Opportunities & risks

LATEST: Global standardization is a crucial element of the success of current global mobile broadband systems and is expected to play an extremely important role in their development in the next few years.
LATEST: Biosecurity threats represent a wicked set of problems for intelligence where science, technology, and human factors intersect in ways still poorly understood and unknown.
LATEST: Growth in quantum computing may start with Google and IBM but will explode with growth from many other large and small companies going forward.
LATEST: Global smartphone sales are expected to grow in single digits in percentage terms for the first time ever and PC shipments are forecast to decline in 2016.
LATEST: Indoor and vertical farming are not new concepts-a robot-run indoor farm in Kyoto, Japan, that recently opened will produce around 10 million heads of lettuce per year.
LATEST: Aging populations across the world will result in national health care spending to outpace GDP growth in the years ahead.
LATEST: Tehran should understand that Washington is not expecting the nuclear agreement to lead to a changed relationship with the government of Iran.
LATEST: Digital technology could extend the reach of life, annuities and pension coverage into largely untapped areas such as younger and lower income segments by reducing costs and allowing businesses to ...
LATEST: The United States is at risk of suffering a sharp loss of legitimacy if it continues its recent coercive-power cyber actions against social power players.
LATEST: NDM-1 raises fears that diseases in the future will not respond to antibiotics.
LATEST: Global growth of 3% is still expected in 2018 boosted by fiscal loosening in the US.
LATEST: A recent Boston Consulting Group (BCG) survey found 44% of US manufacturers and 66% of German manufacturers plan to install autonomous robots and assistance systems within the next five years.
LATEST: Argentina?s sovereign bonds and some corporate bonds rallied in anticipation of Macri?s election and an early resolution of the debt issue but to sustain and extend the gains the government will ha...
LATEST: In Europe, businesses will need to sharply reduce how much data they use or constantly bombard consumers with privacy notices to obtain their consent to remain in compliance.
LATEST: The severe pollution problems in China's mega cities will result in one of the world's most stringent emission legislations.
LATEST: The US strategy of "rebalancing" Asia offers a greater number of difficulties to Pakistan than opportunities.
LATEST: The latest Wall Street poll of economists put the risk of a recession in the next 12 months at 21%.
LATEST: Plans to drill for oil in the pristine Great Australian Bight marine park will significantly increase the risk of oil spills.
LATEST: Islamic State's inability to sustain its territorial gains in Syria in light of the Russian Air Force's offensive "raises the probability" that jihadists will shift their tactics ...
LATEST: Concerns over risks from terrorism have doubled over the past 6 months and 16% of organizations had losses due to political unrest over the last year.
LATEST: Italian intelligence has raised concerns about the return of Balkan jihadists as a threat to Europe.
LATEST: Cars will be cognitive computer vision, machine learning, rules based systems as well as planning and scheduling.
LATEST: Women face a 25 to 35 per cent higher risk of being in vulnerable employment than men in certain countries in Northern Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Arab States.
LATEST: Power providers will be looking for ways to partner with customers on energy strategies.

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