Diversity barriers breaking down (Finally)

First Woman, First African to Lead WTO: Who’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala?   Dr Okonjo-Iweala has earlier broken glass ceilings as Nigeria’s first woman foreign minister and finance minister. Over 26 years since the establishment of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), a woman has never helmed the international body that deals with global trade rules, resolves trade…

“Amsterdam 1 – 0 London”

Amsterdam ousts London as Europe’s top share trading hub   UK’s departure from the EU prompts shift in dealing of stocks and derivatives Amsterdam surpassed London as Europe’s largest share trading centre last month as the Netherlands scooped up business lost by the UK since Brexit. An average €9.2bn shares a day were traded on…

Female CEO’s are on the increase in Europe

European firms improve diversity scores in pandemic year, study finds   The number of major European companies with high participation of women in leadership positions has doubled over the past year, but there was less progress on top jobs, a study by a EU-sponsored non-profit organization showed on Thursday. Brussels-based association European Women on Boards,…

President Biden becomes the 46th!

Biden Inaugurated as the 46th President   WASHINGTON — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in on Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, assuming leadership of a country ravaged by disease, dislocation and division with a call to “end this uncivil war” after four tumultuous years that tore at the fabric of…

China’s economy grows!

European stocks weak despite tailwind from Chinese output data   Economic and human cost of new Covid-19 variants weigh on investor sentiment China’s economy, the world’s second-biggest, grew 6.5% in the fourth quarter. European equity markets struggled for direction on Monday as strong economic data from China vied with concerns over a double-dip recession in…