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The rise and fall of cities. An animated map of the last 4,000 years.

Inequality harms innovation. Credit for the poor boosts it.

Trust in institutions is falling. How businesses can rebuild it.

Watch the globe warm. A century of rising temperatures in 35 seconds.

Companies are becoming more collaborative. Business associations need to catch up.

An African initiative spreading to China: teaching women to code.

The smart fridge in your kitchen is a spy. Police request surveillance by appliances.

Why labour’s share of income has fallen: rising markups and market power.

What fuelled early capitalism? The potato.

Crypto-currencies are just the start. Mapping the decentralized world of tomorrow.

How to get away with murder. When the only justice is group justice.

Worse than no job at all. The UK’s joyless jobs miracle.

Big tech disrupting big banks. The Forum’s head of financial innovation discusses the Beyond Fintech report. (CNBC)

Tech giants are systemically important to the financial world. More on the Beyond Fintech report. (American Banker)

The reality of blockchain in Australia. Cites Forum forecast for global blockchain growth. (Australian Financial Review)

UK infrastructure is ailing. Draws data from the Global Competitiveness Report. (Financial Times)

Will Japan’s ‘womenomics’ have an effect? Cites the Global Gender Gap Index. (Nikkei Asian Review)

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