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A new review of the retail space outlines what retailers need to do in order to make digital transformation possible. Interestingly these all center on people.

Q&A: How technology is changing recruitment Special

The process of recruitment is being challenged and changed by the use of new technologies. Such technologies are also part of a change of approach where firms need to go out to attract top talent rather than expecting people to seek out the firm.

Q&A: How Gen-Z are influencing recruitment Special

Recruiters have spent hours and resources attempting to turn millennials into loyal customers and also as employees. Now different tools and techniques will be required to attract Generation Z. Kate Devlin of Rymax Marketing Services explains more.

Tesla moves ahead with building factory in Shanghai, China

On Wednesday, Tesla announced it had signed a "land transfer" agreement with the Shanghai government for a 212-acre plot to build its proposed Chinese factory, opening the way to begin construction of its first factory outside the U.S.

Brazil front-runner's privatization vows 'unclear' but favored over rival's

Investors in Brazil are cheered by the prospect of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro winning power because of his privatization promises that -- though still unclear -- are regarded far more favorably than the status quo offered by his le...

Europe's ten best deep technology scaleups

EIT Digital has named Europe's ten best deep technology scaleups. This was part of the fifth edition of the EIT Digital Challenge. The winners were named during a final pitch event in Brussels.

Corporate renewable energy deals smash records in 2018

Non-fossil fuel sources of power are proving increasingly popular among businesses in the U.S., with corporate renewable energy deals set to reach a single-year record of five gigawatts by December.

Facebook hires British ex-deputy PM as global affairs head

British former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, a leading anti-Brexit advocate, said on Friday he would be starting a job at Facebook, as the US giant faces up to regulatory pressures."I am delighted to be joining Facebook.

Toyota chief urges UK, EU to avoid no-deal Brexit 'at all costs'

The head of Toyota, who leads a group of Japanese automakers, on Friday urged Britain and the European Union to avoid a no-deal Brexit "at all costs.

Blockchain for manufacturing to hit $566 million by 2025

A new review indicates that blockchain for manufacturing is likely to show considerable growth over the next seven years, rising to $566.2 million. The biggest regions of growth will be in the U.S. and China.

Alpha Woman looks to foster fierce women in cannabis

While many had hoped that the developing cannabis industry would become a playground for diverse, inclusive business leaders and executives, the industry is falling behind.

EU builds ties with Asia in face of US protectionism

European leaders sought to build support from Asia Thursday in defence of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America.

China not manipulating currency but lacks transparency, US says

Washington on Wednesday again declined to call China a currency manipulator but said the yuan's fall and Beijing's exchange practices were of "particular concern.

Growth of Esports raises legal questions

Two Toronto-based lawyers have started Canada’s first law firm dedicated to Esports. Esports are one of the world’s fastest growing industries and it presents several challenges, from streaming rights to contract management.

Robotic automation will become bigger in 2019 and beyond

A new report, surveying the transformative trends across industry, foresees a big increase in robots and automation. This is being driven by lower-cost and more flexible technologies.

Cannabis stocks take a hit in Canadian stock market Wednesday

As was expected, Canadian marijuana stocks have been the focus of investors as the country enjoys its first full day as the world's second country legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Q&A: How women can get ahead in fintech Special

October is Women’s Small Business Month, a series of events dedicated to celebrating the contributions and successes of our nation’s women small business owners. To mark this, Digital Journal spoke with a leading female CEO working in fintech SaaS.

What businesses need to focus on for 2019

As well as the other challenges facing businesses in 2019 and beyond, a particular focus needs to be placed onto digital ethics and data privacy, according to industry analysts Gartner. The firm outlines the top ten coming industry and technology trends.

US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

US officials announced Tuesday negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to rebalance global commerce.

US pot producer asks Trump to stop Canada's domination of market

An American marijuana producer is warning Donald Trump that Canada is poised to take over the North American cannabis market and he needs to do something to eliminate barriers to financing and market capital in the U.S.

If you’re at IoT World Congress you’ll want to read this

Planning to attend IoT World Congress 2018, in Barcelona? Good choice. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from IoT experts, network with industry pros, and experience some of the newest IoT solutions first-hand.

