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The Ethics of Fighting Drug Resistance10

In 2014, the World Health Organization reported that drug resistance – especially resistance to antibiotics – is a growing threat to human health, food security, and “the achievements of modern medicine.” Far from being an “apocalyptic fantasy,” the WHO said, a post-antibiotic era “is instead a very real possibility for the twenty-first century”

 

Three Humanitarian Challenges for Africa in 20181351

In mid-2017, when a cholera outbreak in Somalia threatened to overwhelm local hospitals, health experts feared the worst

 

Lessons From Sochi: How South Korea Managed Keep Its Olympics Costs So Low1902

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were the most expensive in history, costing an estimated $50 billion

 

Alternatives now make up almost a quarter of Sovereign Wealth Fund’s assets under management2172

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) now allocate almost a quarter (23%) of their assets under management to alternative investments such as private equity, real estate, gold and infrastructure, shows a new report from PwC

 

9 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You A Better Entrepreneur3064

If you are an entrepreneur, of course you want to be successful. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents. But for the majority of small business owners, success means that and much more. It also means healthy relationships, fulfilling work, and giving back

 

Tackling Science’s Gender-Parity Problem3074

Two years ago, the United Nations designated February 11 the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. As we approach another commemoration, it is worth reflecting on female scholars’ countless contributions to science and technology

 

Three Business Lessons This Woman Learned From Making Men's Underwear3250

Tommy John Cofounder and Head of Merchandising Erin Fujimoto, was ten years into a career at JP Morgan when she realized she didn’t love it

 

Forbes' First List Of Cryptocurrency's Richest People3564

Meet The Secretive Freaks, Geeks And Visionaries

 

Buffett, Zuckerberg & Bezos Lose Billions As Dow Drops Over 1,000 Points3377

Some of the world's richest people -- including Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos -- lost billions apiece on Monday as stocks took an ugly nosedive

 

The Health Costs of Tax Reform3234

The sweeping tax bill that US President Donald Trump signed into law on December 22, 2017, may have been presented as an early Christmas gift. But to the millions of Americans whose health outcomes will worsen as a result, the legislation looks more like a costly white elephant

 

Why Every CEO Needs To Manage Two Businesses3177

You might not know you’re running two businesses, but every CEO is. And that second business is likely to kill the first if it doesn’t get enough attention

 

Alienation of a 100% share in Tau-Ken Mining LLP2817

 

Post-Davos Depression3476

I’ve been attending the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland – where the so-called global elite convenes to discuss the world’s problems – since 1995. Never have I come away more dispirited than I have this year

 

Resolutions Revisited: 5 Steps To Reenergize Your Money Life3704

January has come and gone and if you’re like most people, your New Years resolutions are a distant memory

 

CEO optimism booms despite increasing anxiety over threats to growth3765

A record-breaking share of CEOs are optimistic about the economic environment worldwide, at least in the short term. That’s one of the key findings of PwC’s 21st survey of almost 1,300 CEOs around the world, launched today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

 

There Are Bigger Challenges Facing Starbucks4129

Investors dumped Starbucks shares on Friday, a day after the coffeehouse giant reported disappointing first-quarter results, with slowing growth in its home U.S. market. But the reasons Starbucks blamed for its shortfall may not cover all the challenges it faces

 

Can Ramaphosa Fix South Africa?3797

Cyril Ramaphosa’s victory in December’s contest to lead South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) was a resounding repudiation of President Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa will now almost certainly be elected South Africa’s president in 2019 – if not before. He has promised to stimulate the country’s moribund economy and implement a wide-ranging anti-corruption agenda

 

Long arm of the law: the cross-territorial application of overseas legislation3899

Western governments are increasingly extending the territorial reach of their legislation, particularly in the anti-corruption sphere. Their aim is to fight corruption wherever it may be and create a level playing field for the businesses responsible for preventing it. A similar trend is also seen beyond the white-collar crime space, for example in tax and data protection legislation

 

Amazon Starts With Go. Where Will The Technology End Up?3943

Today for lunch, I stopped by a newly opened convenience store at the north end of Seattle’s downtown

 

A Year of Successes in Global Health21199

In the field of human development, the year that just ended was better than many predicted it would be. A decade after the Great Recession began, economic recovery continued in 2017, and progress was made on issues like poverty, education, and global warming

 

Emirates Airlines Order Saves Airbus A380 Superjumbo3703

John Leahy, the "trillion-dollar man" of Airbus sales, has done it again. Just a week before his (once-again) supposed retirement, the 67-year-old sales chief (his official title is Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Customer Services) and his allies at Airbus pulled another rabbit out of a hat

 

What Happens When Primary Health Care Is Universal?3814

Two years after the death of her husband, Valeria, a 67-year-old grandmother in San José, Costa Rica, lives alone. Last year, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes, conditions that, while not immediately life threatening, require health care to manage. But, thanks to the quality of Costa Rica’s primary health-care system, Valeria has been able to maintain her independence and her health, even in the absence of family

 

A Bangladeshi Prescription for Cholera3878

By now, cholera should be history. For decades, health officials have understood how to prevent the disease, doctors have known how to treat it, and development experts have recognized that with clean water and sanitation, outbreaks rarely become epidemics. Unfortunately, the world is not so simple and neat, and the nightmare of cholera persists

 

How Facebook's Latest Changes Impact Influencers And The Future Of Social Media Marketing4387

Once again, Mark Zuckerberg shook up the world last week when he announced Facebook will change its algorithm to promote more personal content rather than news. Soon after my inbox was flooded with headlines like: “Facebook Shares Fall”, “Facebook Is Changing”, “Zuckerburg’s Net Worth Has Just Taken A 2.9 Billion Dollar Hit”

 

Educating Myanmar’s Youngest Refugees3732

Sofia Begum is a case study in the power of hope. Three months ago, armed vigilantes attacked the six-year-old’s village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Sofia saw neighbors killed, an uncle wounded by gunfire, and her home razed

 

Why 2018 Will Be A Renaissance Year For Asia Tech IPOs, Undercutting New York3657

Hong Kong ended 2017 placing third in the global IPO race

 

Giddy Markets and Grim Politics2941

Economic growth worldwide picked up in 2017, and the best guess is that the global economy will perform strongly in 2018 as well. At the same time, a rising tide of populism and authoritarianism poses a risk to the stable democratic institutions that underlie long-term growth. And yet headlines seeming to portend political instability and chaos have not prevented stock markets from soaring. What gives?

 

5 Trends That Will Change The Way Your Customers Shop In 20182819

A few weeks ago, my wife pulled me into a big name department store to look for an engagement gift for a friend. I rarely set foot in department stores anymore and I thought the experience might be nostalgic, even fun

 

Improving Women’s Health Through Financial Inclusion3648

In late October, the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for Africa signed an agreement with the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The aim of the unlikely partnership is to encourage the use of digital services “to save lives and improve people’s health.” But perhaps the pact’s most innovative feature is the vow to merge financial inclusion strategies with modern health-care delivery

 

From Stealth To Stardom: Ex-Google, Tesla, Uber Robocar Icons Snag VW, Hyundai Deals1515

Aurora has kept a low profile since three self-driving car tech luminaries founded it about a year ago, but no longer. The stealthy Silicon Valley tech startup is jumping to the front of the race to get driverless vehicles on the road through partnerships with two of the world’s largest automakers

 

When Welfare Sabotages Lives2071

The United Kingdom is accelerating the rollout of a social security scheme only Ebenezer Scrooge could love. The “universal credit” program replaces six different welfare benefits – such as the child tax credit and the housing benefit – with one. The goal is to incentivize employment, and to create an online system that is easier to use.

 

The Richest Terror Organizations in the World1811

Follow the money: where do the richest terror organizations in the world get their funding? Forbes Israel with a ranking that you should worry about

 

The New Fulcrum of the Middle East3050

We live in a time of geopolitical transition. China’s effort to replace the United States as the world’s leading power, or at least to become a co-partner in global leadership, deservedly receives much attention. But the macro-level dynamics that have long defined the Middle East are also shifting, and here, too, US influence is likely to diminish

 

New Science Shows Losing Weight May Be As Simple As Standing Up5120

By now you've probably heard the notion that "sitting is the new smoking" or put even more frankly: that "sitting is killing you"

 

Preventing the Next Famine2714

After falling for more than a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is rising once again

 

The Climate-Conflict Nexus2554

Yemen and South Sudan are, in many ways, worlds apart. But, despite vast differences in history, tradition, and culture, both countries share one painful feature: their people are now bearing the brunt of two of the most devastating manmade crises: violent conflict and climate change

 

6 Ways Small Businesses Could Bounce Back From A Bad Review1575

Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have many advantages over bigger business on the marketing front

 

Director-General of the World Health Organization: Big Tobacco’s Smokescreen6882

We all know how bad tobacco is, that it kills millions of people every year, and that it harms many more. We also know that tobacco companies have consistently lied about how much damage their products cause

 

The 20 Best Video Games Of 20173306

2017 has been a truly amazing year for video games, though it's been a challenging year for our backlogs

