As artificial intelligence and robotics continue to pick up steam, thousands of jobs we could once take for granted are at risk of being automated, threatening to leave a bevy of diligent workers on the dole. But there might be a tool you can consult to take the necessary measures before your time has come. Created by designer-developer duo Dimitar Raykov and Mubashar Iqbal, ‘Will robots take my job?‘ is an amusing web-based tool that predicts how susceptible your occupation is to the ever-growing current of automation and computerisation.
Qatar's stock market plunged on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed ties with Doha, accusing it of supporting terrorism. Every stock listed on Doha’s headline index was trading sharply lower in early trade. QNB fell by 7.6 per cent, with Masraf Al Rayan and Industries Qatar down by over 9 per cent. Oil prices rose in response to the shock decision to isolate Qatar, announced early this morning by state news agencies in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The partial revision of Switzerland’s Value Added Tax Act will come into force on 1 January 2018, the Federal Council determined 2 June. Under the new regime, to become VAT liable, global turnover should be taken into account instead of just Swiss turnover. Therefore, companies whose global turnover is at least 100,000 CHF will be liable to VAT from the first franc of turnover in Switzerland.
The price of Bitcoins has risen more than tenfold since it bottomed in February 2015. Such a parabolic move can be compared to the rise in Silver or Gold towards 1980 or 2011, or the NASDAQ in the run-up to its 2000 top during the dot.com bubble. And indeed, the promise of a finite non Fiat universal currency, which is easy to store and transfer are huge. Amid capital flight out of China and legalization in Japan, Bitcoins are finding increased legitimacy either as a practical store a value or as the possible next international transaction currency. We hereby attempt to monitor this parabolic rise, an exercise which is never easy.
One should learn from one`s mistakes, but Americans apparently do not. The great crisis of 2008 was brought on by the securitization of sub-prime housing mortgages. To a lesser degree the same mistake was made again with the securitization of sub-prime auto loans, and now the housing market is once more preparing the basis for another crisis.
Billionaire tycoon George Soros has warned the EU it is facing an 'existential crisis' and that Brexit talks could last five years. If, during the divorce negotiations, the EU manages to successfully reform itself and attract wider support from its citizens, the U.K. will want to keep its European membership, Soros told an audience in Brussels. "The divorce will be a long process taking as long as five years. Five years are a very long time in politics, especially in revolutionary times like the present," Soros noted.
Fintech is taking the world by storm, and investors are starting to notice. While 2016 was dubbed what some might say as “challenging” for the fintech market, overall investment in fintech totalled $24.7 billion, according to KPMG. That figure is impressive enough on its own, but it pales in comparison to the $46.7 billion invested in 2015. As KPMG suggests, 2016 was a “challenging year for fintech investment,” with thanks to the Brexit vote and circumstances surrounding that outcome. The US presidential election was also a contributing factor, while there was also a slight slowdown in China.
Hong Kong maintained its hold on the top of the rankings as the world most competitive economy once again, the annual rankings compiled by the IMD World Competitiveness Center in Switzerland shows. Switzerland and Singapore came in second and third, while the United States ranked fourth, its lowest position in five years and down from third last year.
Apple's rumored Siri smart speaker, which is designed to compete with the Google Home and Amazon Echo, is already in production ahead of a prospective debut at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources "familiar with the matter," Bloomberg says production has already started on the speaker, but it is not expected to be ready to ship until later in the year. Still, Apple could introduce the speaker at WWDC, which kicks off next Monday.
Two years after two historic global agreements were established, leaders and other change agents in
Im September haben die Schweizer Stimmbürger die „Altersreform 2020“ des Bundesrates abgelehnt.
The 2017 symposium, with the theme "Successfully crossing borders", will have a strong focus on the
Dieser Event ist ausschliesslich für Pensionskassenvertreter (Stiftungsräte, CEOs, Anlageverantwor
Nach Jahren des geldpolitischen Experimentierens sind die Finanzmärkte so verzerrt wie selten zuvor
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