Topic : Global

  • 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, when the… 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 requires big… 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 economic, geopolitical… 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, shadow banking has become the… 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 national barriers. While we wait to see… more

  • Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh Forum Article

    From Scotland to Slovakia – what price independence?

    Though the world’s eyes are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not… more

  • Laboratory assistant examines blood sample inside laboratory in Siliguri Forum Article

    Why an HIV vaccine and cure may not be far off

    An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound of cure. But that is not always true when it… more

  • A participant holds up a sky lantern to be released during the “Kapulica & Lanterns” event in Zagreb Forum Article

    Three ways young people are changing the world

    We are experiencing a values revolution. Increasingly, people want to make the world a better place through their… more

  • A bee is covered with pollen as it sits on a blade of grass at a lawn in Klosterneubur Global Shapers Event

    Why entrepreneurs should think small, not big

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

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    Top 13 photographs from day two of #amnc14

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • People practice yoga in Times Square as part of a Summer Solstice celebration in New York Forum Article

    How we can all build a healthier future

    We are at a seismic moment in two major ways: how nations care for their citizens’ health and how businesses invest… more

  • conference centre Global Agenda Councils Article

    China is already living in the future

    In Tianjin this month the World Economic Forum convened more than 1,900 of the world’s leaders in business, research… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the challenges of… more

  • Solar panels of local mining company CAP are seen in the Atacama Desert Social Entrepreneurs Event

    Three ways to make green bond financing better

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Children touch the hands of the humanoid robot Roboy at the exhibition Robots on Tour in Zurich Global Shapers Event

    How can we stay smarter than machines?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Windmills generate electricity in the windy rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains near the town of Pincher Creek Forum Event

    Why shifting to renewables is not mission impossible

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • Counterfeit steroids seized by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection is seen at the agency’s offices at John F. Kennedy Airport Social Entrepreneurs Event

    Fighting the scourge of fake medicines

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China

  • An employee works at a Chinese automobile factory in Hefei Forum Event

    What does innovation mean in today’s world?

    Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014

    , Tianjin, People's Republic of China