 

AIDS, NCDs, and the ABCs of Organizing6939

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and chronic lung disease, are responsible for 70% of all deaths. There is incontrovertible evidence that tobacco use, inactivity, unhealthy diets, and excessive alcohol consumption increase the odds of dying prematurely from an NCD

 

Refugee Doctors for Refugee Health7465

Syrian refugees are often portrayed as an unwelcome drain on the communities to which they relocate, especially with regard to health care

 

15 Technology Companies To Watch In 20182263

ll signs point towards an exciting and innovative 2018 for the tech sector. The Internet of Things and machine learning are converging to create a smarter world. Breakthroughs in biotechnology and health offer promise for billions of people all over the globe

 

The Right to Health Is Universal8316

We should remember the 35 million people who have died of AIDS-related illnesses, and the 76 million who have been infected with HIV since reporting began. And we can celebrate the fact that nearly 21 million people living with HIV now have access to life-saving treatment

 

The 25 Highest-Paid Athletes Of All Time1386

The NBA is flush with cash right now thanks to its $24 billion TV deal with ESPN and TNT, as well as its global opportunities. Players are sharing in the riches, with 29 current NBAers in the middle of contracts worth at least $94 million in deals that range from three years in the case of LeBron James to five years for most of the 28 others, according to data from Spotrac. The significance of $94 million: It is more than the career earnings from playing salary of the sport's greatest player, Michael Jordan, who earned $93.8 million with the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards

 

The Long and Winding Road to a Haircut3335

Default is back. Sovereign finances weathered a wrenching global recession and a collapse in commodity prices surprisingly well over the past few years. But failed economic models cannot limp along forever, and the slow bleeding of the economies of Puerto Rico and Venezuela have now forced their leaders to say “no mas” to repaying creditors

 

Phone Addiction Is Real. And So Are Its Mental Health Risks1386

A lot of us must be wondering if we're hooked on our tech: Searches for “phone addiction” have risen steadily in the past five years, according to Google Trends, and “social media addiction” trails it closely

 

How Women Shape Coups3658

Zimbabwe’s generals took President Robert Mugabe into custody in an effective coup (though they insist on not calling it that). Days later, the country’s ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), moved to expel the 93-year-old president from its ranks. But it may not have been Mugabe himself, the quintessential “big man” leader, who catalyzed this revolt, despite the ruthlessness that has characterized his nearly four-decade rule. Quite the contrary, it may have been Mugabe’s possible successor – his wife, Grace

 

What's Around The Corner In 2018? A Preview Of Next Year's Retail And Consumer Trends1369

The FGRT team is busy preparing our 2018 forecasts for what is traditionally our most-read report of the year — our annual retail and tech trends report

 

PwC accepts payment in Bitcoin for its advisory services 2314

The decision indicates the ongoing evolution of crypto-currencies

 

The China Factor 3666

Ask anyone with a basic knowledge of Africa which country is more poised for success – Zimbabwe or Kenya – and he or she will undoubtedly answer “Kenya.” Events of the last week would seem to confirm that verdict

 

A Young State in an Uncertain World2512

In mid-November, Kazakhstan hosted the third annual “Astana Club,” a new independent and unbiased platform for dialogue among international experts, politicians, and media representatives on the “critical issues affecting all the countries of Eurasia.” The event epitomized Kazakhstan’s foreign policy over the last two decades, at a moment when that policy is set to confront unprecedented tests

 

Seven Ways To Best Use Twitter For Customer Service1380

Twitter offers a wealth of connectivity. You can quickly engage with clients, answer questions and draw in potential users through sharing unique content or valuable advice

 

10 Predictions For The Next 5 Years Of Crypto2149

Bitcoin price prediction is just the start

 

Four Ways to Beat HIV and AIDS1742

In the fight against HIV/AIDS, some stories illuminate the long road to global eradication more than others. In 2009, I heard one such story in Tanzania

 

How Leaders Build - And Destroy - Trust2495

Trust is the belief or confidence that one party has in the reliability, integrity and honesty of another party. It is the expectation that the faith one places in someone else will be honored. When I asked 537 managers how leaders build and destroy trust, here is what I learned...

 

The Eternal Return of the Plague1960

“Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes Madagascar.” That recent New York Times headline might sound like the synopsis of a horror movie. The epidemic gripping Madagascar is not just any plague, and it certainly isn’t some Hollywood apocalypse. It’s the plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, agent of the notorious bubonic plague

 

The French Riviera for the citizens of Kazakhstan is not a dream but a beautiful reality!3806

The head of the biggest European Russian-speaking broker company Cofrance SARL that operates in the field of real estate, aircraft and yacht brokerage as well as legal advice, since more than seven years, born in Kazakhstan, Vitaly Arkhangelsky explained why it had opened an office in Alma-Ata and why the Kazakhstan market is his priority

 

The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 20174944

Shortly after Adele took home the Grammy award for Album of the Year in February, she broke it in half--with the intention of physically sharing it with Beyoncé, the internet concluded—in recognition of the latter's Lemonade

 

A Global Plan to End Malaria2290

No one should die from a preventable disease. Yet preventable diseases kill two million children every year, many of whom are too poor to afford proper treatment. The majority of these deaths are either treatable with existing medicines, or avoidable in the first place

 

Why Beer, Wine And Liquor May Trigger Different Emotions2528

If you need a drink to get through family gatherings this holiday season, you might want to skip the cocktail and go for the merlot

 

Poverty Is Also a Psychosocial Problem3021

Being poor is a highly shameful experience, degrading one’s dignity and sense of self-worth. While the manifestations and causes of poverty differ, the humiliation that accompanies it is universal. Recent research conducted at the University of Oxford found that from China to the United Kingdom, people facing economic hardship – even children – experience a nearly identical assault on their pride and self-esteem

 

How to Boost Access to Essential Medicines2763

Around the world, health security is increasingly being recognized as the foundation of economic growth. Healthy populations are better able to produce, trade, and innovate, while unhealthy populations strain public budgets and create risks that discourage economic exchange

 

Investors Are Missing This Serious China Investment Thesis1799

Here it is, people: China tech and domestic consumer-focused stocks are better than the top passive investment funds around the world

 

A Formula for Health Equity2976

Imagine a country where some 90% of the population is covered by health insurance, more than 90% of those with HIV are on a consistent drug regime, and 93% of children are vaccinated against common communicable diseases including HPV. Where would you guess this enchanted land of medical equity is? Scandinavia? Costa Rica? Narnia?

 

Move Over McDonald's, The Future Of Fast Food Is Vegan1519

In August this year, a former Burger King restaurant in Encinitas, California, was taken over by another company which continued to serve burgers, fries and shakes via the drive-thru window. There was one major difference though: the items on the menu are all vegan

 

Venezuela Defaults, What Now?1624

Venezuela has defaulted on two of its US dollar-denominated sovereign bond issues. Downgrading Venezuela’s sovereign rating to SD (“selective default”), the ratings agency Standard & Poors said that Venezuela had “failed to make $200 million in coupon payments for its global bonds due 2019 and 2024 within the 30-calendar-day grace period”

 

Keep Investor Support When Your Business Is In Crisis2222

Almost every start-up has near-death experiences: times when the business is not delivering, money is short, and employees are wavering. Entrepreneurs often call on investors to give them sea room in which to fix problems and rebuild momentum. Great leaders use the tools described below to rebuild investor confidence and win another chance to succeed

 

Leadership In Russia: Back To The USSR?2506

November 7 — the day of the Great October Revolution (using the Julian calendar) — was the day the Party pulled out all the stops

 

A Roadmap to End Cholera3248

“Where is your toilet?” This is often the first question I ask when I visit the site of a cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. More often than not, the answer is: “We don’t have one. We go wherever we can.”

 

Closing the Education Gender Gap6110

Completing primary school in Niger was never a certainty for Aishetu Mahmoudu Hama, given all the obstacles that stood in her way. “It was hard to study,” she recalls. “We sat on the ground – sometimes on a mat, sometimes just in the dirt.”

