How three countries are creating the roadmap to a cashless society

This is a preview of the Global Payments Landscape report from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report  here. Noncash payments are on the rise worldwide. As new players emerge to capitalize on consumer appetite for digital payment methods, three mature markets — the UK, Australia, and Sweden — have become standouts for what […]

Terror warning: The most dangerous countries in the world MAPPED

The most dangerous countries in the world have been mapped in a new study which looked at the safety of every country on the planet. A travel risk map for 2019 has highlighted where in the world there is the greatest security risk. Countries in central and northern Africa and the Middle East were revealed […]

Safest countries in the world revealed with this surprising country making the list

The safest countries in the world have been collated by Which? Travel using statistics from a number of reports. Using crime rate data from the World Economic Fund, natural disaster risks from the World Risk Report and health risks from the NHS Fit for Travel advice, the top 20 safest places with the lowest crime […]

These 29 countries have the safest banks in the world

Reuters/Kacper Pempel Most of us in developed countries take for granted that our money is safe. Put it in a bank, and in theory at least, it doesn’t going anywhere. But that’s not necessarily true everywhere. So Business Insider took a look into the countries with the safest banks, using the World Economic Forum’s recently-released Global […]

Should Countries Profit Each Time You Buy an iPhone? This Economist Says Yes

The iPhone would not be such a smart phone without GPS, a touch screen or the internet. And who funded the development of those technologies? U.S. taxpayers, observes Mariana Mazzucato, who believes the state can be the boldest innovator, and ignoring it in Silicon Valley mythmaking is “extremely dangerous.” She points out that even the […]

Facebook’s Level Up is available for game streamers in 21 countries

Facebook is still continuing its assault against Twitch, as the social media giant has expanded its Level Up Program to game streamers around the world, totalling 21 countries. The Level Up Program helps streamers build a community on Facebook. Streamers that are eligible can earn some extra cash through Facebook Stars — similar to Twitch […]

REVEALED: The worst countries in Europe for flight delays – does the UK make the list?

Delayed flights are the bane of any traveller’s life when it comes to being stranded abroad or missing a day of a holiday. This year, flight delays hit a record high as more than 175,000 flights have been delayed or cancelled. This has exceeded last years’ figures by 26,000 with another three months still to […]

World War 3: The most peaceful countries in the world to escape to in the event of war

The threat of World War Three is looming large due to high-profile tensions from Russia and North Korea. Just this week Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted of his plans to deploy hypersonic weapons, an advanced form of warfare that even the US and China are unable to defend against.  So, if the worst comes, where […]

Which countries are raising the most productive humans?

DESPITE their dour reputation, economists frequently play with metaphor and simile, just like literary folk. One familiar example is “human capital”, as Deirdre McCloskey of the University of Illinois has pointed out. Economists have been likening knowledge, skill and stamina to physical capital, such as plant and equipment, since Adam Smith, who counted “the acquired […]