Public trust in business, government and media leaders and has fallen in the wake of financial and political scandals, a new global survey reveals. Among the most glaring results: Fewer than 1 in 5 of us trust business leaders to tell the public the truth.
A leading lobby group for the world's financial institutions is warning investors not to get caught flat-footed in emerging markets if rich-country central banks end their easy and cheap money policy of the past few years.
The United States' ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country's politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum revealed Wednesday.
Reports from the ultra-elite Swiss meeting show that CEOs are far more optimistic than they've been for years. Considering their cash hoards, an M&A wave is likely. But they're unmoved by the idea that they should create societal value.
Just a year ago, private equity was frozen amid fear that the global economic system would fall into the abyss. While the world avoided that worst-case scenario and growth hasn't exactly roared back, the world economy is perking up -- and so is dealmaking.