 

Four Activities To Kickstart The Family Budget2356

The words “family” and “budget” are not often seen together. As parents, you may have questions about how much you should get your children involved in family finances. I feel strongly about using your home as an incubator for real life money issues. Otherwise, it’s hard to expect your kids to grow up to understand the real world of money

 

How Markets Are Reacting To Saudi Arabia's Detentions1905

In Saudi Arabia this weekend, a torrent of big news events, including the detention of several high ranking officials, has raised questions, and, the public markets were a useful place to judge local and global perception

 

Fake News and Biased News2341

Interviews are always tricky. If an unscrupulous interviewer is looking for a particular answer or claim, they have the power to edit, manipulate, or even rewrite their subject’s words to that end. That is why I have long taken pains to check carefully quotations attributed to me by the media. But, when it comes to television or radio interviews, it seemed to me that such distortions would be more difficult to pull off. I was wrong

 

Why Would Any Supplier Want To Work With Tesla?3903

It’s been said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. By that definition any supplier that works with Tesla may be downright bonkers

 

3 Questions CEOs Never Get Asked During Earnings Calls But Should2294

Since payroll is often a firm's largest expense, investors need to know how firms are managing their human capital

 

Preempting the Next Pandemic4088

Recent disease outbreaks, like Ebola and Zika, have demonstrated the need to anticipate pandemics and contain them before they emerge. But the sheer diversity, resilience, and transmissibility of deadly diseases have also highlighted, in the starkest of terms, just how difficult containment and prevention can be

 

How Azerbaijan, Georgia, And Turkey Subverted Russia And Isolated Armenia With New Railway3229

After many years of anticipation and delays, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) rail line has ceremoniously gone into service

 

Dealing with Damaging Institutional Inertia2241

Deeply rooted, credible, accountable, and effective institutions have long been deemed crucial for a society’s lasting wellbeing and prosperity. They shield countries from frequent and unsettling volatility, be it economic, political, or social, and they reduce the risk of costly shocks. But, nowadays, key political and economic institutions are being pressured by unusual fluidity in their operating environments and the effects of a cumulative loss of trust on the part of their constituencies

 

NASA Says Dwarf Planet Ceres Likely Harbors Salty Mud1697

Ceres - the enigmatic dwarf planet that lies between Mars and Jupiter --- likely harbors briny mud at the base of its crust, or some 40 kilometers beneath its surface, says NASA

 

America's Top Givers Of 20162740

It’s easy to promise generosity, but harder to follow through with the money

 

Ask Three Questions Before You Jump Into That Hot ICO3069

ICOs are the new, new, new hot thing. They are powered by blockchain technology. Entrepreneurs are teeing up offers, money is flowing, and some early investors have made a killing. Should you jump in? Here are three questions of consider before you click to invest

 

5 Awesome Things Scientists Do With Lasers1962

You’ve probably seen lasers used as pointers at a talk, or you may even have your own laser pointer at home that you play around with because, put simply, lasers are COOL. But did you know that lasers are actually really useful for science too? Here are five incredible things that scientists can do with lasers

 

Keep Hong Kong Free2901

Visiting Hong Kong is a true pleasure. With its modern architecture towering around the busy harbor, that great and exciting city must rank among the world’s most enjoyable urban destinations. But Hong Kong is now under stress, as it finds itself at the center of a number of issues and challenges – including how best to balance economic and political freedom and how to engage with an increasingly assertive and ambitious China – that will define its prospects in the century ahead

 

The Hard Truth About Good Leadership2823

If you think back to your childhood and the unique dynamic of playground politics, you’ll probably remember everyone jockeying to be “the leader”

 

Inside the Mind of the Mass Shooter1902

Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from an overlooking hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others. Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant with no criminal record, was ultimately found in his hotel room, dead, with some 23 guns, including more than ten assault weapons. Police later found an additional 19 firearms, explosives, and several thousands of rounds of ammunition in Paddock’s home. What the authorities have not yet found, however, is a motive

 

Google Is Finally Getting Serious About Hardware. Here's Why1476

The brief history of Google’s forays into mobile hardware goes something like this

 

The Courage to Normalize Monetary Policy1632

Three cheers for central banks! That may sound strange coming from someone who has long been critical of the world’s monetary authorities. But I applaud the US Federal Reserve’s long-overdue commitment to the normalization of its policy rate and balance sheet. I say the same for the Bank of England, and for the European Central Bank’s grudging nod in the same direction. The risk, however, is that these moves may be too little too late

 

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements1790

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it

 

Flights of Unmanned Fancy1356

Few pieces of modern hardware have inspired as much excitement as the drone

 

Full List: The World's Highest-Paid Athletes 20171689

The biggest sports stars on the planet had another banner year with the 100 top-earning athletes banking $3.11 billion combined over the past 12 months

 

PROMESA’s Dangerous Premises1742

Puerto Rico’s economy is in deep trouble. More than a decade of recession has made the public debt unsustainable and is fueling migration outflows to the United States mainland, affecting the lives of thousands of families and imposing a higher burden on those who stay. Reversing this destabilizing dynamic will require a debt restructuring that provides the relief needed to implement pro-growth policies. Unfortunately, what is being offered isn’t nearly enough

 

Five Ways To Market Your Startup With Little Or Zero Budget1275

So you’ve finally launched your startup. It’s a dream come true, and you are undoubtedly excited. You may even have a customer or two already

 

Counting What Counts in Development1461

To most people, “development” is best measured by the quantity of change – like gains in average income, life expectancy, or years spent in school. The Human Development Index (HDI), a composite measure of national progress that my office at the United Nations Development Programme oversees, combines all three statistics to rank countries relative to one another

 

Operating Costs Killing Jumbo Jets As Airlines Profit From Smaller Planes1287

Pilot skill helped a packed Air France A380 survive an engine explosion and emergency landing last week

 

Trump’s 3% Growth for the 1%1257

US President Donald Trump has boasted that his policies will produce sustained 3-4% growth for many years to come. His prediction flies in the face of the judgment of many professional forecasters, including on Wall Street and at the Federal Reserve, who expect that the US will be lucky to achieve even 2% growth

 

How To Make Your Startup Global Without Breaking The Bank1325

We all want our startup to be global, but unfortunately, few of us have a global budget. Most startups tend to put off global expansion until they see their next round of seed funding, or have a strong revenue flow

 

Nobel Prize Laureate: Winning the War on Child Abuse1475

With every new crisis that the world faces, humanity’s differences appear increasingly intractable. Religion, ethnicity, history, politics, and economics have all become tools to denigrate and demean. People seem to be drifting apart, and no country is immune from divisive discourse

 

Is Bitcoin In A Bubble? Check The NVT Ratio1528

February of this year, I tweeted a chart that presented the idea of a PE ratio for Bitcoin, something I temporarily called MTV Ratio before my buddy Chris Burniske suggested the less confusing term of NVT Ratio (Network Value to Transactions Ratio). Later in May, Chris was the first to present NVT Ratio at Token Summit 2017

 

Asian Cities’ Endless Summer1104

It’s monsoon season in Asia – marking an end to months of scorching temperatures

 

Box Office: $1 Billion For 4 'Avatar' Sequels Is A Bargain1199

Unless it’s all a mirage and James Cameron is playing a giant con, it would appear that filming has indeed begun on the four planned Avatar sequels

 

Pardons Are a Loaded Gun1047

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who was convicted of contempt of court for defying a federal judge’s order to stop racially profiling and arbitrarily detaining Latinos in the name of catching illegal immigrants, is no stranger to controversy

 

19 Easy Ways To Save Money In Your 20s1563

From a cash diet to cutting the Netflix cord, fall 2017 is all about saving that moolah for millennials

 

The Hazards Behind the Headlines1243

Not too long ago, the only journalists working in conflict areas who might be afforded protection were those working for wealthy, predominantly Western news organizations. These journalists would attend expensive courses run by former special forces personnel, who trained them to navigate hostile environments. They would be furnished with flak jackets and helmets, and given first aid kits

 

Land of Opportunity1501

Not many companies headquartered in Tokyo can boast about their diversity. Twenty years ago, when I founded Rakuten as an ambitious Internet and e-commerce startup, we were just like most Japanese firms – small, and dominated by mostly male Japanese talent. But today, with over 10,000 employees – 40% of whom are women – from 70 countries, we are among the largest online retailers in the world. It is our diversity that has made us so successful

 

Repaving the ancient Silk Routes1749

China’s Belt and Road (B&R) initiative – a concept that was announced by China’s President Xi Jinping in 2013 to rebuild the ancient Silk Route that connects China to Europe via Central Asia – which has since gained significant economic momentum

 

Four Bad Moves That Are Hurting Your Business1296

Business owners’ optimism is at its highest since February, with more than a quarter of owners saying now is a good time to expand, according to the latest survey from the National Federation of Independent Businesses

 

Learning from Harvey1310

Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the storm that pummeled the Texas coast for the better part of a week also raises deep questions about the United States’ economic system and politics

 

Eugene Kaspersky Says Company Unfairly Caught In Geopolitical Fight1662

For nearly five years, Kaspersky Lab has been in the line of fire from a handful of sources, which falsely report that we have covert and unethical ties to government organizations, possibly pose a threat to U.S. national security and/or our U.S. business is failing

 

Planning for Korean Reunification1448

The long-simmering North Korean nuclear crisis has reached a near boiling point. Last month, the Hermit Kingdom launched two intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of hitting major US cities

 

Time Management Is a Waste of Time - Manage Your Energy Instead1587

The basic premise of time management is sound - arrange your schedule so you can effectively and efficiently reach your goals (which can be personal, professional or both)

 

Apple, Not Google Or Facebook, Will Define The Future Of Augmented Reality1572

At Apple's last annual developer conference in June, one new tool captured the attention of developers perhaps more than any other product or tool introduced that day. Called ARKit, the tool for iOS 11 enables developers to create augmented reality applications that place digital objects in the real world

 

Media Capture in the Digital Age2702

The last couple of years have not been good for freedom of expression

 

