Topic : Role of Business

  • Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks next to Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), during a session of the WEF in the Chinese port city of Tianjin Forum Article

    Professor Klaus Schwab’s opening speech to #amnc14

    This is the transcript of Professor Klaus Schwab's address at the Opening Plenary of the Annual… more

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    Three steps for China on liberalizing capital

    The rest of the world has a huge stake in how China manages its tricky transition from a state of binding… more

  • 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

  • Liu, CEO and founder of China’s e-commerce company JD.com, crosses a street on an electric tricycle during a delivery run in Beijing Forum Article

    Six reasons China is winning at e-commerce

    Why has China’s e-commerce industry developed so fast? I get asked this in almost every country I visit… 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… more

  • A visitor takes photos from an elevated walkway connecting giant concrete tree-like structures called Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore Forum Gallery

    Top 10 most competitive economies in the world

    The Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15 assesses the competitiveness of 144 world economies based… more

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

    Top 10 most competitive economies in Asia Pacific

    The competitiveness landscape in the Asia-Pacific region remains one of stark contrasts. According to the… more

  • A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why growth is stalling in big economies

    Relapse is the rule in the post-crisis global economy. In the United States, Japan and Europe, GDP… more

  • Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant near Shanghai Technology Pioneers Article

    The tech breakthrough that will fight climate change

    I am writing this from inside a factory, and believe what I am looking at will change the world. I am… more

  • To match Special Report STARBUCKS/CULTURE Forum Article

    How ratings sites are changing your business

    “Bonjour Monsieur, comment pourrais-je vous aider?” asks the obsequious concierge at my Paris hotel. I… more

  • The Google logo is spelled out in heliostats during a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border Technology Pioneers Article

    Google: from the garage to the moon

    A few years ago, Google temporarily made available for public search a web archive from back in 2001. It… more

  • A Google employee works on a laptop in front of a mural of the New York City skyline, at the New York City company office Forum Article

    What it takes to be a manager

    When I was in college I worked at a bagel place across from Lincoln Center in New York. For a job that paid… more

  • A construction worker looks at Pudong financial district as he waits to cross an avenue in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why do some countries develop faster than others?

    One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than… more

  • The Bank of England is seen behind a flower bed in the City of London Forum Article

    How can central bankers avoid another financial crisis?

    It is an occupational hazard. Central bankers believe, with a mixture of wishful thinking and empirical… more

  • A staff of Aeon Co Ltd’s supermarket changes a price tag due to a sales tax hike, ahead of the store’s opening hours at a supermarket in Chiba, east of Tokyo Forum Article

    What Japan’s economy needs now

    Japan’s GDP declined by almost 7 percent in the second quarter, more than many had forecast… more

  • An employee checks newly-assembled electric cars to be exported to South America at an electric vehicle factory in Zouping county Forum Article

    Why agriculture and services are key to development

    The literature on global growth convergence and divergence is vast and deep. And it is still evolving. Some… more

  • A fan holds up the flag of Kazakhstan during their men’s ice hockey game against the US in Turin Global Shapers Article

    How can we redefine what it means to have a good job?

    Young people are one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to the job market. They tend to look… more

  • Employees work at the assembly line of the Honda Amaze car inside the company’s manufacturing plant in Tapukara Young Global Leaders Article

    A new beginning for India’s economy

    On August 15, Narendra Modi delivered his first Independence Day speech as India's Prime Minister… more