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How Will China Rebalance?

November 26, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, China, EMERGING TRENDS, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on the value of the renminbi. In an edited excerpt from his book Avoiding the Fall, Michael Pettis looks at various rebalancing strategies China may choose to pursue, and the potential …

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The World Bank and Neoliberalism: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Making of an Agenda

July 28, 2014 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Giants, Governance & Regulation, International Relations, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Howard Stein Since the latter part of the 1990s the World Bank has increasingly claimed its main focus is on poverty reduction and development. Among other things, the Bank introduced poverty focused loans, a commitment to debt reduction with support for

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Genetic Technology in the Global Economic Environment

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Richard C. Jennings Below, Richard C. Jennings looks at the use of modern genetic technologies of plant breeding for increasing agricultural productivity. The author notes the wide range of such technologies that are available and considers the debate that

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Embedding Security in the Internet of Things

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDS, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Jim Carlsson The Internet of Things will mean a better-connected world, with huge possibilities for positive change – and big opportunities for cyber-criminals. Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister says security must be placed at the heart of the next

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Open Heartbleed Surgery – Securing Against Further Vulnerabilities

May 28, 2014 • Digital Transformation, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager at Clavister looks at the implications of the Heartbleed bug and the use of open-source code libraries in vendors’ security solutions. There’s a saying that’s familiar to many: “When you assume, you make

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Kitimat, British Columbia: A Marvel of Nature and Industry

March 20, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

The District of Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia is a world-class port and manufacturing centre on the Pacific Rim and an emerging energy hub and transportation link for Asia-North America trade. In the new global economy, Canada’s Pacific Gateway

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The United Nations Charter and Extra-State Warfare: The U.N. Grows Up

November 13, 2013 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depth, International Law, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp & Theresa Bowman In recent years, the United Nations has come under attack as wholly inadequate to confront the modern realities of global conflict. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman argue that the central question may become

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Coaching: A Tailored Approach to Talent Development

November 13, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

A growing number of organisations are cultivating in-house coaching programs to achieve their talent-development goals. According to the 2012 International Coach Federation Global Coaching Study, 14 percent of professional coaches self-identify as internal

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Doing Business is Easy at The Ritz-Carl

November 13, 2013 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Being one of the top places to do business in Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton hotel has a number of services and facilities that are specially designed for business travellers. They are tailor-made, time-efficient and promote a productive and comfortable stay. The

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Turnaround

November 12, 2013 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Peter Blair Henry In an article adapted from Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, Peter Blair Henry argues that despite headlines featuring the collapse of BRIC nations and recovery in the West, advanced countries have settled for