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These capital cities have the greatest economic clout
In the United States, Washington D.C. is the 20th largest city in terms of population.
These are the world’s most competitive economies
The US topped the rankings, being ‘closest to the competitiveness frontier’, with Singapore, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, completing the top five.
What makes America the world’s most competitive economy?
The United States, as one of the world’s great innovation powerhouses, is very well positioned in this new competitive landscape.
Facebook builds AI-based tool that fixes the social network when it crashes
The vast majority of companies today depend on software to run their businesses. Along the whole supply chain and down to the last customer, it’s software that runs the show.
India's economy is set to grow faster than China's this year
In April, IMF had projected India’s growth rate to be at 7.4%, which it has now revised down given the recent increase in global oil prices and tightening global financial conditions, IMF has said in its World Economic Outlook report.
US city bans restaurants from throwing away food waste
A new rule means that, in Austin, Texas, restaurants must compost food waste or give it to others.
Most governments have no idea how much they own
Knowing what a government owns and how they can put their assets to better use matters because they can earn about 3% of GDP more in revenues each year and reduce risks, all at once.
How a mushroom could help save the world's honeybees
Decades ago, a Washington mycologist named Paul Stamets noticed that bees seemed drawn to water droplets on mushrooms in his garden.
Adolescent health has been overlooked for too long
Adolescence is the time of our lives in which we take huge bounds: psychologically and biologically but also socially.
10 years after financial crisis, the global economy is stronger but vulnerable
Trade tensions have escalated, policy uncertainties have increased in a number of countries, and some emerging market economies are facing financial market pressures.
China’s role as a conflict mediator is growing fast. Here's why
The increase in Chinese mediation activities began in 2013, the year that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was launched.
The wider impacts of the financial crisis 10 years on
There are also signs that the crisis may have had lasting effects on potential growth through its impact on fertility rates and migration, as well as on income inequality.
The United States divorce rate is dropping, thanks to millennials
New research suggests Americans in their late 20s have a less than 50% chance of getting divorced. Meanwhile, their chances of staying married are increasing.
A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier
Our 'middle class' classification was first developed in 2010 and has been used by many researchers.
Thai closing its iconic bay from 'The Beach' indefinitely for repairs
The DNP said the bay needs more time to recover after overcrowding of tourists damaged the beach and its marine ecosystem.
The Netherlands wants to ban the use of phones on bicycles
In a bid to reduce accidents, the government is proposing a ban on the use of phones while cycling.
Denmark is building a town where you'll kayak to the grocery store
Around the world, cities use more than two-thirds of the world's energy and account for about three-quarters of carbon dioxide emissions, according to the United Nations.
We're underestimating China's economic power. Here's why
The Chinese equity stock market — as represented by Shanghai stock market — actually peaked in 2015.