In the wake of one of the worst financial crises in history, governments across the world are moving in fits and starts to adjust financial regulation so as to stem systemic risk emanating from banking's big players.
Yet the effects of the 2008/2009 meltdown are still being felt across the global economy. The sector's problems show few signs of abating or diminishing in severity, and many critics claim that efforts to reform global banking have fallen far short of what's needed.
In Uganda, a mobile money agent on an island has become the people’s bank. Many islands of Lake Victoria are mostly accessed by small canoes. This has looked out the fishing communities from services like banking but the mobile phone is a life changer there.
Until recently, cars produced in China were widely considered cheap, unsafe and ugly. But times are changing. New well-funded startups are helping transform China into the latest hub of automobile development. And they're banking their success on three decisive changes to the industry: E-mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving.