Global economy & politics

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Theresa May’s Brexit Problem

The UK is approaching a fundamental political realignment, for which the current government is totally unprepared. It will come as soon as enough …

Brexit

PwC: CEOs are seriously worried about geopolitical threats to their businesses — and just about everything else

The confidence levels of global CEOs are at their lowest ebb than at any other time in the last three years, according to a report released Tuesday by PwC.<p>PwC's 19th annual "Global CEO Survey," published on Tuesday showed a marked decrease on last year in CEO confidence in the global economy, a …

Governance

How Do You Boost GDP by $28 Trillion? Gender Equality Would Do It, McKinsey Says - Bloomberg

Denying women full participation in the global economy is costly. McKinsey & Co. has now calculated by just how much.<p>Full gender equality would add …

Women's News

Have the BRICs Hit a Wall? The Next Emerging Markets

January 22, 2016 Until recently, when people talked about “emerging markets,” they were referring to the BRIC economies: Brazil, Russia, India, and …

Emerging Markets

Looking East for Digital’s Future: Digital Transformation Through an Asia-Pac Lens

Contact Us<p>Select a Region*<p>Select Inquiry Type*<p>Select Sub - Inquiry Type *<p>Your information has been submitted successfully!<p>OK<p>x CLOSE<p>Refer back to this …

These economic 'black swans' could rock global markets

Societe Generale is out with its latest quarterly chart of so-called swan risks that threaten to rock the global financial markets. For the most part, the risks remain unchanged from November.<p>SocGen analysts reiterated that the two highest-probability risks were a British exit from the eurozone, or …

Economics

MidEast's ultra-wealthy forecast to rise by 54% to 2025

The number of ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) - those with $30 million or more in net assets - is forecast to rise by 54 percent in the …

Wealth

70% of businesses concerned about geopolitical risks in their emerging market supply chains #growthcrossings

GDP of 4 ASEAN nations to exceed $1 trillion by 2030

Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand are expected to join the ranks of Asian nations with a gross domestic product (GDP) exceeding US$1 …

Economics

How to Share the Benefits of Technology

Although digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence continue transforming the way we work, produce and live, technological change is …

Basic Income

Global warming is set to cost the world economy £1.5 trillion in lost productivity by 2030

Global warming will cost the world economy more than £1.5 trillion a year in lost productivity by 2030 as it becomes too hot to work in many jobs, …

Climate Change

Realizing gender equality’s $12 trillion economic opportunity

Investing in access to essential services and reducing the gap in labor-force participation rates could significantly expand the global economy by …

Thought Leadership

Connecting everyone to internet 'would add $6.7tn to global economy'

Report says getting 4.1 billion more people online would lift 500 million out of poverty over five years<p>Bringing internet access to the 4.1 billion people in the world who do not have it would increase global economic output by $6.7 trillion (£4.6tr), raising 500 million people out of poverty, …

Net Neutrality

U.S. election; the biggest loser?

Now that Donald Trump has secured the Republican nomination, Hillary Clinton looking set to wrap up the Democratic nomination, and no viable …

Foreign Policy

By 2020, half the world's wealth will be controlled by millionaires

Millionaires will control more than half of the world's wealth by 2020, according to a new report, with the richest millionaires gaining the most.<p>The …

Brexit: the world’s most complex divorce begins

Britain’s vote to leave the EU sets in train the world’s most complex divorce.<p>There are rough guidelines on how to proceed, but the negotiation will …

Brexit
Economics

Geopolitical developments could influence $5.5tn of retail revenue by 2030

Affluent shoppersThe difference between the most optimistic and most pessimistic scenarios for retail through 2030 is $5.5 trillion, according to …

Economics

African Consumer Sentiment 2016: The Promise of New Markets

Given the negative headlines that dominated news coverage about Africa in 2015, the casual observer might conclude that the outlook for business …

Africa

Act 1 Part 2: What if? Post BREXIT and EU wildcards

The BREXIT campaign was marked on both sides by a complete and utter absence of a future vision. The opportunities to discuss the UK’s true place in …

Brexit

IMF's Lagarde: EU exit could trim UK GDP by 1.5 to 4.5% by 2019

A European Union exit could cut Britain's gross domestic product by anywhere between 1.5 and 4.5 percentage points by 2019, IMF chief Christine …

These countries are facing the greatest skills shortages

<i>The future of work is a key discussion point at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting 2017. For more, watch the Jobs and the Fourth Industrial</i> …

Innovation

70-80% households will have same or < income than previous generation. We want each generation to do better. Rising inequality @McKinsey_MGI

Estonia Is Demonstrating How Government Should Work in a Digital World

The country is pioneering an economic strategy for small countries that is smarter and nobler than serving as a tax haven.<p><i>Taavi Kotka is the Chief Information Officer of Estonia.</i><p>In May, Manu Sporny became the 10,000th "e-Resident" of Estonia.<p>Sporny, the founder and CEO of a digital payments and …

Innovation

The “Africa” Framework for Start-ups in Tough Places

After an 11-year career at GE, Swaady Martin adopted many of the strategies and tactics instrumental to its successful African expansion to launch …

Africa

Global Leaders, Challengers, and Champions

Global Leaders, Challengers, and Champions<br>The Engines of Emerging Markets<p>A ten-year review of the BCG global challengers--and a look forward at the …

Cities