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  • A man talks on the phone as he surfs the internet on his laptop at a local coffee shop in downtown Shanghai Forum Event

    3 next steps for China’s mobile revolution

    According to recent Chinese government data, consumption was the top contributor to the country’s economic growth in… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous distributional… more

  • Cranes rise above towers in what will be the Yujiapu financial center in Tianjin's Binhai new area Forum Article

    10 things to know about our meeting in China

    Next week, China's premier, Li Keqiang, will open the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China… more

  • LittleBits chief executive and founder, Ayah Bdeir, poses at her company’s headquarters in New York Young Global Leaders Article

    Are you a sandwich generation leader?

    The World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders (YGLs) are a group of globetrotting, independently minded, young(ish)… more

  • An ECO 110 wind turbine manufactured Alstom is seen in the Landes de Couesme wind farm near La Gacilly Forum Video

    Why competitiveness doesn’t have to cost the earth

    Last June, a UN task force in charge of developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released a zero draft… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and persists between a… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart fiscal consolidation… more

  • Apprentice Tanja Wollerstorfer works at FACC in Ried im Innkreis Forum Video

    10 ways countries can improve their competitiveness

    For more than 30 years the World Economic Forum has studied and benchmarked competitiveness, widely accepted as the… more

  • French lycee students take their Philosophy “Bac”, the traditional end-of-year examination series in France, at the the Lycee Livet in Nantes Forum Article

    Why teaching humanities improves innovation

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young people learn and the… more

  • Co-workers hold production meeting in the office of the HowDo start-up at the Wostel co-working space in Berlin Forum Article

    6 common mistakes leaders make

    I founded my first company in 1998 and my second in 2013. I've worked with hundreds of companies as clients in my… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent book Capital in the… more

  • Boeing 787 Dreamliner under construction is pictured at the Boeing facility in Everett Forum Video

    Why US competitiveness is on the rise

    For an economist whose job it is to measure countries’ success (or otherwise) in laying the foundations for long-term… more