The source of 90% of the plastics in the ocean, the truth about African migration and other top stories of the week

A volunteer shows ear sticks and plastics after a garbage collection, ahead of World Environment Day on La Costilla Beach, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Rota, Spain June 2, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca - RC193FA08000

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Adrian Monck
Managing Director, World Economic Forum Geneva
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The source of 90% of the plastic in the ocean: these ten rivers.

Mumbai outworks New York. Cities where people work the longest hours.

Is the World Cup worth it? Economists disagree with a pope.

Where they’re really going. The truth about African migration.

Desperately poor, but finally growing. The North Korean economy.

Saving the world’s biggest ecosystem. Steps to avoid a global disaster.

Too out-of-kilter to save. Why we need a Fourth Social Revolution.

Gaming disorder is now a recognized disease. How digital addiction works.

What you see and say online. How companies shape our social media experience.

The missing profits of nations. Why tax authorities fail to combat tax havens.

Feed the machine. The race to fill seach engines with suicide news.

Digital money and monetary policy. How central banks will have to adapt to cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer lending, and more.

Pension gender gap exceeds pay gap. Coverage of a new Forum white paper. (Politico)

A new leader for the Forum’s international expansion. (Indian Express)

Gender at the G-7. Cites Canadian Prime Minister’s speech in Davos. (New York Times)

South Africa’s auditors got too comfortable. Cites Global Competitiveness Index. (Mail & Guardian)

China’s AI leaders. A new list to be released at the WEF New Champions meeting in September. (China Money Network)

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