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Ethiopia is now Africa's fastest growing economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ethiopia, Africa's second most populated country, is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in Sub-Saharan Africa this year, according to new data from the IMF.<p>Ethiopia's economy is predicted to grow by 8.5% this year. The figures signal continued economic expansion following a long …

Economic Development

The Most Amazing Experiences on Japan's Shikoku Island

Naruto Whirlpools<p>The city of Tokushima is the most convenient entry point to Shikoku, located just a couple hours from Osaka by bus and with more …

Japan

How Blockchain Will Disrupt the Future of Social Media Influencers

Are you ready to find out how blockchain, the emerging digital currency, is set to rock the world of social media influencers?<p>Before we go any …

Public Relations

It's Official: Millennials Are Going Into Debt Over Their Social Lives

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “Are Your Friends Causing You to Go Into Debt?“</i><p>We all have those friends (or random social media acquaintances) who are always jet-setting on a fabulous vacation, eating at the hottest restaurants, wearing the latest fashions and are all-around living …

Personal Finance

China defends manufacturing plan, pledges greater openness - Xinhua

BEIJING, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology said Friday concerns over the "Made in China 2025" plan are …

China

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

China Is Building a Robot Army of Model Workers - MIT Technology Review

Inside a large, windowless room in an electronics factory in south Shanghai, about 15 workers are eyeing a small robot arm with frustration. Near the …

Robotics

How Dark Factories Are Changing Manufacturing (and How to Profit)

by , Emerging Trends Strategist, The Oxford Club Thursday, March 2, 2017<p>There’s an unstoppable trend underway.<p>In December, I pointed out my top tech …

Manufacturing

Future Of Work: Research Shows Millennials, Gen Xers And Baby Boomers Make Better Decisions Together

Is it better to have “up-and-comers” or “more seasoned” employees making decisions at your company?<p>It turns out the best answer is a mix of generations, and it’s a wake-up call to companies everywhere, from a tech industry enamored of young workers to global enterprises managing large aging …

Management

The leather industry has a lot to shout about

Redwood Comment<p>Published: 17 April, 2018<p>Every day we get another message about a material using the name of leather either inappropriately or …

Clothing

Ethiopia Pips Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy for IMF

Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past …

Africa

Bolt Threads Debuts New 'Leather' Made From Mushroom Roots

Materials innovation startup Bolt Threads introduced its second biomaterial today – a leather made from mycelium, the roots of a mushroom.<p>The new leather, which it calls Mylo, will debut on a bag by designer Stella McCartney that will be shown in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Fashioned from …

Biotechnology

Future Factory: How Technology Is Transforming Manufacturing

<b>Lights-out manufacturing</b> refers to factories that operate autonomously and require no human presence. These robot-run settings often don’t even …

Manufacturing

How the UK car industry is driving the future of workplace design

The British car industry has grabbed numerous headlines since the Brexit referendum due declining car sales and the uncertainty of its economic and …

Autonomous Cars

Op-Ed | The World Just Can't Get Enough Louis Vuitton Handbags

Louis Vuitton parent company LVMH is well positioned to weather looming threats to super-charged Chinese spending, argues Andrea Felsted.<p><b>PARIS, …

Stock Markets

A wife less ordinary

Women in urban China are better educated and wealthier than a generation ago. But, as Roseann Lake discovers, their success often counts against them …

Relationships

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

Anthropology

What Will The Smart City Of The Future Look Like?

Since the very first cities began to emerge over ten thousand years ago, cities such as New York, Dubai and Tokyo are now at the centre of the …

Smart Cities

Ethiopia says China now its largest export destination

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- China has become Ethiopia's top export destination, buying 144.5 million U.S. dollars of goods and services from the …

China

5 Reasons Why We Must Wear Leather and Fur

The world is changing and, with it, our approach to consumption. As the impact of global warming worsens, many consumers are rethinking what they …

Sustainability

Made-in-Japan footwear puts spring in Asics' step

TOKYO -- A sneaker brand that was once killed off has become an important moneymaker for Japan's Asics, pulling in customers in Tokyo's trendy …

ASICS

Beyond the Gig Economy: How New Technologies Are Reshaping the Future of Work @lieber2k @Thumbtack

¿A quién le importa en la economía gig? - Alexandra Mateescu https://t.co/JxlyJNvEIF #GigEconomy #SharingEconomy pic.twitter.com/F2s8HNXhEi<p>— eraser …

Ethiopia chooses new leader from protest-hit region in break from past

ADDIS ABABA, Ethi­o­pia — Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has elected a new chairman and eventual prime minister from a vast protest-hit region, in a major shift in leadership that could also ease persistent unrest in one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies.<p>Ethiopia has been racked by violence for …

China Connect 2018: the rise of Made in China 2.0

1. “Made in China” is getting cool<p>China’s middle class of 300 million consumers (according to eMarketer) has a growing appetite for higher-quality …

eCommerce

Ethiopia:Efforts Under Way to Reclaim Teff Patent From Dutch Firm

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office announced that it would do everything it can and work closely with every stakeholders for …

Africa

Leandro Erlich uses visual trickery for Parisian store installation

The escalators of Parisian department store Le Bon Marché appear to have been tied in a knot in this installation by Argentian artist Leandro …

Why Balenciaga’s Triple S Sneaker Is A Work Of Art

Since making its runway debut a year ago, and going on sale, and selling out, for the first time last autumn, the Balenciaga Triple S sneaker has …

First Look: Starbucks, Yosemite National Park

Starbucks has opened a one-of-kind location, tucked away in California’s Yosemite National Park.Read More

National Parks