Hurricanes Don't Kill Cities ― People Do1857

Cities that believe in themselves are hard to kill. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey many pundits have urged Houston to abandon many of the traits that have made it a dynamic, growing metropolis, including key elements of its light-handed, pro-business regulatory regime

 

A Greener Grid for East Asia1459

Not long ago, the future of nuclear power was in Asia. In 2015, nine of the ten reactors that opened globally were on the continent. But recent declarations by South Korea and Taiwan that they will “go green” have called into question nuclear power’s long-term viability, at least in East Asia. Indeed, 2017 may mark the end of the region’s nuclear love affair – and the start of a new one with renewables

 

5 Ways To Tell If You Are Ready To Grow Your Business1820

Even thinking about growing your business is exciting. Expansion means more products or services, customers, sales, and income for you. And, for businesses with physical locations, expansion might mean opening a bigger or second location

 

A former chief economist of the World Bank: Experts and Inequality1173

Ten years ago this month, the world glimpsed the first clear signals of an economic crisis that, a year later, would be in full swing, creating economic hardship of a kind not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s

 

Where Does Bitcoin Fit In Your Portfolio?1254

The two subjects that Registered Investment Advisors and high net worth investors ask me about are: VIX or volatility in general & Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies in general

 

Brexit Down on the Farm1342

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union no doubt carries many risks. But, if British politicians and business leaders are right, it also creates an important opportunity: the possibility of building a safer, greener, more efficient, and more innovative farming sector. If the UK manages to seize this opportunity, the EU, the United States, and other economies with highly protected agricultural sectors might follow suit

 

Here's How To Actually Cook Food Over Lava1022

Hello dear reader. Quick question: have you ever thought about cooking food over a fresh lava flow? I know I have, and because you’ve just clicked on this article, then I’m going to presume you have too. That’s why it strikes me as odd that no such instructions exist online explaining how to do so. So – I’m here to fix that

 

The New Nuclear Danger1323

As someone who was born in 1948, the risk of a nuclear World War III was a very real part of my childhood. That threat – or at least the threat of East and West Germany both being completely destroyed – persisted until the end of Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union

 

10 Breakthrough New-Car Features Coming For 20181390

If you’ve finally decided to trade in your current ride after five or more years of faithful use, you’ll find a brave new world of advanced technology that either didn’t exist or was available only in limited higher-end models the last time you set foot in a new-car dealer’s showroom

 

What Makes a Human?1229

Last month, moviegoers flocked to theaters to see War for the Planet of the Apes, in which an army of retrovirus-modified primates wage war against humanity. Chimpanzees on horseback, machine-gun-wielding gorillas, and scholarly orangutans undoubtedly make for good theater. But could anything like this ever happen in real life?

 

Can Apple Do Us A Favor And Kill iTunes?1391

iTunes launched before the iPad, iPhone and iPod. The Microsoft Zune wasn't even a gleam in Steve Ballmer's eye. It was January 9th, 2001 and the music industry was under siege by Napster

 

The Middle East’s Next War1449

With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of ISIS and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian caliphate won’t bring peace to the Middle East, or even an end to the Syrian tragedy. Rather, it is likely to open a new chapter in the region’s bloody and chaotic history – one no less dangerous than the previous chapters since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I

 

How Tone It Up's Founders Created A Fitness Empire7102

If you've turned to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or YouTube for fitness and wellness inspiration, it's very likely that you've been introduced to Tone It Up. In 2009, after meeting at a Manhattan Beach gym, Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn invested $3,000 of their own money and founded Tone It Up, a fitness lifestyle brand that has turned into a multi-million dollar business that inspires millions of women a year

 

6 Ways To Track Your Spending1537

One of the issues I’ve always had with budgeting is that most budget reviews happen in hindsight after it’s too late to do anything about it. The challenge is finding a way to measure how you’re tracking against your budget without making it your new hobby. Here are six ways that I know of. (Hopefully, there’s at least one that you haven’t thought of before.)

 

The Political Benefits Of Big Science1427

Whenever I give a presentation to the general public, there's one type of question I always get. Why should we spend money on this stuff? What good does it do? What about people who are starving in this country? What's in it for me?

 

The World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017: Emma Stone Leads With $26 Million9407

La La Land - the city and its celluloid namesake - has been very kind to Emma Stone. At just 28 years old, the Hollywood star is this year's highest-paid actress, banking $26 million pretax in our 12 month scoring period

 

For Disney And Facebook, New Streaming Video Forays Are About The Data1299

There were two big stories in the TV industry last week and they both revolved around data

 

Serena Williams Heads The Highest-Paid Female Athletes 20176901

Serena Williams has dominated her sport for 15 years, in a way that few other athletes have. She was the top-ranked player in the world in 2002 at age 20 and as recently as May at 35 (the oldest ever to hold the No. 1 spot). She’s won 86% of her matches, with an Open era-record 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Her career prize money of $84 million is more than twice as much as any other female athlete's

 

LinkedIn Co-Founder Allen Blue Shares His Best Career Advice1719

Allen Blue is many things. A product innovator, designer and strategist. A theater connoisseur. He also helped build the world's largest professional network

 

Protectionism Will Not Protect Jobs Anywhere1380

As US and European political leaders fret about the future of quality jobs, they would do well to look at the far bigger problems faced by developing Asia – problems that threaten to place massive downward pressure on global wages. In India, where per capita income is roughly a tenth that of the United States, more than ten million people per year are leaving the countryside and pouring into urban areas, and they often cannot find work even as chaiwalas, much less as computer programmers. The same angst that Americans and Europeans have about the future of jobs is an order of magnitude higher in Asia

 

4 Powerful Leadership Lessons From Bruce Lee1920

When we think of Bruce Lee, we probably think of his monumental skills as a martial artist and an entertainer, and possibly about his untimely death at the young age of 32. What we don't always realize is that the man was an active and impassioned leader—someone who not only trained others, but inspired them in ways both deep and powerful. Here are 4 Leadership Lessons we can take from Mr. Lee

 

6 Ways Leaders Use Silence To Increase Their Power 1746

Sometimes, words are not all they are cracked up to be. Silence can yield more power than words. Inventor and artist Leonardo da Vinci said, “Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”

 

How 'Despacito' Became The Most Popular YouTube Video Of All Time2714

“Despacito” means “slowly” in Spanish—yet its rise has been anything but. The song, performed by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, reached the milestones of 2 billion and 2.5 billion views faster than any video in YouTube’s history. And last weekend, just 203 days after its launch, the video surpassed 3 billion views, making it the most viewed ever

 

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale2089

It's a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. On Wednesday, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded, for up to $1 billion

 

How To Negotiate With Vendors, Partners And Employees1785

Not every entrepreneur or business owner is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation

 

Goodbye to the West1988

Now that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain. That term described a transatlantic world that emerged from the twentieth century’s two world wars, redefined the international order during the four-decade Cold War, and dominated the globe – until now

 

Amazon Says Pet Translators Are Coming Soon1811

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

 

A Scientific Outlook for a Post-Factual World1651

We have entered a disturbing new era. The sheer volume of false utterances and outright lies spewed during the United States’ presidential election campaign implies a growing disdain for factual knowledge, as does the proliferation of fake news disseminated without journalistic filters on social-media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter

 

One Of These 3 Black Swans Will Likely Trigger A Global Recession By End Of 20182846

Exactly ten years ago, we were months way from a world-shaking financial crisis

 

The Promise of Ethical Machines1598

The prospect of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been a source of knotty ethical questions

 

Musk's Hyperloop Plan Is Fantasy, We Should Make It Reality Anyway1771

Once we built a railroad, made it run

 

How Parasites Pull the Strings2854

Science fiction has long explored the terrifying possibility that we are devoid of free will, and that some unpleasant creature could control our minds or turn us into plodding zombies. But mind control is not just a literary trope. It is also a common method by which parasites gain access to environments where they can grow, reproduce, and complete their life cycles

 

Why It's Really Easy For Anyone To Censor WhatsApp1557

China started censoring certain parts of WhatsApp earlier this week, according to reports

 

Brexit to Nowhere?2107

Politics brings out strong emotions in everyone. Even the British, despite their reputation for pursuing their interests in a cool and calm fashion, apparently are not immune. Perhaps that reputation is merely a holdover from the long-gone British Empire. It surely does not apply to the United Kingdom of 2017

 

Who Earns $192,602 At McDonald's?1657

McDonald’s pays very little money to its low-skill floor employees, slightly above the minimum wage

 

Mothers of the Disappeared1951

“We were seeking justice. We wanted to prevent disappearance, for it to end. Unfortunately, I still see girls disappearing. I don’t want to be negative, but I don’t know when this will stop,” said Paula Flores of Juárez, Mexico, on July 3, 2016, 18 years after the disappearance and murder of her daughter, María Sagrario González Flores

 

Trumping the Renminbi1700

At the concluded World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Chinese President Xi Jinping mounted a robust defense of globalization, reaffirming his country’s “open door” policy and pledging never to seek to start a trade war or to benefit from devaluation of its currency

 

