Christine Wightman

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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of April 23, 2018)

A historic one-day summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in led to the announcement that they signed an agreement committing to denuclearization and talks aimed at ending the Korean War.<p>President Donald Trump hosted his first state visit, welcoming …

Donald Trump

What North and South Korea can learn from German reunification

South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un have startled the world by issuing their Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula, including a plan to at long last go beyond the 1953 armistice and formally end the Korean War.<p>But while the …

Geopolitics

China Slaps Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products, Including Wine, Pork and Pipes

BEIJING — The Chinese government hit back Monday at President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum by acting on a threat to put tariffs as high as 25 percent on imports of 128 American-made products, including pork and seamless steel pipes.<p>The Chinese Ministry of Commerce indicated that the …

Globalization

Chinese New Year of the Dog: How Brands Leverage Traditional Culture and Refreshing Ideas

It has become a tradition that international brands release Chinese New Year limited editions to reconnect with the Chinese consumers and boost their …

Chinese New Year

World Internet Users Statistics and 2018 World Population Stats

<b>Internet World Overview Reports</b> <br>The Internet is still growing at a good rate, but the growth rate is not the same all over the world. The growth rate …

Welcoming The Year Of The Dog

The Lunar New Year is the most important holiday in the Chinese calendar. It’s responsible for generating the largest annual human migration in the world, as hundreds of millions of people travel to spend the holiday with loved ones. This year the annual celebration begins on February 16, and …

Year Of The Dog

WhatsApp: the new business card, storefront, and cash register in India

Nearly half of the 430 million internet users in India use WhatsApp and businesses want their hands in that pie.<p>From the country’s leading online ticketing portal BookMyShow to travel booking website Goibibo and even offline luxury watch retailer Ethos, several companies are taking to the …

Apps

India's Ad Spend to Grow 13% this Year - APAC to Rise 5.4% says GroupM

<b>A</b>ccording to GroupM’s ‘This Year, Next Year’ (TYNY), report, India’s advertising investment is predicted to grow 13% in 2018 – another year of …

3 Reasons Global Firms Should Keep Investing in India

A major debate has unfolded around India’s economic prospects. On the one hand, you have Prime Minister Modi declaring at the 2018 World Economic Forum that India’s economy, already the fifth largest in the world, will double, to $5 trillion, by 2025. On the other hand, you have the media pointing …

Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

next<p>prev<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers, speaking at the start of a Chinese-led summit of five large emerging economies now overshadowed by North Korea's sixth …

Let Them Eat Rabbit Is Venezuelan President's Response To Food Shortages

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has unveiled an unusual strategy to help ease the chronic food shortage faced by many of his nation's 30 million people — something he calls Plan Conejo, or "Plan Rabbit."<p>Maduro and his ministers are embarking on a somewhat surprising — and to many, alarming — …

Venezuela

Rabbits Won't Save Venezuela from Going Hungry | David L Veksler

President Nicolas Maduro wants Venezuelans to breed rabbits to solve the economic disaster he and his predecessor Hugo Chavez created, which has led …

Venezuela Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

So much for the idea of better angels prevailing within the ruling Socialist United Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Despite not having enough seats to control congress, President and PSUV strongman Nicolas Maduro pulled the plug on the National Assembly, their legislative body, and turned it into a …

Venezuela

Trump to Target 'Menace' North Korea in First U.N. Speech

President Donald Trump will make his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, projecting his "America First" platform onto the world stage with an appeal for "burden sharing" in the face of global challenges and putting North Korea squarely in his sights.<p>Trump will call on …

North Korea

Some of the World's Biggest Business Blunders

Some of the world's largest businesses have fielded some major blunders. Let's review some of the biggest ones.<p>Think you’ve had a bad day? From …

India Emerged As A Regional And Global Power: CIA Fact Book

India with NaMo effect has emerged as a world leader, and has also played an important role to create a balance between production and consumption …

Retreat from globalisation will destabilise the world economy

The retreat of the advanced economies from the global economy – and, in the case of the UK, from regional trading arrangements – has received a lot of attention lately. At a time when the global economy’s underlying structures are under strain, this could have far-reaching consequences.<p>Whether by …

Economics

Is the Chinese Economy Hitting Stagnation?

For roughly three decades, the Chinese economy registered a staggering annual growth rate in the vicinity of 10 percent. Over the past four years, …

Economy

And then there was one: This photo shows how much the world has changed this year

Here's a good example of how much global politics has changed in 2016. Back in April, leaders of the G-5 group of leading industrial nations sat down …

Europe

There’s No Fairy Tale Ending to G-20’s Worst Export Slump

Canadians like to see themselves as the perennial optimists of global trade, even now as questions mount almost everywhere else over the benefits of …

Economics

Italy Just Handed the Global Economy Another Giant Variable

Global markets were not lacking in precarious unknowns. Italy just added another.<p>As voters on Sunday emphatically rejected constitutional changes aimed at streamlining government and making it easier to revive a moribund economy, they enhanced concerns that Italy’s banks could spiral into a …

Mark Carney's Right, Not Everyone Benefits From Free Trade And Globalisation - The Semi-Rich Don't

Mark Carney has come out and said the very thing that every economist studying the subject agrees with. It isn’t true that everyone benefits from free trade and globalisation. The net effect on all humans is vastly positive, but there are still those that lose. And that’s a political problem, not …

Globalization

Why Italian Instability Could Derail The Global Economy

It would be all too tempting for the incoming Trump administration to dismiss last weekend's Italian referendum as an inconsequential vote on a …

Economy

President Trump could be either the best or the worst thing to happen to the global economy in 2017

The research house's annual Global Risk Survey examined what investors see as being both the biggest risks to the world economy over the next 12 months and the biggest potential upsides.<p>In both cases, the top answer was directly linked to Trump's presidency.<p>On the downside, the chance Trump may …

Investing in entrepreneurship – mapping Africa’s steadfast rise to the forefront of global markets

As Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is upon us, inviting millions from over 160 countries to participate in collaborative discussions to raise …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Facebook announced it is going to remove an option that allowed advertisers to exclude certain ethnic groups from their targeting.</b> The announcement — which will only affect housing, employment, or credit ads — comes a month after a ProPublica published an article highlighting the targeting …

7 Online Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2017

2016 was an amazing year for online marketing, but the industry never slows down. We haven’t quite hit the end of the year, but it’s time to start thinking about how the industry’s going to change in 2017—and how you can prepare accordingly.<p>Marketing is a field dominated by those with the foresight …

Marketing