Category Archives: Economics & Statistics

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2019

The OECD has just released the “Business and Finance Outlook” entitled “Strengthening Trust in Business”. The OECD Business and Finance Outlook is an annual publication that presents unique data and analysis on the trends, both positive and negative, that are shaping tomorrow’s world of business, finance and investment. Using analysis from a wide range of …
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The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2019

For over a decade the World Economic Forum engaged leaders in travel and tourism to carry out an in-depth analysis of the travel and tourism (T&T) competitiveness. Published biennially, Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report and Index benchmarks the T&T competitiveness of 140 economies andmeasures the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development …
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Africa E-commerce Agenda: Roadmap for Action

E-commerce in Africa is well underway, but it has potential to grow, creating new jobs and driving sustainable development. E-commerce stakeholders from within and beyond the continent have put together an action agenda to overcome the challenges to future e-commerce growth in the region. Goals and recommended next steps are identified in eight areas: 1. …
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Building Value with Blockchain Technology

The World Economic Forum has recently published the “Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchain’s Benefits” paper. This practical framework helps organizations identify the value of blockchain technology and build a corresponding business case. Co-designed with Accenture, the Blockchain Value Framework is the second in a series of white papers for organizations to …
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Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation Principles and Guidance for Investors

The World Economic Forum has recently published the report “Incentivizing Responsible and Secure Innovation Principles and Guidance for Investors.” This report proposes an innovative focus on cybersecurity incentives for the investment community. Investors in innovation and technology-driven companies have a responsibility to ensure that cybersecurity is given priority in the early stages of product development. …
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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019

The World Economic Forum has just published the Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2019. The technologies on the list, which is curated by members of the Forum’s Expert Network, are selected against a number of criteria. In addition to promising major benefits to societies and economies, they must also be disruptive, attractive to investors and researchers, …
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The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has just published The Global Labour Income Share and Distribution, which reveals that ten per cent of workers receive 48.9 per cent of total global pay, while the lowest-paid 50 per cent of workers receive just 6.4 per cent. What’s more, the lowest 20 per cent of income earners – …
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Data Science in the New Economy

The World Economic Forum has just published Data Science in the New Economy: A new race for talent in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution unfolds, led by advances in technologies such as data science and artificial intelligence, the labour market is again changing in a fundamental fashion. In 2018 the Future …
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World Population Prospects 2019

According to the World Population Prospects 2019 report, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years, reaching 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current 7.7 billion. The report presents the main results of the 26th round of the UN’s global population estimates and projections. It is based …
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Minimum Wages in 2019 – Annual Review

In most EU Member States, reviews of the statutory minimum wage rates spark a great deal of public interest. Such reviews affect the wider workforce, beyond those workers on the statutory minimum wage. Pay rates in collective agreements may be adapted in response to an increase in the minimum wage, affecting lower-paid workers more generally; …
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