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  • Clocks at Reuters Plaza in London Forum Article

    Why the global economy is stronger than you think

    As the latest G20 meeting of finance ministers starts in Cairns, Australia, the Legion of Gloom is at… more

  • Photo illustration of a computer mouse illuminated by a projection of a Chinese flag Forum Article

    Alibaba and the rise of China’s internet giants

    For years, Westerners pictured it as the creation of a snake charmer from a Persian souk. But this week… more

  • A man looks a screen outside a United Overseas Bank branch in Singapore’s financial district Forum Article

    How can the G20 remain relevant?

    The G20’s upcoming meeting in Brisbane, Australia, comes at a time when a precarious global economy… more

  • Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange Forum Article

    Why are the financial markets so positive?

    This has been an unusual year for the global economy, characterized by a series of unanticipated… more

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    When will the US raise interest rates?

    After more than five years of exceptionally low interest rates, the United States… more

  • A shadow is cast on the Bank of England in London Forum Article

    Is shadow banking good for the economy?

    Shadow banking, what is it good for? At the epicentre of the global financial crisis… more

  • NASA handout of astronaut Hopkins, participating in the second of two spacewalks Global Agenda Councils Article

    Are we entering a new era in space innovation?

    Many of us born in the space era grew up with high expectations of what the future would hold. We… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    What governments can learn from Sierra Leone’s missing textbooks

    Public programmes are designed on assumptions – nice, tidy, convenient assumptions… more

  • People walk in a park along the Hudson River across from the skyline of New York’s Lower Manhattan Global Agenda Councils Article

    How can governments help make cities smarter?

    Our planet is urbanizing at a staggering rate: today, more than half the world’s population lives in… more

  • A boy receives humanitarian aid in Duma Global Agenda Councils Article

    How businesses can improve humanitarian aid

    Imagine waking up to water pouring into your home, lapping up against your bed.  You stumble outside to see… more

  • A zoomed image of a computer monitor shows a website selling button clipart for online shops in Vienna Forum Article

    What online shopping tells us about international trade

    Eric Schmidt, a former CEO of Google, said in 2012 that the web will dissolve… more

  • UV lights illuminate security features at a German passport that is placed in a passport validation device of the federal police at the Girls Day career event in Berlin Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why supporting migration makes good business sense

    Once you wade through the myths and misperceptions that have depicted migration so negatively in recent… more