Forum in the News - May 15

15 May 2018

Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens -- Guardian

Four out of five female businesswomen spotlighted by the World Economic Forum mention pooling resources and sharing best practices among other trailblazers as crucial to their success and central to their work.

Has Singapore lost its competitiveness? -- Channel NewsAsia

Spoiler alert: no. By any yardstick, Singapore continues to do well in major global rankings.

In the Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, Singapore was ranked third in the world after Switzerland and United States but attained a top place in Asia.

First blockchain festival to be held in Vietnam -- Xinhuanet

According to the World Economic Forum, Vietnam has ranked among the top 10 countries for producing engineering talent, making it the ideal place to host the 2018 Blockchain Festival, the first of its kind, to be held in Ho Chi Minh City, May 24-25.

The Forum will hosts its World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Vietnam in September.

Responsible Investment Review – Five themes to watch in 2018 -- Money Marketing

Quotes our plastics report from 2016 when looking at the themes driving the responsible investment agenda this year.

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