Tag Archives: Economic growth

World’s 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies

Xero, an Australian IT software and services business that had five-year average sales growth of 210 percent, has topped the World’s 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies for 2014, published by Forbes. NetSuite (a U.S IT software and services company) and Monitise (an English technology and services company) trail in second and third place, respectively. Forbes …
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Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014

The World Economic Forum has just released the “Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014.” Prepared in collaboration with Accenture and designed to help countries spur their efforts to meet energy challenges and opportunities in innovative ways, the Index assesses regions and 124 countries according to economic growth, environmental sustainability and energy security performance, analyzing …
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OECD Economic Survey of Italy 2013

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Survey of Italy. According to the report, Italy has made considerable progress in strengthening its public finances and adopting wide-ranging reforms to boost economic growth. The latest Economic Survey of Italy says implementation of the key 2012 reforms aimed at improving the dynamism of labour and product …
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White Paper on Energy 2050

The World Economic Forum has just published the “White Paper on Energy 2050: What Does It Take for Reality to Meet Aspirations?” This white paper raises 10 questions that must be addressed in the development of new energy architecture. Today there is a large disconnect between how people hope to live in 2050 and what …
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The World’s Freest Economies

Hong Kong is the most economically free nation in the world, according to the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report,” published by the Fraser Institute, a leading international think tank. Singapore (2nd), New Zealand (3rd), Switzerland (4th) and Austria (5th) wound out the top 5.   Spain, meanwhile, has notably improved its position on …
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Asian Development Outlook 2012

The Asian Development Bank has just published the “Asian Development Outlook 2012: Confronting Rising Inequality in Asia”. The report shows that inequality is on the rise across the region – casting a shadow overAsia’s ongoing economic success. The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance for the past year and offers …
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IMF World Economic Outlook, Apr 2012

The IMF has just published chapters 3 and 4 of the April 2012 World Economic Outlook, titled “Growth Resuming, Dangers Remain.” Chapter 3, “Dealing with Household Debt,” analyzes the effects of household debt in the aftermath of housing busts and how government policies can reduce the economic costs. Chapter 4, “Commodity Price Swings and Commodity …
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Economic Report on Africa 2012

Africa 2012: Unleashing Africa’s Potential as a Pole of Global Growth”. The report presents a more cautious and nuanced analysis of the continent’s growth trajectory. The report situates the story of a risingAfricain a broader context, by pointing out the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as governments push forward a series of policies to …
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Broadband Helps Move to Low-carbon Economies

The UNESCO Broadband Commission for Digital Development has just published the report, “The Broadband Bridge: Linking ICT with Climate Action.” The study has found that broadband can help the world to switch to a low-carbon economy and address climate change. The report aims to raise awareness of the pivotal role that information and communications technologies, …
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Energy Vision Update 2012

The World Economic Forum has just published “Energy for Economic Growth: Energy Vision Update 2012.”  The report highlights how the energy sector can make a major contribution to economic recovery and future growth. The energy sector constitutes a relatively modest share of GDP in most countries, except for those in which oil and gas income …
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