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  • People take photos with the skyline of the financial district of Singapore in the background Forum Article

    18 must-read stories for the weekend

    1. Why countries should reduce barriers to travel. And what impact will this have on countries that… more

  • A girl gets an influenza vaccine at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston Forum Article

    Should similar patients get similar healthcare?

    Those watching the delivery of healthcare regularly decry unwarranted or  inappropriate variation in… more

  • davos Forum Article

    Davos 2015: what’s on the agenda?

    The 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, which will take place 21-24 January in Davos-Klosters… more

  • Man looks at a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why aren’t current events affecting the markets?

    An increasingly obvious paradox has emerged in global financial markets this year. Though geopolitical… more

  • Construction labourers work at the site of the development project of King Abdullah Road in Riyadh Forum Article

    Why now is the time to invest in infrastructure

    Infrastructure is the backbone of well-functioning economies. Unfortunatel… more

  • A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary digits in Singapore Forum Article

    How to benefit from China’s innovation boom

    For more than a century, the United States has been the dominant global force for innovation. But China and… more

  • A student shows another how to smile during etiquette training class at vocational school in Beijing Forum Article

    Why emotional intelligence is overrated

    Not long ago, the CEO of a sales company mentioned that he was spending millions of dollars to train his… more

  • A worker examines a circuit board inside a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in the southern Guangdong province Forum Article

    Can offshoring cut inequality?

    The rapid rise of offshoring has been one of the most visible trends in the US labour market over the… more

  • Euro banknotes coins and a calculator are placed on a currency graph and ticker in picture illustration taken in Zenica Forum Article

    Why we should worry about financial literacy

    A recent article in The New Yorker magazine drew an analogy between the religious elite in ancient Egypt -… more

  • Labourers work at night on the reconstruction of the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia Forum Article

    Why do Americans work long and antisocial hours?

    The average US workweek is 41 hours, 3 hours longer than Britain’s and even… more

  • An employee holds processed potassium salts at a Uralkali potash mine near the city of Berezniki Forum Article

    Four ways to eat less salt and boost your health

    Parents, take note: there is a serious health risk lurking in your homes to which your children are being… more

  • A pro-democracy demonstrator reacts during a fireworks display in downtown Hong Kong Young Global Leaders Article

    Is your business ready to go ‘bossless’?

    One of the main reasons I wanted to be an entrepreneur was for the feeling of freedom and autonomy it gave… more