Saudi stocks rebound after Khashoggi fallout

Saudi stocks made a strong comeback on Monday after days of heavy losses in economic fallout linked to political tensions over the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.The Tadawul All-Shares Index (TASI) surged 4.

Once mighty US retailer Sears files for bankruptcy

Sears, the venerable chain that once dominated the American retail sector but had been in decline since the advent of the Amazon era, filed for bankruptcy Monday and announced it was closing almost 150 stores.

Chairman of Virgin Galactic suspends partnership with Saudis

Richard Branson founder and chairman of the space tourism venture, Virgin Galactic has temporarily suspended a partnership with Saudi Arabia until the issue of missing Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi is cleared up.

Oilsands bitumen — Producers losing money on every barrel sold

A financial analyst says prices being paid for Western Canadian oil sands bitumen have fallen so far that producers are losing money on every barrel sold into the spot market.

Q&A: What's driving mobile investing? Special

Mobile applications continue to touch every point of our daily lives, and a key area of growth is with financial apps especially within millennials. One example is Newchip, and the company's founder explains why this area of fintech is proving popular.

Q&A: Blockchain provides financial access to the unbanked Special

Boston based Airfox is a new service designed to provide financial access to unbanked individuals in Brazil. Digital Journal spoke with CEO and co-founder Victor Santos to discover more.

Q&A: Blockchain to cause further disruption of financial services Special

Blockchain is starting to have a huge impact on finance, with the potential of offering a more efficient, more transparent, more secure financial marketplace. The path towards this will be rocky. A leading expert — Victor Santos — provides analysis.

Interview: AI is set to disrupt the legal profession Special

AI presents significant implications within the legal industry, according to technologist Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi from Thomson Reuters. We look at how AI will shape the practice of law in the future.

Ten hot tech startups to follow

Each week hundreds of new startups are launched. Many of these will fail, a few will succeed. Working out those with the best prospects can be challenging. To assist with this, ten of this week's hottest startups are presented.

German business losing patience with limping Brexit talks

With just under six months until Brexit day, German business is losing patience with negotiations ahead of a vital deadline, warning ever more stridently of the risks of a no-deal departure.

Weather in Canada leaves $3 billion worth of grain unharvested

Western Canadian grain farmers are warning the federal agriculture minister they may not be able to get this year’s multibillion-dollar crop in the bin because of continued snowfall in much of the Prairies.

Motivational factors for investors in startups revealed

What factors do investors weight up when deciding to put money into a startup? New research shows fear of missing out is a key motivators for investors to invest early to startups with a disruptive vision. But how much they give depends on other risks.

Window 'narrowing' for global economy, IMF warns

The window of opportunity for safeguarding global growth is "narrowing" as trade disputes deepen and emerging markets face fiscal crisis, the IMF said Saturday, warning countries against worsening things by weaponising currency and interest-rate polici...

US-China trade row not a threat to world economy: Mnuchin

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pushed back Saturday against warnings that Washington's trade fight with China imperils the world economy, saying that pushing Beijing to open up will be good for all.

US Treasury secretary remains concerned about weak China currency

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday he had told the head of China's central bank about his concerns over the weakness of China's currency.

Who runs the (economic) world? It might soon be women

Who runs the world? It might soon be women as a crop of female economists join IMF chief Christine Lagarde in top positions at major financial bodies.

China-US surplus hits record, adding fuel to trade war

China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

Japan unveils plan to attract more foreign workers

Japan on Friday unveiled a plan to attract more foreign blue-collar workers, as the world's number-three economy battles a crippling labour shortage caused by an ageing and shrinking population.

Stock losses muted in Asia after global rout

Some Asian stock markets opened in the red Friday, but losses were relatively muted as traders took a breather after a global rout sparked by fears over higher US interest rates.

Pharma sector embraces industry 4.0

The medical and pharmaceutical sectors are facing disruption from companies that occupy space traditionally outside of healthcare. These are companies like Apple and Google, plus an array of startups. What does this mean for the healthcare landscape?
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