How technology can help elevate the human condition. Using big data analysis for inclusive growth.
6 ways to improve food security in Asia. A plan to help millions of small farmers get better returns using less water and generating less CO2.
A new deal for Greece. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis outlines a Greek reform agenda.
5 long-term solutions to Europe’s refugee crisis. People need security at home and real opportunities to build new lives in new countries, argues Khalid Khoser.
Zero waste: a small town’s big challenge. The ageing population of Japan’s Kamikatsu recycles into 34 different categories, turning waste into a resource.
How the internet of things will change your life. The greatest impact won’t come from personal gadgets but smarter management of collective goods like energy supply and traffic congestion.
Bringing space down to Earth. Forget rockets, we need to spring-clean space for a future with nano-satellites the size of mobile phones.
How financial inclusion is key to ending global poverty. Will mobile phones fix the economic isolation experienced by the world’s two billion ‘unbanked’?
Asian governments urged to avoid quick fixes and focus on long-term sustainability in infrastructure development. (Jakarta Globe)
“Please come and invest in Indonesia. If you have any problems, call me.” Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo tells investors his country is open for business. (Channel NewsAsia)
ASEAN economic growth ‘to outdo EU’. Malaysia’s international trade and industry minister, Mustapa Mohamed, told the forum that in the next decade, ASEAN would grow by 5% a year. (BBC)
The postwar geopolitical system is breaking down. What it means for governments and global business, quoting World Economic Forum research. (Atlantic)
Editing human embryos. Chinese scientists make a breakthrough that challenges the ethics of innovation.
New, faster sources for economic data. Businesses, not governments, are leading the big data charge that’s changing economics.
Oil and the new balance of power. “The United States is overtaking the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries as the vitalglobal swing producer that determines prices.”
A 21C buzzword from Ancient Greece. ‘Proxeny’ was the secret behind successful international networks in the classical world — and has lessons for today.