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Comfort in uncertainty

24 February 2017 07:59:07 timesofmalta.com

In the past weeks I have often commented on the international political uncertainty that is having a negative impact on the economy, thereby generating economic uncertainty. However, the issue of uncertainty is also important at the micro level that is at the level of the individual business. Many businesses say that uncertainty has become a way of life and that it helps to distinguish the wheat from the chaff. In many respects this point is perhaps very accurate. Businesses are used to the precision of financial reporting, to exacting quality standards of getting it right the first time and all the times that follow, to numerical values that seek to measure the performance of an enterprise. So, dealing with uncertainty as a way of life in such an environment is not easy. Businesses have to seek a balance between pursuing opportunities and managing risk, while responding effectively to their customers’, shareholders’, employees’ and other stakeholders’ (especially regulators) expectations. There was a time when the issues that managers faced in leading their businesses were fairly repetitive. One could say there was a pattern in such problems and the experience gained in...

Vice All News Time24 February 2017 07:59:07


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Uncertainty for pipeline protesters

19 January 2017 03:58:15 WN.com - World News

Uncertainty is mounting in North Dakota as Donald Trump is about to become President of the United States. ......

Vice All News Time19 January 2017 03:58:15


Uncertainty Fills the Taiwan Strait

14 January 2017 02:11:03 Intellasia East Asia News

Intellasia East Asia News The world’s most dangerous flashpoint got much more dangerous Thursday when China sent its lone aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait and Taiwan scrambled fighter jets in response. This is how accidental wars start: provocation and counterprovocation in an environment with too much uncertainty. The uncertainty arises from not knowing the Donald Trump administration’s answer

Vice All News Time14 January 2017 02:11:03


Brexit uncertainty 'corrosive' for science

20 December 2016 05:05:58 WN.com - Europe News

Uncertainty over the nature of the UK's future relationship with the EU is having a "corrosive"...

Vice All News Time20 December 2016 05:05:58


The age of uncertainty

20 December 2016 02:45:26 rss_all

HK continues to struggle with solutions to the aging crisis. But many experts say even with those efforts, elderly people are certain to suffer.

Vice null Time20 December 2016 02:45:26


Renzi Resignation Will Usher in Uncertainty

05 December 2016 15:47:52 WN.com - World News

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is expected to resign Monday afternoon, bringing down a government determined to overhaul the country’s sluggish system and opening a period of political and economic uncertainty. ......

Vice All News Time05 December 2016 15:47:52


China prepared for economic uncertainties

19 November 2016 00:03:37 China Daily > China News

China is prepared for economic and exchange rate fluctuations, and able to cope with uncertainties, a central bank official said on Thursday, as the yuan continued to fall, hitting an eight-year low against the US dollar.

Vice null Time19 November 2016 00:03:37


Britain’s Latest Export: Uncertainty

14 November 2016 22:00:26 WN.com - World News

In voting to leave the European Union, Britain has injected substantial uncertainty into the calculations of international business. ......

Vice All News Time14 November 2016 22:00:26


IMF head calls for quick end to Brexit uncertainty

22 July 2016 08:08:21 WN.com - World News

The head of the International Monetary Fund is calling for quick action to end uncertainty over...

Vice All News Time22 July 2016 08:08:21


Business in Europe Is Cast Into Uncertainty

27 June 2016 00:37:13 WN.com - World News

Britons’ vote to leave the European Union realizes one of corporate leaders’ worst fears: uncertainty. Foreign ministers of the EU’s six founding members demanded the U.K. move for a quick separation. ......

Vice All News Time27 June 2016 00:37:13