Over 100 high-level representatives from the global TrustLaw community gathered in New York on November 5 to celebrate the success of the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s fast-growing network of lawyers, social enterprises and high-impact NGOs.
The occasion, the third annual TrustLaw Connect Awards, brought together professionals from Turkey, China, South Africa, Cambodia, Mexico, the Philippines and many other countries, who flew to New York to attend the ceremony hosted by Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO and TrustLaw Founder Monique Villa. The TrustLaw Awards honor teams of lawyers working with NGOs or social enterprises through TrustLaw Connect, the Foundation’s global pro bono service.
“We chose New York to recognize the fantastic impact of the law firms based in the U.S. which have been so active to help our social enterprises and NGOs through TrustLaw. The top law firms in the U.S. are members of TrustLaw Connect, and since its creation three years ago, the network has generated $35 million worth of free legal assistance to our beneficiaries,” said Monique. (more…)
Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2014 Summit makes big splash with three dozen of world’s biggest, best investors
By Jennifer Ablan, Editor-in-Charge, U.S. Investment Strategy
Some of the world’s closely watched money managers including activist billionaire investor Carl Icahn, Loomis Sayles’ vice chairman Dan Fuss, famous short seller Jim Chanos (above), Andrew Wilson, chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Avenue Capital’s Marc Lasry and his sister, Avenue co-founder Sonia Gardner, were among the three dozen investors headlining the Reuters Global Investment Outlook 2014 Summit. For a summary recap report of the Summit, click click here.
The Summit, which came a week ahead of other news organizations’ Year Ahead summits and 2014 Outlook stories, produced more than 50 stories, analyses, sidebars and Reuters TV interviews during the week of November 18. For the first time in Investment Summit history, we blogged at the end of each day on everything from BitCoin to eminent domain to Carl Icahn’s hour-long discussion with our group and several of our guests participated in our one-year-old Global Markets Forum.
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Denmark and New Zealand are tied at the top (least corrupt) of the 2013 Corruption Perception Index, according to a report released by Transparency International. At the bottom of the list (most corrupt) are Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia. Today’s graphic shows the most and least corrupt countries based on their perceived levels of public sector corruption.
Our Manila Operational Center was named the Top Employer of the Year in the recent Asia CEO Awards. Our Manila office bested nine other companies which included Hewlett-Packard, McDonald’s and Deutsche Bank. Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources Peter Buenaseda received the award as members of the Manila Governance Board and the Manila HR and Site Management teams cheered on.
As Top Employer, Thomson Reuters Manila was recognized for its accomplishments which demonstrate specific situations or projects where the organization was improved because of outstanding HR leadership, resulted in improvement to the careers and lives of its employees, and showed that the organization’s HR operations are conducted at world-class standards of performance, and social commitment. (more…)
It’s been three years since China became the world’s second largest economy, behind the United States. Despite having this economic powerhouse status, China’s currency is not yet in the equivalent ranks of the ‘majors’ or most actively traded currencies. But, perhaps we are getting closer. Some recent changes certainly point to this.
Just two months ago, the UK chancellor George Osborne and China Vice Premier Kai Ma signed a landmark agreement which will potentially create Europe’s first RMB offshore market in London, worth RMB 80 billion (or about US $13 billion). This is on top of the RMB 144.6 billion (US$ 23.7 billion) that China has already designated for foreign investment. I should note that other centres, including Paris and Frankfurt, are also vying to create such hubs in Europe as well. These would effectively create the first offshore RMB market(s) outside of Asia, following the creation of RMB offshore centres in Singapore and Hong Kong. The Financial Times recently cited estimates from HSBC that HK accounts for $12-13 billion each day, doubling the amount traded last year. (more…)
More than 3,500 bankers in Europe earned 1 million euros or more last year after a big jump across the continent and in Britain, which had 12 times as many high earners as any other country. Today’s graphic visualizes the number of high earners that exist across Europe.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, inaugurated the first Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) on Monday, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, amid great enthusiasm towards positioning Dubai as the global capital for the Islamic economy.
The opening ceremony was also attended by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, along with Jim Smith, President & CEO, Thomson Reuters and Shanker Ramamurthy, President, Global Growth & Operations. There was also a huge gathering of top government officials and ministers as well as thousands of experts and professionals in the field.
In collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Thomson Reuters organized and hosted the two day summit, which connected the world’s leading Islamic economy thinkers, policy makers and stakeholders. The summit addressed the six pillars of an Islamic economy which are halal travel, halal food, halal lifestyle, Islamic finance, small-to-medium enterprise development and Islamic economy infrastructure, through panel style discussions and presentations. More than 3000 delegates attended the event. (more…)
Highly entrepreneurial, highly competitive and highly esteemed, few things stir the passion of Joe Harpaz more than delighting customers and producing great results. We asked Joe to riff on a variety of topics, including his team’s success, what he’s learned along the way, and what it means to be delighted.
Can you tell us about a time you yourself were delighted as a customer, and what you learned from the experience?
Harpaz: I think delight happens when you enjoy an experience because of an element of positive surprise – getting more than you could’ve expected. Sometimes this can be financially meaningless, but it makes a statement to show caring or sensitivity about the emotional aspect of a purchase. In today’s world, this is probably most apparent in consumer-related purchases where retailers are trying to really differentiate themselves through the experience and not just the product. (more…)