The HFI captures the degree to which people are free to enjoy important rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association, and assembly, and measures freedom of movement, women’s freedoms, crime and violence, and legal discrimination against same-sex relationships. While economic freedom around the world has increased slightly since 2008, the report finds that of the 12 major categories that make up the index, all but five have seen some deterioration, with Religion, Identity and Relationships, and Rule of Law seeing the largest decreases since 2008.
During 2019, Invest in Bogota (IIB), the city of Bogotá's investment promotion agency, supported 48 greenfield Foreign Direct Investment projects, its highest number for a calendar year since its institution in 2006.
The U.K. and Germany remain the fintech leaders in Europe, but the growth of two other markets shows that location is less important than ever.
"PayPal customers will be able to pay for App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and iBooks purchases across iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices using their PayPal account," said the company.
"This collaboration embodies Partech Ventures’ transatlantic DNA and will enable our B2B portfolio companies around the world to access more prospects," said Partech's Philippe Collombel.
The global landscape for service delivery, whether Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or in-house shared services is never static. Global executives in the process of short-listing locations are unwise to simply return to the default choices of a decade ago. Things ...