[unable to retrieve full-text content] REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis AI may one day revolutionise the workplace but for now it’s taking care of paper work. LONDON — If you believe the World Economic Forum (WEF), then the world is on the cusp of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” that will radically change the global jobs market. Robotics, artificial […]

Business school INSEAD has released its annual “Global Talent Competiveness Index” (GTCI), an annual benchmarking report that measures the ability of countries to compete for talent. High ranking countries share key traits, including educational systems that meet the needs of the economy, employment policies that favour flexibility, mobility and entrepreneurship. In a list dominated by […]

The Bank of England is not normally regarded as a font of innovation, but earlier this year it took steps to change that by starting its own fintech startup accelerator.  The BoE has chosen seven companies — BitSight, Privitar, PwC, BMLL, Anomali, ThreatConnct, and Enforcd — to generate proof-of-concept projects with the BoE. They are looking at […]

Tradeshift Tradeshift founder and CEO Christian Lanng. LONDON — Santander announced a few weeks ago that it is making an undisclosed investment in Tradeshift, a Danish fintech company. The Spanish bank joins HSBC, American Express, and CreditEase, China’s biggest online lender, in backing the six-year-old company. What do they all see it? “What we do […]

Thomas Colson Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley outside his Shirebrook warehouse LONDON — Sports Direct is buying a £40 million corporate plane and doing a makeup deal with Mike Ashley’s daughter, its half-year report reveals. The report, released on Thursday, says that the firm will take delivery of a $ 51.1 million (£40.25 million) corporate […]

Ford Record sales! Automakers reported November US sales on Thursday, and they beat expectations.  According to Autodata, sales rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.87 million vehicles. Economists estimated that sales would rise at a rate of 17.7 million, Business Insider’s Akin Oyedele reported. With just one month left before 2016 is in the books, the […]