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A list of some of the week’s most interesting stories in economic growth and social inclusion – featuring the release of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17.
Poor countries lose 15% of their exports to unnecessary regulatory hurdles. Here's how we can give them a hand and boost global growth at the same time.
Shimon Peres – Nobel Peace Prize laureate and public servant extraordinaire – held just about every possible government position in Israel.
Professor Klaus Schwab's tribute to former Israeli president Shimon Peres.
This week's best stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
Despite recent innovations such as social media, big data, fintech and the sharing economy, productivity growth has slowed since the global financial crisis. Here's why.
Greater living standards. Resilience to economic shocks. These are some of the reasons why nations should take their competitiveness seriously.
To mark the launch of the latest Global Competitiveness Report, we take a look at what makes an economy competitive, how we measure it and what we can learn from this year's report.
Digital innovation in Italy is on the up, according to this year’s Global Information Technology Report by the World Economic Forum. We take a look at what it means.
Every year in developing economies, thousands of young, talented workers return home wanting to change their countries. The challenges they face in doing so are enormous.
African governments must not just focus on increasing their food production but on creating quality products that can compete globally.
What are India’s strengths and weaknesses today, in relation to its overall level of competitiveness and compared to other economies at the same stage of development?
This year’s Global Competitiveness Report has good, bad and ugly news for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Without the tail winds of sustained global growth and high commodity prices, African economies need to increase their competitiveness if they are to offer more opportunities to their peo...
This part of the world is experiencing positive economic momentum, and in 2016 is set to grow more quickly than China for the first time in more than 20 years.
Europe is pushing the competitiveness frontier in multiple ways, but strong headwinds could yet blow the region off course.
Of the 112 individual indicators that make up the Global Competitiveness Index, 14 could be directly negatively impacted by Brexit.
With a value of between $5 billion and $20 billion each year, illegal wildlife trafficking is the fourth most lucrative global crime.
Global multinationals will be best served by external affairs departments which are skilled at putting out fires as well as they are empowered to proactively engage with stakeholder, posi...
The travel and tourism industry has grown dramatically in the past decades, reaching nearly 1.2 billion international arrivals in 2015, compared to 25 million in 1950. That’s a growth of ...
As the global population swells towards 10 billion, our eating habits will have to change. Are plant-based proteins and synthetic meat the answer?
The bankruptcy of South Korea's container carrier should not come as a surprise
“As traditionally high-skill jobs are increasingly outsourced to machines, humans must develop their deeper human capacities and qualities,” says Dov Seidman.
Your cheap clothes have a hidden cost. But it is possible to be a "conscious consumer" on a budget.
Studies suggest sporting prowess can boost women's career potential. Here's how.
Don't brag about career success, as much of it is down to luck, says Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan.
Video games are taking the bias out of hiring and career advice – and could challenge inequality in traditionally male-dominated jobs.