fintech, financial technology, EU, euro, global currencies

12 March, 2018

EU launches fintech action plan to support business

The European Commission has introduced a financial technology action plan in a bid to become a centre of innovation for new technologies. It aims to increase cybersecurity and ensure integrity, and de...
Philip Aiken, Balfour Beatty, Aveva

5 March, 2018

View from the chair: Philip Aiken—Balfour Beatty & Aveva

The phone line was crackly when I spoke to Philip Aiken in Hong Kong recently, but his message was clear—if you want to be a good company chair...
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, HKEX

28 February, 2018

Hong Kong Stock Exchange proposes allowing dual class shares

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has proposed allowing IPOs with "weighted voting rights", including dual class shares, in a package to reform corporate governance for the territory. The move is widely...
chief executive

26 February, 2018

Investors more concerned than CEOs about cybersecurity

Investors are more concerned about cyber-attacks than chief executives are, according to new research by PwC.
Financial reports, financial reporting, financial regulation, technology

20 February, 2018

Smarter regulatory reporting consultation launched

Views on how technology can make it easier for firms to meet their regulatory reporting requirements and improve the quality of the information they provide are being sought by the UK’s Financial Co...
digital communication, digital technology, digital boardroom

7 February, 2018

Sustainable business begins with digital boardrooms

There are many economic and political reasons why businesses adopt sustainability policies, from reducing the risk of reputational damage through to ensuring continuity of supply and, of course, adher...
Brainloop, board communication, board packs

7 February, 2018

How good board communication can mitigate risk

As corporate scandals continue to emerge, company boards are increasingly in the spotlight about their knowledge, understanding and decision-making processes when dealing with problems in the business...
artificial intelligence, AI, robotics

26 January, 2018

Artificial Intelligence: the ethical dimension

The must-have Christmas gift—at least with my savvy friends—was a virtual assistant. Whether it was Alexa, Siri or Cortana, the future world of accessible artificial intelligence (AI) is in our ho...

15 January, 2018

Reported fraud in the UK soars to more than £2bn

The total value of fraud in the UK has risen by 538% to £2.11bn in the past 15 years, and was up by 6.5% in 2017 from £1.99bn in 2016, new research shows. The study by accountancy firm BDO LLP, ...
artificial intelligence, robotics, AI, technology

12 January, 2018

Ethics institute reveals principles for safe use of AI

Business leaders can play a role in "minimising" the risk of ethical failures stemming from ...