Latest articles from Zack Ashley

Alipay from Alibaba

Europe and China make ground as fintech approaches tipping point

The disruption to traditional banking models caused by fintech may be reaching a tipping point, but some investors are looking beyond the US to Europe and China, where the scale of innovation may surpass traditional expectations.

Panama Canal expansion

From the depths: canal expansion gives post-Panama Papers boost

The expansion of the Panama Canal – opened in June – brought some welcome positive publicity to the country in wake of the 'Panama Papers' leaks, which dented its reputation as a financial centre. However, the authorities still have work to do when it comes to tax transparency if the country is to retain its allure to investors outside of the transport and logistics fields. Zack Ashley and Jacopo Dettoni report.

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BRICS-Africa trade down

Opportunities remain in agriculture and manufacturing

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UK to take M&A hit post-Brexit

British M&A activity to fall by 17%, but a quick Brexit may stem forecast losses 

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EY surveys mid-year global M&A results

Fewer megadeals, but China is still smashing records.

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Japanese yen up, Mexican peso down

Bloomberg surveys reveal experts’ opinion of currency winners and losers in the second half of the year.

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Could Libya become an FDI hotspot?

Stable governance is all that stands in the country’s way, says the Middle East Association’s chief executive.

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Canadian banks’ M&A on the up

The US is the biggest target for Canadian banks looking to expand.

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Qatar economic zones approved

A draft law has brought increased FDI a step closer.

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Kuwait’s UK investments safe, says finance minister

Anas Al-Saleh reassures cabinet after post-Brexit market chaos.

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