Hacking The Brain: The Future Computer Chips In Your Head1658

Over the past twenty years, neuroscientists have been quietly building a revolutionary technology called BrainGate that wirelessly connects the human mind to computers and it just hit the world stage

 

Why the EU Must Be Generous to Britain1803

British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed it. The United Kingdom will, without a doubt, leave the European Union and negotiate new trade agreements. The question is what kind of agreement the EU will accept

 

Antarctica Sheds Giant Iceberg, But Scientists Aren't Blaming Climate Change3009

A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware has calved off of Antarctica, permanently reshaping the Antarctic Peninsula

 

American Banker’s Conference on “Blockchains + Digital Currencies”1673

A long delay of my last connecting flight Moscow Sheremetevo airport gave me that most needed peaceful hour to reflect on and finalize my thoughts on the conference which I at-tended on June 13th in New York, following a kind invitation from my fellow “American Banker” - the organizer (then I would proceed to Boston, Moscow, Astana/Kazakhstan, St. Petersburg, and now back to Moscow, from where I write these lines, flying finally back home)

 

The Rebirth of the TPP1596

When Donald Trump, in one of his first acts as president, announced that the United States would not participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), many assumed that the mega-regional trade deal was dead. But such assumptions may have been premature

 

Be A Patient Investor Like Buffett With These Stocks1680

It's not often that you hear "Warren Buffett" and "lottery winner" in the same sentence, but bear with me

 

Trading in Trump’s Lies1616

In a recent Vox essay outlining my thinking about US President Donald Trump’s emerging trade policy, I pointed out that a “bad” trade deal such as the North American Free Trade Agreement is responsible for only a vanishingly small fraction of lost US manufacturing jobs over the past 30 years

 

Making Sense of Mindfulness6927

At a recent reception, we encountered a “mindfulness guru.” Yes, that is actually the job title on his business card – one bearing the logo of a huge multinational software company. His job is to teach the company’s stressed-out employees the “art of mindfulness,” which has been described as “awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally” and “knowing what is on your mind.”

 

Key Aspects of Construction Consortia1509

Over the past 10 – 15 years, so-called “construction consortia” have established a foothold in the Kazakh market. On the one hand, this is due to new large, unique and complex construction projects. And, on other hand, this complexity requires construction companies to work together due to the different requirements of such projects

 

The Real Side of Fake News1677

Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia that the present seems to suggest

 

Recalling My Day One Review Of Apple's First iPhone1490

Ten years ago June 29th, Apple gave me an early present the day before my birthday

 

The Right to Education for Refugees1487

From Fawaz’s home in a makeshift refugee camp just across the border from Syria, where he lives with his now-displaced family, one danger has been traded for another. “There are no schools. There is no education. My children have no toys. They play only with mud,” he says. “Our life was better in Syria.”

 

How LinkedIn Impacts The Attention Economy1581

A tiny red badge can make you feel great. It can mean something wonderful has happened. It can also mean something horrible has happened. The one rule when it comes to notifications is something has to have happened

 

A Brexit Strategy for a Weak UK Government1510

As Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to form a new government, following an election in which her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority, she knows that, within days, she will also need to get down to the nitty-gritty of negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union

 

How Millennials Will Reshape the Luxury Market2061

The luxury market is expected to grow again in 2017, according to a recent study by Bain & Co. Luxury goods sales dropped modestly in 2016—from €251 billion (about $280 billion) in 2015 to €249 billion last year—but the first quarter of 2017 is already promising

 

Theresa May’s Other Citizens of Nowhere1573

British Prime Minister Theresa May has, of her own volition, stripped her Conservative Party of its governing parliamentary majority by calling an early election

 

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale3327

It's a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. On Wednesday, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded, for up to $1 billion

 

With Kalanick Gone, Uber's Great Reset Can Begin1321

Travis Kalanick is out at Uber despite de facto control of the Board of Directors and an objectively remarkable resume in building the company from a lark of an idea to a multi-billion-dollar juggernaut

 

Can Macron Redraw the Political Map?1214

Many commentators have described Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election as a triumph for the center right, because he received votes that otherwise would have gone to the scandal-plagued mainstream conservative candidate, François Fillon

 

Researcher from Kazakhstan among World's 100 Most Promising Young Scientists 4359

Yelena Novikova is an early-career researcher from Kazakhstan, who took part in the Think 20 Summit that was mandated by this Year’s German Presidency in the Group of 20

 

Can special VAT accounts raise the country’s ranking?1539

Kazakhstan aims to be among the 30 most developed countries in the world. In his 2017 annual address to the Kazakhstan people, the President emphasized that the Government should develop plans for improvement of the conditions for doing business based on the World Bank ranking

 

Angela Merkel’s Challenge to Europe2015

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator. In fact, she has a reputation for gently talking her audiences to sleep. But that all changed a few days ago. While campaigning in the Munich suburb of Trudering, Merkel, speaking from a beer tent, delivered a powerful speech that dominated headlines on both sides of the Atlantic

 

Private Equity: Focus On Sustainable Development1455

Today, 15th of June 2017, in the course of the anniversary X Astana Economic Forum (the AEF), the panel session “Private Equity: Focus on sustainable development” arranged by Kazyna Capital Management JSC (KCM is a subsidiary of Baiterek National Management Holding JSC) took place

 

What You Need To Know About Qatar's Crisis2286

Amid political and economic turmoil, Qatar has closed its two helium production plants, Reuters reports

 

A Scientific Method for the SDGs1928

In just the latest example of popular support for science, tens of thousands of people around the world recently marched to advocate for a worldview based on facts, not fiction. They understand that science could actually save the world, because it can help us solve our greatest health and development problems

 

Even Moderate Drinking May Be Bad For The Brain7348

In the ongoing alcohol-and-health debate, the evidence hasn’t been easy to parse

 

Arbitration Law In Kazakhstan. International Aspects3170

Law on Arbitration of 8th April, 2016 (Arbitration law), passed in Kazakhstan together with the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC) of the same date and enacted 19th April, 2016 constitute the new environment for foreign and domestic arbitrations in the country

 

Is It Possible To Unite Europe?1975

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election sent a wave of relief and euphoria across Europe. But now a reality check is in order, because we do not yet know how the new president intends to restore the French economy. The country suffers from an unemployment rate of nearly 10%, and its manufacturing sector is still operating 12% below its level before the 2008 global financial crisis

 

Arbitration Law in Kazakhstan. General Overview3045

Law on Arbitration of 8th April, 2016 (Arbitration law), passed in Kazakhstan together with the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC) of the same date and enacted 19th April, 2016 constitute the new environment for foreign and domestic arbitrations in the country

 

Massive iPhone 8 Leak 'Confirms' 15 New Features3892

The iPhone 8 is perhaps Apple’s most anticipated phone since the original iPhone in 2007. Consequently leaks about this extensive redesign have been unparalleled, but now they have reached a new high…

 

How Culture Shapes Human Evolution3253

Is there an evolutionary explanation for humanity’s greatest successes – technology, science, and the arts – with roots that can be traced back to animal behavior? I first asked this question 30 years ago, and have been working to answer it ever since

 

No Matter That The U.S. Abandoned Climate Change Pact - China Will Step Up2834

Global Collaboration More Crucial Than Ever As U.S. Abandons Climate Change Pact

 

Europe’s New Hope?1462

The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next French president has fueled hope that renewed Franco-German leadership of the European Union may be on the horizon. After Germany’s general election in September, it is hoped, a more stable EU could begin to make much faster progress toward unity and integration

 

Uber's Driverless Truck Unit Is Under Government Investigation1438

California regulators are preparing to conduct a site inspection of the San Francisco headquarters of Uber’s autonomous truck unit, formerly known as Otto, to determine whether the company broke state law when it tested driverless trucks on public highways without permission

 

Where US Manufacturing Jobs Really Went1357

In the two decades from 1979 to 1999, the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States drifted downward, from 19 million to 17 million. But over the next decade, between 1999 and 2009, the number plummeted to 12 million. That more dramatic decline has given rise to the idea that the US economy suddenly stopped working – at least for blue-collar males – at the turn of the century

 

Bitcoin Is Bigger Than Ever, And Here's Why That Matters1917

The money you've been using all your life is backed by a government of some sort, and it exists in a tangible way

 

Trump’s Diplomatic Deficit1501

Connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea has become an unavoidable task. Only by doing so can the world begin to discern something resembling a coherent, if misguided, approach to US foreign policy by President Donald Trump’s administration

 

Three Reasons Why Sales People Make The Best CEOs3704

I’ve never thought of myself as much of a salesman, over the past few years I’ve found myself embracing the role more and more

 

Trump’s Strongman Weakness1420

US President Donald Trump has made his affinity for authoritarian leaders abundantly clear

 

NASA's Idea For A Space Station In Lunar Orbit Takes Humanity Nowhere3044

With the end of the space shuttle program and the planned decommissioning of the International Space Station on the horizon, NASA is strongly debating what its next steps for human spaceflight will be

 

When Youth Is Not Your Friend1433

Excelling As An Entrepreneur Despite Ageist Assumptions

 

Two Myths About Strategy - And Two Tools To Make Yours Work1873

We all know that setting a strategy matters. It’s one of the first steps to steer your company to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission. So why do strategies so often fail?

