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The tug-of-war between Grayscale and the SEC over the conversion of the famous Bitcoin Trust into an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) continues to rock the cryptocurrency world.

How do different generations perceive the world of investment and savings? As technology and society evolve, each generation approaches the world of investing in a different way. Baby boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, were influenced by events such as the post-war boom and the great recession. Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, were forced to switch from traditional banking to online banking platforms. Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are influenced by the digital age and favour instant information and sustainable investments. Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, is even more digitally driven, demanding constant connectivity and instant access to (cheap) information.

The two "sister republics" (the United States and Switzerland) have in turn drawn inspiration from each other's constitutions. A mimicry that has no place when it comes to fiscal responsibility and indebtedness.

Mattel's Barbie influencer marketing campaign is a huge success. Here are 7 lessons to ponder.

AI, lifelong learning, hybrid work, Gig Economy, well-being, ESG, etc. Here are 10 key themes that are shaking up the daily lives of employees and companies alike.

An opportunity or a threat? The US Treasuries market presents both challenges and opportunities for investors. Focusing on the belly of the yield curve offers attractive entry points with historically high real yields.

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08/08/2023

At the end of last month, OpenAI’s founder Sam Altman launched Worldcoin (WLD), a new cryptocurrency with an identity verification system based on the human iris. His ambition: to make the global economy more accessible.

"Embedded finance" is gradually establishing itself as a major, innovative trend. What is Embedded Finance ? What are the benefits and threats for companies, financial institutions and end users?

Here are a handful of relatively simple principles and formulas that can be particularly useful when growing and managing your savings.

Despite financial crises, pandemics and geopolitical tensions, the luxury goods market has performed remarkably well over the last 15 years.

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