POWERFUL WOMEN IN FINANCE
The coronavirus is not only a public health crisis of magnitude – it’s also a looming reshuffle of the global economic order. Leading through the pandemic and economic crisis is not a minor accomplishment, but the events of this past year haven’t stopped the 10 trailblazers who make up Industry Leaders’ Most Powerful Women in Finance list.
GERMANY ADOPTS NEW LAW TO HASTEN THE END OF COAL PLANTS
A new climate law adopted by Germany requires that all coal-fired power plants be shut down before the promulgated 2038 deadline. In January 2020, the German government had negotiated a deal worth €40 billion to phase out coal power by 2038, but now it seems the country is in a hurry to end its dependence on coal power due to urgent climate concerns.
IRS AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING CRYPTO EXCHANGE BINANCE
Singapore-based Binance was co-founded in 2017 by Changpeng Zhao, and is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is probing money laundering and tax-related offenses on the platform by any US citizen. They are investigating whether any illegal trading of derivatives linked to digital tokens was done. The United States residents can only purchase these kinds of products from firms registered with the CFTC.
GEN Z ANGELS
INVESTORS SEEM TO BE GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER.
Biggest AI Talent Grab of the Year
In a post-COVID-19 world, the role of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) will be redefined. Companies striving to defend their existing markets and accelerate recovery are looking at a wide range of strategies such as alliances and partnerships. In addition, deal-makings now have to reflect the new environmental and societal priorities of the post-crisis world, which include making organic changes like going virtual, remote collaborations, and potentially less inperson networking.
PANDEMIC BRINGS GOOD SALES GROWTH FOR LUXURY CAR BRANDS
GOOGLE PLANS TO BUILD A COMMERCIAL QUANTUM COMPUTER BY 2029
Google is confident it can build a commercial-grade quantum computer by 2029. The search engine giant’s chief executive Sundar Pichai announced the plan to build a quantum computer during the Google I/O stream. To follow through on this ambitious journey is an important milestone in the form of a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara, California, where Google engineers and scientists will be hard to work to build the world’s first commercial quantum computer.
ARCHITECTS PICK THEIR FAVORITE BUILDING MATERIAL
Henry Ford, the father of assembly-line manufacturing, had a saying: “Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.”
BEYOND THE STARS
The dream of space tourism is alive and well.
2021 SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP SHORTAGE
The semiconductor chip shortage is far from over but this hasn’t stopped governments around the globe from getting creative to move production ahead. The impact of the chip crisis on the automotive market has been debilitating, resulting in competition between automakers and electronics manufacturers.
Young Guns: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Over time, mankind has degraded the planet's most valuable resource - its atmosphere. Now it is time to do something
Lockheed Martin wins $4.9 billion U.S. Space Force contract
Lockheed Martin gets billions to develop NextGen OPIR satellites for the USSF.
Tesla's kiss of confidence sends Bitcoin price skyrocketing
According to Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, Bitcoin price rose 20.6%, its highest since mid-January.
Bitcoin: Fool's Gold or Digital Gold?
The past year has seen the Bitcoin vs Gold as a hedge investment debate hotting up. The price rally in cryptocurrency has led to a shift in sentiments, with many investors now finding it a viable investment.
Luxury Summer Hideaways and Boltholes in Europe
Auto chip shortage may have domino effect in smartphone industry
Auto industry leaders are experiencing disruptions, with estimated production shortfalls in single-digit percentage range in the first quarter of 2021.
CEOs Fixing the Future of Supply Chain
Industry Leaders Magazine talks to global supply chain leaders to identify actionable insights that will help the industry forge ahead in the aftermath of COVID-19.
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN THE LAST LEG OF THE PANDEMIC AND BEYOND
The pandemic has forcibly separated teams, resulting in many employees forced to work remotely which has led them to feel isolated and disconnected.
Bitcoin could reach a high of $146,000, says JPMorgan
Bitcoin’s emergence as ‘digital gold’ could boost its price to $146,000, says JPMorgan & Chase.
Andy Jassy, AWS Head to Amazon's next CEO: Change or continuity at the helm?
The AWS head will get to test his mettle running one of the world’s most successful companies.
PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health crisis and an economic disrupter too.
The Race for Better Battery
The global solar annual capacity of photovoltaic grew significantly to 190% between 2006 and 2012, while wind energy’s annual capacity grew to merely 40%.
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MEET THE OIL BARONS OF THE WORLD
Here we take a look at oil barons of the past and present.
THE NEXT GENERATION OF BIOPHARMA LEADERS
There are about 200 major pharmaceutical companies in the world, and some of them are helmed by dynamic CEOs who have turned the fortunes of the companies around, invested in pathbreaking research and expanded their companies’ reach with mergers and acquisitions in line with their expertise.
ICONIC WOMEN & THEIR GEMS AND JEWELS
“Food, water, the diamonds, you know the essentials”, is how someone described what life was all about.
THE FUTURE OF EVENTS & CONFERENCES
2020 is the pandemic year, and the only thing that was on the rounds this year was the virus, masks, and social distancing guidelines across countries.
SAVING THE WORLD
Back-to-Back Blockbuster IPOs Revitalize Wall Street
Last year was full of blockbuster IPOs (initial public offerings) across the globe.
World’s most famous private collectors, the art aristocrats whose patronage keeps the finest expressions of sensibilities intact.