 

The Limits of Economic Optimism1880

As the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund commence, the world’s economic future appears brighter than it has in some time. The international financial institutions, not to mention many private-sector actors, are projecting significantly faster growth this year than in 2016. Is their buoyant outlook warranted?

 

Alibaba's Jack Ma Overtakes Wang Jianlin As China's Richest Man2371

Chairman of China’s e-commerce leader Alibaba Group, has surpassed Wanda Group Chairman Wang Jianlin as the country’s richest man, according to estimates by Forbes

 

Why Scientists Are Marching2039

On April 22, scientists from around the world marked Earth Day by participating in an unprecedented “March for Science.” The aim of the march was to “celebrate and defend science at all levels – from local schools to federal agencies.” For the rest of the world, it is important to understand why the usually sedate community of scientists will be leaving their labs and offices to take to the streets in a global demonstration of concern

 

Behind The Mystery Of Russia's Hackers Who Stole Millions From US Business1864

Around Halloween 2014, Ohio-based building materials and paint company Sherwin-Williams got an expensive scare - a cyberattack

 

Calling the Protectionists’ Bluff2108

Most reports about globalization in recent years have focused on its problems, such as declining levels of trade and the abandonment of “mega-regional” trade agreements. Indeed, US President Donald Trump has now terminated the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a trade deal among a dozen Pacific-rim countries, including the United States and Japan; and negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the European Union have come to a halt

 

A Grand Strategy for Donald Trump?2222

As with any human interaction, international relations, whether economic or political, is a combination of cooperation and competition. The “cooperation” part benefits all involved, whether by sustaining world peace or boosting growth and prosperity through free trade. The “competition” part creates serious risks, from economic impediments to war and environmental destruction. So why don’t countries cooperate more?

 

Could Amazon's Jeff Bezos Be Humanity's Last Hope?2550

Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, passed Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person, behind only Bill Gates

 

A Practical Agenda for Revolutionary Times2251

As the world’s financial leaders gather for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings, many working people around the world are demanding radical change, because they sense that their voices are not being heard. Those who are supposed to represent them should not ignore this anger and frustration any longer

 

From Economic Analysis to Inclusive Growth2731

Most economies are seeking a recipe for inclusive economic growth, whereby high rates of investment, rapid innovation, and strong GDP gains are pursued alongside measures to reduce income inequality

 

The Billionaires Working To Make A Fortune In The Final Frontier2740

It's no secret that a number of the members of the annual Forbes Billionaires list are aiming for the stars. Just Google "billionaire space race" and you will find a wealth of articles touching on the billionaires dreaming big

 

The Risks to America’s Booming Economy2744

After a long and slow recovery from the recession that began a decade ago, the United States economy is now booming. The labor market is at full employment, the inflation rate is rising, and households are optimistic. Manufacturing firms and homebuilders are benefiting from increasing activity. The economy is poised for stronger growth in the year ahead. We no longer hear worries about secular stagnation

 

Larry Page Glosses Over Setbacks, Eyes 'Amazing Opportunities'3113

Business leaders tend to do a lot of explaining when things are messy or they're backed into a corner. When things are going well, they often let results speak for themselves

 

The 50 Best Cities For Millennials To Live Right Now3998

As the largest generation in history begins to get older, one thing has become clear: When it comes to where they want to live, the suburbs won't cut it for millennials. This trailblazing generation is putting down roots and seeking out cities that offer access to thriving business ecosystems, affordable cost of living, a high quality of life, smart technology and more

 

Why You Do Not Want To Own IBM: Growth Stalls Are Deadly2541

When I was young IBM dominated computing. In the tech world, when comparing platforms, everyone said, "Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM." IBM was a standout role model for sales success, product leadership and investor returns

 

The Rebirth of Press Freedom3232

Journalists now have an opportunity to root out the bad habits associated with cozying up to those in power

 

London Stock Exchange welcomes KazMunayGas lists $2.75bn Eurobonds3963

It’s largest corporate bond issuance from CIS region since 2014

 

Getting Basic Income Right3459

Universal basic income (UBI) schemes are getting a lot of attention these days. Of course, the idea – to provide all legal residents of a country a standard sum of cash unconnected to work – is not new

 

How To Build Your Personal Brand Without Betraying Your Values4082

Whether you’re a freelancer, CEO of a Fortune 500 company, entrepreneur, or artist, everyone has a personal brand. In fact, it’s essential. Without a personal brand, you won’t be able to separate yourself from others and build trust among your colleagues, customers, and investors

 

Uber lost $2.8 billion last year4250

Caution ahead: Uber's financials reveal staggering growth but raise many questions

 

Keeping the Balkan Ghosts at Bay3033

European Union leaders have suddenly awoken to new realities in the Balkans. At a recent summit, they emphasized the need for increased EU engagement to maintain stability – and to push back against Russian influence – in the region

 

Jimmy Choo. The name is synonymous with originality3427

Judging Asia's 30 Under 30: Jimmy Choo & Sonny Bill Williams On What It Takes To Make The List

 

Trump’s Virtual Wall3319

In many ways, the Republican Party’s plan to implement a “border adjustment tax” in the United States is the virtual complement of the physical wall President Donald Trump plans to erect on the US-Mexican border. Although the border adjustment tax has not seeped into public consciousness in nearly the same way as Trump’s physical wall has, it could end up affecting the average American a lot more – and not necessarily in a good way

 

Three Signs You're Becoming A Real CEO1276

There are two ways to become a CEO. The first and most traditional route is to work your way up through the ranks of an organization until you find yourself in the top leadership position.

 

4 Impactful Resume Updates1159

That Won't Take You More Than 5 Minutes

 

3 Steps To Easy Small Talk4009

For most business professionals, success depends on building relationships. Although some people are “solo contributors,” bringing some phenomenal, unique skill or talent to bear for the world, most of us need others to succeed. We need to build a network. Relationships require getting to know people, understanding their needs and wants and desires, and sharing the same about ourselves. But relationships don’t start “deep.” We wade into relationships, starting at the shallow end, with small talk

 

5 Most Beautiful Coworking Spaces In The World9373

The number of coworking spaces in the world has grown significantly in recent years.

 

Four Things To Do In Your First 30 Days On The Job3776

The first few weeks of a new job are easy in some ways, difficult in others. In most roles, you won’t know enough in the beginning to take on a heavy workload. But you’ll have uncertainty about what’s expected of you and you’ll be striving to make a good impression, which can be emotionally draining

 

How to Survive the Trump Era4687

US President has managed to spread chaos and uncertainty – and a degree of fear that would make any terrorist proud – at a dizzying pace. Not surprisingly, citizens and leaders in business, civil society, and government are struggling to respond appropriately and effectively

 

7 Reasons Social Media Marketing Is Still Underrated16799

More than half of small businesses are planning to increase their social media marketing budgets in 2017

 

15 Things Never, Ever To Do At A Business Lunch6603

What are the rules for business lunches in 2017? Many people aren't sure what's polite and what's not when you're dining with co-workers or networking contacts. Here's a list of 15 things never, ever to do at a business lunch!

 

The New Xenophobia4771

Democratic governments in the West are increasingly losing their bearings. From the shift toward illiberalism in Poland and Hungary to the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and Donald Trump’s victory in the United States’ presidential election, a particularly lethal strain of populism is infecting societies – and it is spreading

 

The Sino-Korean Trade War Must End1732

South Korea has decided to deploy a US missile-defense system, and China is furious. Chinese leaders worry that the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system will undermine its security and disrupt the regional strategic balance, by monitoring flights and missile launches in Chinese territory. But, as long as North Korea poses such an acute threat on the Korean Peninsula, China’s opposition to it is pointless – and highly destructive

 

Ten Signs Your Boss Is A Manager - But Not A Leader1874

A simple way to answer the question "What's the difference between managing and leading?" is this: Managing people means watching them to make sure they do what they're supposed to do. The concept of traditional supervision is rooted in the fear that working people will misbehave or make mistakes if someone isn't watching them to make sure they don't

 

The Richest Women In The World 20172366

A banner year for billionaires has lifted the fortunes of female moguls around the globe

 

The Incredible Cobblestone Streets Within And Breathtaking Views Above1460

Though not as well-known as Dubrovnik, a little farther south down the Adriatic coast is the incredible walled city of Kotor, in Montenegro

 

“America First” Financial Regulation?3011

As US President Trump struggles to staff his administration with sympathizers who will help transpose tweets into policy, the exodus of Obama appointees from the federal government and other agencies continues. For the financial world, one of the most significant departures was that of Daniel Tarullo, the Federal Reserve governor who has led its work on financial regulation for the last seven years

 

