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Greek crisis exposes credit market’s fragile state

By Jane Merriman – The panic over Greece’s finances has exposed the fragile state of liquidity in corporate credit markets, particularly for bank debt, spurring the European Central Bank to give itself the option to buy corporate bonds. “Two weeks … Continue reading

Climate pact appears increasingly fragile; U.N. official quits

By Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson – Just two months after patching together a climate deal in Copenhagen, the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are trying to figure out how to keep the fragile accord together, while the United … Continue reading

Updates from Ciena

Why Adaptive is the biggest story in networking The long-desired goal of network automation is coming closer to reality. Joe Cumello explains why autonomous networking alone is not enough, and introduces Ciena’s Adaptive Network™, which combines the right mixture of … Continue reading

Updates from McKinsey

How Gulf companies can overcome the five biggest challenges to their digital transformation By Dany Karam, Christian Kunz, Jigar Patel, and Joydeep Sengupta – By now, most companies in the Gulf region understand the necessity of going digital. After all, … Continue reading

Updates from McKinsey

Building new businesses: How incumbents use their advantages to accelerate growth By Matt Banholzer, Markus Berger-de Leon, Ralf Dreischmeier, Ari Libarikian, and Erik Roth – For large companies, building new businesses is essential for growth and reinvention. The key to … Continue reading

Updates from Ciena

How photonic control plane advancements are benefiting network operators A photonic control plane is not new to optical networks, but new capabilities are changing how operators can benefit from it. By Paulina Gomez – To achieve better business outcomes in … Continue reading

How to govern a digitally networked world

Because the internet is a network of networks, its governing structures should be too. The world needs a digital co-governance order that engages public, civic and private leaders. By Anne-Marie Slaughter and Fadi Chehadé – Governments built the current systems … Continue reading

It’s Still Early Days for AI

Neural networks expand far beyond feline photos By Rick Merritt – “We need to get to real AI because most of today’s systems don’t have the common sense of a house cat!” The keynoter’s words drew chuckles from an audience … Continue reading

To end poverty, think like a spy

By Paul M. Bisca – For anyone working to end poverty, fragile states call for the ultimate juggling act. Countries in conflict seldom control their territories, and even when most areas are at peace, others may still be engulfed by … Continue reading

Debunking Deregulation: Bank Credit Guidance and Productive Investment

Deregulated banking in rich countries delivers more “investment” in speculative asset markets, not productive businesses. By Josh Ryan-Collins – Mortgage and other asset-market lending typically does not generate income streams sufficient to finance the growth of debt. Instead, the empirical … Continue reading