Tag: global

The woman who quit smoking and built a global hypnotherapy firm

Image copyright Mikaela Gauer Image caption Grace and her company have clients around the world The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to US hypnotist Grace Smith. Grace Smith says she was able to give up alcohol, but that quitting smoking seemed impossible. Back in 2011, the then 25-year-old… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Hit to global economy ‘will be less than expected’ in 2020

Image copyright NOAH SEELAM The damage to the global economy this year will be less than previously expected, but still “unprecedented”, a leading international body says. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development now predicts a decline of 4.5% in 2020, versus the 6% drop forecast in June. It means it no longer expects the UK to have the deepest… Read more →

How her own illness led one woman to set up a global firm

Image copyright Rob Northway Image caption Jules Miller started to research dietary supplements with her grandfather The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Jules Miller, founder of dietary supplements firm The Nue Co. Jules Miller says she became so ill that she had internal bleeding. “I was exhausted,… Read more →

US-China trade war takes toll on their global competitiveness

Image copyright Getty Images The world’s two biggest economies have become less competitive due to their ongoing trade war, which seems to have no short-term resolution in sight. Both China and the US have slipped down the World Competitiveness Rankings for this year. Smaller economies including Singapore, Denmark and Switzerland top the list. The Institute for Management Development (IMD) survey… Read more →

Coronavirus ‘could cost global economy $8.8tn’ says ADB

Image copyright Getty Images The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy between $5.8tn and $8.8tn (£4.7tn-£7.1tn), according to Asian Development Bank (ADB). That’s more than double last month’s prediction and equates to 6.4%-9.7% of the world’s economic output. It comes as measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 continue to paralyse economic activity around the world. Globally authorities have… Read more →