Physicist Wants To Beam Solar Energy Back From Moon's Surface5570

Infalling solar radiation constantly illuminates the Moon’s surface with the equivalent of some 13,000 terawatts of solar power. So, why not take a chunk of that energy and develop it into lunar-based solar power (LSP)? The idea would be to manufacture and deploy lunar solar power collecting stations that would concentrate and convert a portion of that Sunlight into electricity for wireless transmission back to Earth

 

Meet The Billionaires Behind The Top 100 Brands Of 20175064

Together they reap riches of more than $1.1 trillion, thanks to you and your favorite brands

 

These Are The Fastest Growing Economies In East Asia In 20171990

The first thing you saw last year after walking out of Manila’s international airport was an expressway flyover construction project. It wasn’t scenic, and detours due to construction might have set back your taxi ride to the hotel in an already infamously congested city. But the 11.6-km project, the NAIA Expressway, opened at year’s end as a typical case of basic infrastructure work that is pushing the Philippine economy to expand faster than a lot of its peers around Asia

 

How Donald Trump is Testing Democracy2226

World leaders seem to be at a loss about how to approach relations with US President Donald Trump, given his worrying positions and often-bizarre behavior toward politicians and the media, allies and enemies alike

 

How This Millennial CEO Of 3 Companies Handles Work Life Balance3796

As the majority of millennials move into their late twenties and early thirties, the amount of responsibilities continue to pile on. Ryan Alovis is no different

 

From Pizza To Fried Rice: A Billion-Dollar Fortune From Fast Food2868

For a rarified group of food entrepreneurs, hitting the big time means selling millions of $5 foot-long sandwiches, $3 Japanese beef bowls or classic pepperoni pizzas for $5.99. Sell enough of those – or enough franchises that sell this popular fast food – and you may end up on Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires

 

India Poised To Be Third Largest Consumer Economy2819

In less than a decade, the world's widget makers, entertainers, and beauty products will be focused on three core economies: the United States and China, of course, and in third place and gaining fast: India. They're young. They're the poorest of the big emerging markets, so have lots of momentum on their side. And they're tech savvy smart. India is the new China. If you have something to sell, India is now an on-radar must

 

The 10 Coolest Places to Go in 20176086

The world keeps getting bigger. Every serious traveler I know has a wish list that grows longer, not shorter, every time they dip into a new region or hear about where someone else has been

 

How This Millennial Started A Million-Dollar Business In 15 Months With No Experience5729

Just a few years ago, Caitlin Pyle was your average desk zombie working a 9-5 inside of a dreary office cubicle. Now, she’s a multi-millionaire teaching thousands how to create a prosperous income working from home

 

7 Powerful Leadership Lessons From A Hypnotist2344

Everyone wants to be successful. And while most of us can achieve a certain level of success on our own, multiplying our prosperity and worth requires that we become leaders. And not everyone has the innate ability to become an effective leader

 

Will Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Smash The $24 Million Record?2372

The Caliber 89, one of the world’s most complicated watches, will be up for auction in May

 

The Best Ideas Of Over $1 Trillion In America's Best Investment Advice4880

When financial markets erupt in turmoil, is a panicked trade you make that feels good for the ten minutes after you sell still going to feel good ten years from now?

 

Liberal Democracy in Retreat?3861

We are only in the third month of Donald Trump’s presidency, but many Americans have already tired of the drama, and are wondering what the next 46 months have in store

 

Meet Japan's First Self-Made Woman Billionaire6173

Four decades ago, Yoshiko Shinohara – armed with a high school degree and secretarial experience in two different continents – started a temp-staffing company in her one-bedroom Tokyo apartment. Now, at age 82, she’s become Japan’s first self-made woman billionaire

 

Leave Your Wallet At Home. Just Bring Your Finger2661

The mobile phone has become more than a cool tool to stay connected with your friends or a way to get a daily chuckle over the next Presidential tweet. We talk, we record, we snap pictures, and yes, we shop via those devices

 

25 High-Paying Jobs In America In 20173580

It’s good to be in healthcare. It’s really good to work in the tech sector. Both career areas fared well in a recently released report on some of the best paying jobs in 2017

 

Wanda's $1 Billion Acquisition Falls Through4391

China's richest man has been thwarted in his ambitions to buy his way into the U.S. television market

 

The «Uber Of Homework», A New Business Infuriating Many In France2473

Many in France are wishing failure on Bonnenote.fr a recent start-up offering a tailor-made service of "homework help" in all subjects and to all French-language students from high school to university post-graduate. The service has triggered major controversy nationwide—as happens with everything modeled on Uber

 

Food As Fuel: How Leaders Power Their Days1903

Leaders have learned that what they eat impacts their performance. We all know how great a healthy diet is for your body, but did you know that some foods can boost your productivity by nourishing your brain?

 

The Happiest Place on Earth: Bhutan Belongs on Your Travel List Now1860

It's been decades since the fourth king of Bhutan came up with the notion of gross national happiness. But that’s still what comes to mind when most of us think of the country. Even though it’s sort of silly, it proved to be successful marketing, on top of the inherent mystique and allure of this Himalayan nation that was isolated from the wider world for much of the 20th century

 

How This Founder Created A Tinder-Style App For Making Mommy Friends2152

If you see a lot of married moms swiping on their phones while their kids are playing on the swing set, it's likely that they are looking to match with another mom. Michelle Kennedy founded the Tinder-style app, Peanut after struggling to meet like-minded moms

 

The Most Powerful Leadership Tool You Have: Your Own Example2287

Leadership is tricky. It’s more than the title you hold within your company or how many people you manage, but how far does its definition reach? What is leadership? What makes a leader, and how do you improve your own ability to lead?

 

Tesla's Sudden Chinese Billion, Where Are The Cars Behind It?4018

A few days ago, Bloomberg sifted through Tesla Motor’s Form 10-K, AKA the annual report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

 

Realism About Trumpism2669

Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good will come of his presidency. Unfortunately, the pessimists turned out to be realists: things really are as bad as they said they would be. Worst-case scenarios are now baseline scenarios. Any hope that the demands of office, or political and economic realities, would persuade Trump to adhere to domestic and foreign-policy norms must now be cast aside as wishful thinking

 

Ten Signs You're Too Smart For Your Job4053

Sometimes a job is fun and exciting at first, but the excitement soon wears off and the challenges dry up

 

Love Revolution By Androids In Spain8026

Predictions abound of a Westworld-style near future, where sex robots are "normal" and holiday resorts offering sex dolls and x-rated androids operate in every city. The first signs? Barcelona has just become home to Europe's first sex-dolls agency

 

The Secrets Behind One Startup's 300% Increase In Revenue In Under 3 Years2896

Quentin and Guillaume Le Pape launched MOBKOI, a mobile marketing company targeting the luxury sector, in 2014. Since then, the London-based startup has seen a 300 percent increase in revenue and now has offices in Paris and Germany

 

The TRAPPIST Worlds: Should We Invest In A Backup Planet For Earth?3891

Investing in a backup planet might be a good idea, given what’s been happening on Earth lately. The cost would only be a little over $20 trillion, but some nice real estate just came on the market

 

IBM And Apple: The Truth About Buffett's Technology Buys3114

So far this year, the Nasdaq composite has been the best performer out of the three major indices. Investors seem to be warming up to tech, particularly some of the larger players in the technology space, and while it might seem like a disconnect to talk about technology and Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha has broken his longstanding "no tech" rule with major investments in both Apple (AAPL) and IBM (IBM)

 

Marijuana Industry Projected To Create More Jobs Than Manufacturing By 20202793

Jobs. That is what the marijuana industry hopes will keep the Trump administration from cracking down on cannabis companies

 

The Highest-Paid Oscar Nominee3802

This year's Oscar nominees have all earned prestige, but some of them already have plenty of cash, as well

 

The Enlightenment of President Trump?3961

The past three weeks have given the world a stunning role reversal in global governance. The United States, the world’s long-time leader in forging international cooperation, has begun to express a unilateralist creed, striking fear into the hearts of many countries worldwide. And China, long reticent about multilateralism, has committed to upholding – even leading – international cooperation

 

How This Founder Created Three Successful Businesses In Three Years3963

Coffee With Erika Geraerts, Cofounder of Willow & Blake, Frank Body, Little Big Sugar Salt and most recently, FluffHorse

 

Warren Buffett's 10 Biggest Stock Bets2387

Warren Buffett may have bolstered Berkshire Hathaway's investment team in recent years by hiring Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, but the Oracle of Omaha is still the one making the biggest bets. Berkshire had at least $1 billion in each of these stocks at the end of 2015. (Market value, portfolio weights as of 3/15/16).

