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The rise of women and jobs for youth. Highlights from the MENA meeting.
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Life in a carbon neutral economy. What it looks like and how to get there.

Meet your future money. Central banks experiment with new digital currency.

The money flower: a taxonomy of money
Image: Adapted from M Bech and R Garratt, “Central bank cryptocurrencies”, BIS Quarterly Review

The next European Union? Africa’s free trade plan, mapped.

A UAE unicorn and sunglasses that see. Start-ups changing the Arab world.

Why we’re emitting so much carbon. 3 charts explain the growth.

Who takes Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) seriously? Wall Street.

The price of paradise. Understanding suicide bombing.

Monkeys with human brain genes. Scientists question the ethics.

Bacteria are rebelling. The global spread of a drug-resistant infection.

Engineering new life. Synthetic biology is getting faster and cheaper.

World Economic Forum on MENA focused on education and technology. (Arab News)

Lebanese defense minister criticizes US policy on Hezbollah. News from the MENA meeting. (CNBC)

A new World Bank loan and oil from Iraq. More coverage from the MENA meeting. (Bloomberg)

10 ways central banks are looking at blockchain. Op-ed by a Forum lead. (Forbes)

Central banks and blockchain-based currencies. An interview with a Forum lead. (cryptoinsider)