World's wealthiest 1% control 43% of global assets:top 10% own 83%.Bottom 50% own only 2%.Unsustainable contrasts->revolutions - Patrick Dixon (on Twitter)
Does Bitcoin herald a revolution in how we will create, exchange and spend money? Launched in 2009 by an anonymous developer, Bitcoin saw a c.1300% spike in value since the beginning of 2013, before recent steep falls suggested it might be a bubble. The Atlantic noted that starting your own currency is "not as complicated as it sounds.
An essay by a leading social investor laid out the rationale for impact investing, whereby investors can simultaneously create social impact and achieve financial returns.
Some argue that long-term evidence now suggests that microfinance hasn't provided people in developing countries with a way out of poverty.
The World Bank expects the US dollar to lose its solitary dominance in the global economy by 2025, as the euro and the renminbi establish themselves on an equal footing in a new ‘multi-currency’ monetary system.