 

The $100,000 Oscars Gift Bags Tone Down The Extravagance This Year4210

Oscar season is in full swing, which means the ultimate swag bag is back. For the past 16 years, Distinctive Assets has given Oscar nominees a wildly extravagant collection of freebies, ranging from all-inclusive vacations to cosmetic procedures to artisan toilet paper. The "Everyone Wins" Nominee Gift Bags are sent to all 25 nominees in the acting and directing categories in the week leading up to and after the Oscars ceremony, which will take place on Feb. 26 this year

 

Khorgos: The New Silk Road's Central Station Comes To Life6985

To the credit of Khorgos's detractors, the place truly is unbelievable

 

A 27-Year-Old Just Became The First Woman To Visit Every Country On Earth4420

In February 2017, this brave adventurer achieved her goal, making the voyage in 18 months and 26 days. She broke the previous record and also became the first woman to visit every country on earth

 

Trust in Markets and Antitrust in Media3938

This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos came at a moment of puzzlement for the world’s economic and financial elites. Although the global economy has lately been doing rather well, voters have been rebelling against them

 

The Emergence of a Post-Fact World3520

One of the more striking developments of 2016 and its highly unusual politics was the emergence of a “post-fact” world, in which virtually all authoritative information sources were called into question and challenged by contrary facts of dubious quality and provenance

 

America’s richest families6675

To value the fortunes we added up family members’ assets, including stakes in public and private companies, real estate, art and cash, and took into account estimates of debt

 

How One Woman Makes Millions Reselling Designer Clothes On eBay8056

What’s the best way to get the most money for that Chanel bag in “like new” condition sitting in your closet, or that cashmere Burberry coat hanging in the back? Women near Chicago know that relying on EDropOff is one of the simplest, most convenient ways to recycle luxury items they’ve grown tired of

 

Dreamy Suites: 10 Best Hotels of 20164544

Ranging from a postmodern Miami fantasia to an elegant maharaja’s palace to a re-creation of an Italian medieval village to a surf resort where no one wears shoes, they share a sense of singularity—they’re the kind of places that couldn’t exist anyplace else. (“Nowhere else” is in fact a tagline for one of them.)

 

Harnessing the Hope of Social Science3565

In his opening address at the 2016 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, Nobel Foundation Chairman Carl-Henrik Heldin drew parallels between our current milieu and the late nineteenth-century world in which Alfred Nobel lived and worked

 

3 Red Flags That You Can't Ignore When Working With Investors6182

Raising capital is one of the hardest parts of being an entrepreneur. It is often a delicate dance where both parties must determine if they can be the closest of partners over the life of the business

 

Forbes Launches First-Ever SportsMoney Index5232

The definitive ranking of the most influential athletes, agencies, brands and teams in sports

 

The Economic Promise of Climate-Smart Infrastructure6243

Over the last few decades, globalization ushered in an unparalleled period of economic growth that helped reduce global inequality and create new opportunities for economic development. Nearly 1.1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 1990, reducing their share of the global population from 35% to under 10%, according to recent estimates

 

The 6 Financial Habits Of Strong People That You Can Adopt Now8846

With the calendar moving to March comes the opportunity to reflect on progression toward our goals for 2017. But how many people looked back in December and actually kept their 2016 New Year’s resolutions? Very few

 

Europe in the Age of Trump4565

Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States, and in his inaugural address he made it clear to the assembled US establishment that his administration does not intend to pursue business as usual. His motto, “America first,” signals the renunciation, and possible destruction, of the US-led world order that Democratic and Republican presidents, starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, have built up and maintained – albeit with varying degrees of success – for more than seven decades

 

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Millennials Are Making With Their Money5529

People in their 20’s and 30’s are typically mocked by those slightly older than them for being the “snowflake” generation. Having grown up in an era where the focus was often on protecting individuals’ self-esteem, they were often told that they were unique and special and there was no one else like them. I could wax philosophical in defense of this notion or snarkily jump on board with the haters because both sides have a point

 

A Billionaire's Life's Work: Bernard Charles Ecclestone And Formula 12645

It will be difficult for historians of commerce and sport to find a finer and more vertiginous roller-coaster ride of a business biography on either side of the Atlantic than that of Bernard Charles “Bernie” Ecclestone, the hard-nosed son of a presumably no-nonsense Suffolk commercial fisherman, who clawed his way to become the boss of Formula 1 racing for the last forty years, and not least, sits now astride a family fortune estimated at $2.9 billion

 

With Russia And U.S. Talking, Kazakhstan's Back On Washington's Radar8158

Cold, vast and mountainous, the relatively unknown but rich and pivotal Eurasian nation of Kazakhstan may become a headline this year if Donald Trump Secretary of State, former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, gets the nod by Congress. Tillerson's senate confirmation hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday

 

The Five Most Expensive Cities In The World6789

Think New York City isn't affordable? Think again

 

Should Investors Trust The Trump Rally?4688

Maybe you love the new U.S. president, Donald J. Trump. Maybe you hate him. But regardless, you ought to be wondering what to make of the stock market rally that has taken place since his surprise election last November. Time to hang on or bail out?

 

Can Trump Manage North Korea?7521

US President Donald Trump’s administration, like many before it, has had a rocky start; but the most pressing challenges are yet to come. Among them will be North Korea, whose leader, Kim Jong-un, used his New Year’s Day address to announce that his country has built – and is prepared to test – an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads

 

How This Couple Travels Full-Time While Making A Living And Raising 4 Kids5027

In May 2014, Bryanna and Craig Royal traded in their 3,000-square-foot suburban home in Kenosha, Wisconsin for a 400-square-foot RV and set out to travel around the country. With their four young children and two dogs in tow, they embarked on a journey to simplify their life. They wanted to focus less on things and more on their family and the experiences they would have together, Bryanna Royal explains

 

Forbes Travel Guide's 12 Top Destinations Of 20174035

Berlin can tell you exactly what having a moment feels like. The German capital city is still in the midst of one that has lasted a solid three years. While locals will say their hometown has been cool all along, a perfectly timed confluence of hotel openings, new restaurants and cultural happenings made Berlin an impossible-to-ignore destination for global travelers

 

Google Pixel XL Vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Long-Term Review4013

The Pixel XL is impressive for the first Google branded phone but is it good enough to give the iPhone 7 Plus problems? Read on.

 

CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty8634

While CEOs around the world feel they have plenty to worry about in the year ahead, their confidence in their own growth prospects and their outlook for the global economy are back on the rise

 

Joschka Fischer: Europe’s New “Indispensable Nations”3074

After the shock of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States in 2016, this will be a decisive year for Europe. Upcoming parliamentary elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and possibly Italy will decide whether the European Union will hold together, or whether it will disintegrate under the neo-nationalist wave sweeping the West

 

The World's Most Sustainable Companies 201710297

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability

 

Bet on Clarity: Booking Health is shaping the Future of Medical Tourism12107

A successful online service by Elena Sergeeva and her partners helps freely to find and book abroad treatment within minutes

 

Role of law enforcement agencies in investment attractiveness of RK5211

Review of figures in the 2017 World Bank Doing Business in Kazakhstan report and other data that relate to the ease of doing business show that law enforcement plays an important role in the ranking. We would like to highlight the importance of law enforcement agencies in the process of improving the investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan

 

DECENT opening Blockchain R&D hub in Armenia6536

The race for championship in putting the best blockchain solutions to service masses intensifies, with industry leaders broadening geography of engagement by investing and bringing in new talents in research and technology development from around the globe

 

How can Kazakhstan businessmen take advantage of drones5518

PwC values global market for commercial applications of drone technology at over $127 bn

 

How to profit from your customer’s emotions3731

“Customer experience” is a complex of customers’ emotions elicited during interaction with a company

 

SAP and Microsoft: cloud partnership4591

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) announced joint plans to deliver broad support for the SAP HANA® platform deployed on Microsoft Azure, simplify work through new integrations between Microsoft Office 365 and cloud solutions from SAP, and provide enhanced management and security for custom SAP Fiori® apps

 

Establishing an emotional bond with customers4331

The concept of Customer Experience is becoming an increasingly popular talking point among Kazakhstani entrepreneurs

 

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 20163946

FAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump, Food and Agriculture Organization reported

 

Mission complete11980

Nurali Aliyev: about what he was able to do for the development of Astana and why he has decided to get back to business

 

The National Bank has decided to keep the base rate unchanged at 17%3955

The National Bank of Kazakhstan has published this information on March 14, 2016

 

Why is local business not ready for dialogue with their external stakeholders5172

It’s time to shape stakeholder engagement system instead of voicing concerns only as actual conflicts emerge

 

National brand of Kazakhstan can be represented by electric car5792

3rd forum of car manufacturers of Kazakhstan was held in Astana on 1-2 October. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Shareholder of JSC “Allur Group of Companies”, Andrey Lavrentiev, shared his thoughts on Kazakhstan’s automotive industry prospects

 

How KZ automotive is going through the crisis 5514

To this and other questions responses Farrukh Makhmudov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Autodom” Group of Companies

 

New Labour Code: What is going to be changed? 5539

The Ministry of Healthcare and Social Development has prepared a draft new Labour Code (the “Draft”). Significant changes are presented below. Certain provisions may be reconsidered during discussions between labour unions and representatives of employers, as well as in the Parliament

 

Forum K5: Adaptation to the “new normal”3771

PwC Kazakhstan is pleased to announce that this year the company became a General Sponsor of the fifth Kazakhstan Growth Forum that will take place in the Ritz-Carlton, Almaty on 18 September 2015

 
 
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