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China’s New Global Role: President Xi in Washington and the UN

November 26, 2015 • China, Columns, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Dan Steinbock, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The recent Washington summit took the US-China bilateral relations onto a new level, while President Xi’s UN visit gave a glimpse of China’s new global role.   Currently the US-China bilateral relations are characterized by very different trajectories of power. As President Barack Obama is on his way out, President Xi Jinping …

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Regulation and Culture Change in Banks

September 30, 2015 • Banking Innovation, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By John Mellor Responses from regulators to the failures in bank governance and standards of conduct revealed by the crisis of 2007-2008 will fall short of what is needed to restore credibility and trust in financial services. Besides regulation, a change in


Addressing Social Sustainability Must be a Global Priority

September 30, 2015 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Special Report: The Future is Green, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom As an organisation responsible for developing and installing innovative systems that transport waste underground using vacuum technology, Envac has witnessed first-hand the shift from sustainability as an environmental concept to


On Economic Inequality

September 30, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Harry G. Frankfurt Economic inequality is one of the most divisive issues of our time. In this article, Harry Frankfurt, one of the most influential moral philosophers in the world, argues that we are morally obligated to eliminate poverty – not achieve


What Does a 21st Century Enterprise Look Like?

September 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Anant Gupta What do organisations need to learn to survive and thrive? As Anant Gupta sees it, they have to remodel themselves as a 21st century enterprise (21CE). In this article, Gupta discusses the five distinct characteristics of a 21CE and the core


India’s Lessons for Creating a Digital Business

September 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, IndiaComments (1)

By Raghav Narsalay and Avnish Sabharwal As India rapidly moves into the digital era, leading Indian businesses are changing their business models to capture the opportunity.   India is quickly becoming a digital country. The evidence of rapid change is


Management lessons from the Emerging World: Seven principles that you can learn from the new Global Giants

September 30, 2015 • Asia - Pacific, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Mauro F. Guillén and Esteban García-Canal Emerging market multinationals are taking over the world, but their success can be emulated by any company from any country in the world. Based on their book Emerging Markets Rule, Mauro Guillén and Esteban


Moore’s Law Continues to Drive Change

September 30, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Daniel Burrus Moore’s Law states that the number of components in integrated circuits would double every two years. As a result, size would decrease while processing power increased. In this article, Daniel Burrus discusses about how digital advancement


The Merits of Eco Governance in a Modern World

July 30, 2015 • Climate Change & Society, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Jonas Törnblom In this article, Jonas Törnblom discusses the unique way in which major urban development projects are governed in Sweden and calls for smarter approaches to planning and managing today’s cities using innovative waste policy


Collective Life Capital: The Lost Ground of the Economy

July 30, 2015 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, SPECIAL FEATURES, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry In this analysis, the author definitively explains collective life capital as the missing base of the economy under systemic attack by life-blind market globalisation, and exactly defines the life-value standards and compass to steer out of a