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How well you age depends on what you think of old age
Japan, with the world’s longest lifespans and low birth rates, is at the leading edge of this global demographic shift.
This is the state of the world’s health, in numbers
While the world is making strides towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, a report from the WHO warns that more action is urgently needed if ambitious health targets are to be met.
Cities where people work longest hours
Workers in Mumbai put in more hours per year than anywhere else in the world - twice as many as in some European cities.
Does hosting a World Cup make economic sense?
Brazil’s most expensive World Cup stadium is now a parking lot, and the country’s preparations for the World Cup cost an estimated $11-14 billion.
The world's most future-proof cities
The leading cities for future-proofing, as identified by JLL’s City Momentum Index, include major global hubs such as New York, London and Paris.
Chile is the first country in the Americas to ban plastic bags
According to 'The Independent,' the new law would give large retailers one year to phase out the use of plastic bags, and smaller businesses two years.
Steps millennials should take to secure financial future
If you have a retirement savings account – congratulations! Not everyone does, unfortunately.
This is what countries are doing to fight plastic waste
More than 50 nations – from the Galapagos Islands to India and from Rwanda to China – are taking action to reduce plastic pollution.
Ethiopia will soon introduce visa-free travel for all Africans
Speaking at a state banquet held in honour of visiting Rwandan leader, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed revealed that Ethiopia would 'very soon' follow Rwanda’s example.
The global economy isn’t working for women. Here’s what world leaders must do
Winnie Byanyima questions how business leaders expect an equal world for women when the purse strings are so clearly held by men.
India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi
The plan announced by Narendra Modi is by far the most ambitious from any of the many nations which have so far promised to take action to tackle plastic pollution.
World’s most polluted cities
Up to 7 million people – the vast majority in developing countries – die prematurely every year because of air pollution, according to the WHO findings.
The US needs China as an innovation partner. Here's why
Contrary to the economic nationalist rhetoric emanating mainly from Washington, and to a lesser extent from Beijing, the US and China are not two separate economies competing for economic hegemony.
Climate change is putting Ethiopia's biggest export at risk
Rising temperatures and worsening drought linked to climate change are now hitting production - and fixing that may require moving many Ethiopian coffee fields uphill, experts say.
[LISTEN] A glimpse into the future of consumption
Elaine Coventry, Head of Commercial Leadership for The Coca-Cola Company in Western Europe talks about the future of consumption.
3 key skill sets workers will need to learn by 2030
Now a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute has highlighted how it thinks a range of jobs based on human skills are likely to be affected by AI and automation.
Why the West needs to change how it sees itself
The 1989 Tiananmen incident was read as a signal that Communist China was heading the way of the Soviet Union, the 1987 Asian financial crisis welcomed as a sign that the Asian miracle had crashed.
Human suffering as a political tool
This instrumentalisation or disregard of civilian harm is clearly in evidence in some of today’s worst conflicts, from Yemen to Syria to South Sudan.