A recent report has shed light on the changing priorities of organizations when it comes to sustainability and energy efficiency. Despite these issues remaining at the forefront of business concerns, companies are now turning to technology-driven solutions to achieve a better balance. In the past, businesses focused on modifying internal processes in order to be more … [Read more...] about Balancing Sustainability and Technology: A Shift in Business Priorities
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on public social spending in OECD countries. In the early stages of the pandemic, governments were forced to increase their spending on social welfare programs to support citizens who were struggling financially due to lockdowns and job losses. This led to a significant increase in public social spending, with the percentage of … [Read more...] about The Impact of COVID-19 on Public Social Spending: Rise and Fall of Public Social Spending
Japan has one of the largest bond markets in the world, and its government bonds (JGBs) are considered to be among the safest investments globally. The Japanese government has traditionally been a large issuer of bonds, and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) has also been a significant buyer of JGBs in recent years through its quantitative easing program. The Japanese bond market has … [Read more...] about What is happening in Japan’s bond market?
Private credit has become a magnet for finance executives for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is the potential for higher returns compared to traditional investments, such as bonds and stocks. Private credit funds, which provide loans to companies that are not publicly traded, often offer higher yields than bonds and are less volatile than stocks. Another reason … [Read more...] about Why private credit has become a magnet for finance executives
Tax refunds are a significant source of income for many Americans, with nearly one-third of taxpayers relying on them to make ends meet. There are several reasons why so many people rely on tax refunds. First, receiving a lump sum of money at once can be helpful for paying off debts, making large purchases, or saving for future expenses. For many low-income individuals and … [Read more...] about Why nearly one-third of Americans rely on tax refunds