and investors. However a belligerent Trump administration in the US could easily undo the progress made.
Even before the proposed tariffs threatened by America on imports heightened fears of a trade war, life was getting more difficult for companies that want to conduct business in China.