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The Third Industrial Revolution: How the Internet, Green Electricity, and 3-D Printing are Ushering in a Sustainable Era of Distributed...

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (2)

By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire industrial infrastructure built off of fossil fuels is aging and in disrepair. The result …

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GLOBAL TRENDS: Facing Up to a Changing World

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Climate Change & Society, Europe, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Adrian Done How much time do you dedicate to thinking about the REALLY BIG issues that are likely to affect your personal and professional life in the next 20 years? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and Fuel

Emerging Markets are Re-Shaping the Global Economy, But Also Shaking It

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By George Magnus From global tourism to manufactured products, and from industrial processes to modern technologies order, the re-convergence of emerging markets and their economic dynamism are re-shaping the world, and they are simultaneously shaking it. You

The Causes of the Banking Crises of the 1920’s

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, Americas, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Simon D. Norton The credit crunch of 2007-2008 shares many similarities in terms of causes with the Depression Era and wave of bank failures which took place in the United States in the 1920’s. It would appear that legislative responses made by the

Investing in Liquid Gold

January 4, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Personal FinanceComments (0)

Whisky is rapidly becoming the new wine as people look for different ways of investing and growing their cash. Independent whisky expert Dominic Roskrow looks in to the rise of liquid gold. You might also like: Getting to Yes with China and North Korea

Too systemic to fail: Consequences, causes, and potential remedies

December 28, 2010 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Americas, Banking Innovation, Europe, Global Capital MarketsComments (0)

By Raghuram Rajan Perhaps the single biggest distortion to the free enterprise system is when a number of private institutions are deemed by political and regulatory authorities as too systemic to fail. Resources are trapped in corporate structures that have

European Jobs in 2040: Thinking ahead in the Netherlands

December 28, 2010 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, EuropeComments (0)

By George M M Gelauff, Bas ter Weel and Albert van der Horst How will we earn our money in 2040? This article develops four scenarios for how the Dutch economy may evolve. It argues that the future depends on the development of technology – the fundamental

The UK Bribery Act and Beyond – Preparing for Change

December 28, 2010 • Europe, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Michael W. Johnson This article will detail the most important elements of the law, highlighting the restrictions that are broader than previous anti-corruption laws, such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). It will then discuss the steps