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Trade war might jeopardize trading system

ACCORDING to an old African proverb, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same is true for full-blown trade wars: When major economies clash, developing countries will be among the ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Why every company should embrace the World Cup

WHETHER you like it or not, football is invading your workplace. With the 2018 FIFA World Cup which started on June 14, expect coffee breaks, lunches and hallway chats to be dominated by talk of the game. ...

June 21, 2018, Thursday


Too many excuses dog innovation

“AD Hoc, slow, short-term, insular.” That’s the overall characterization of corporate innovation processes that appears in a recent “State of Innovation” report by CB Insights, based on a survey of 677 ...

June 20, 2018, Wednesday


Can euro be saved from impending crisis?

The euro may be approaching another crisis. Italy, the eurozone’s third largest economy, has chosen what can at best be described as a Euroskeptic government. This should surprise no one. The backlash ...

June 19, 2018, Tuesday


New technology leading urban sprawl fight to put nature back into future city planning

EVER since the ancient Greek poet Theocritus wrote his pastoral idylls romanticizing rural life, people have been pondering how to build cities that are in concert with their natural surroundings. But ...

June 14, 2018, Thursday


‘The Nation of Kangaroos’ faces a dilemma

THE red kangaroo, the largest of all kangaroo species, is Australia’s national animal. Kangaroos appear on the country’s coat of arms, on its coins, on its sporting uniforms and on the aircraft flown ...

June 13, 2018, Wednesday


People in diverse neighborhoods are more helpful

WHETHER or not diversity is a good thing is still a topic of much debate. Although many businesses tout the benefits of diversity, American political scientist Robert Putnam holds that diversity causes ...

June 13, 2018, Wednesday


Machine intelligence will shake up banking, but disruptors won’t be fintech startups

ARTIFICIAL intelligence and machine learning are being woven into the fabric of our lives. The financial sector, historically faced with inefficiencies, is already undergoing transformative change. But ...

June 12, 2018, Tuesday


How do we interpret the history, collective memories and uses of old buildings?

SINCE the late 1990s there has been an enormous amount of academic scholarship, both in the West and in China, on the role of urban branding or urban marketing in inter-city competition. Urban-branding ...

June 11, 2018, Monday


Dynamic city solutions for global problems

TOMORROW, leaders from the largest advanced economies will gather for the annual G7 summit to discuss the most pressing challenges the world faces. Most of the items on the agenda — from climate change ...

June 7, 2018, Thursday




 

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