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LATEST: Midsize companies better have a modern HR strategy-and modern software tools to execute it-if they're going to compete for increasingly scarce talent as baby boomers retire.
LATEST: new technology that takes care of the thermal, moisture and flow-technical behaviour of smart clothing.
LATEST: By 2040 there will be more elderly people than children for the first time in history.
LATEST: Cities and universities will need to set priorities jointly (healthy ageing has already emerged as an example) and work together to achieve them.
LATEST: Florida has more residents at risk from climate change than any other US state.
LATEST: China is legitimately worried that an economic crisis in North Korea could lead to a flood of refugees or all-out war.
LATEST: U.S. government purchases are expected to have a positive but modest effect on growth from 2016 through 2019.
LATEST: The fight against terrorist groups will continue to absorb a significant portion of France's defense resources.
LATEST: The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union will have an impact on the future shape of Europe.
LATEST: With a return to positive growth in Russia and the Ukraine, regional growth is expected to increase to an average of 2.6 percent in 2017-18.
LATEST: Fertility for Europe as a whole is projected to increase from 1.6 children per women in 2010-15 to 1.8 in 2045-50.
LATEST: There will be more than 2 billion Alphas by 2025.
LATEST: By 2020, Gen Z could constitute 40 percent of U.S. consumers.
LATEST: In the next 10 years, Millennials will be in the positions of power and making all the decisions.
LATEST: In Europe and the U.S. EVs will account for 13 per cent and 12 per cent respectively of electricity generation by 2040.
LATEST: Homes will become sustainable through the addition of a digital layer.
LATEST: Elon Musk's concerns about AI that will pose an existential threat to humanity are legitimate and should not be dismissed-but they concern developments that almost lie in the relatively far future.
LATEST: Humans will be able to build stronger emotional connections with robots that show a human-like expressiveness.
LATEST: China's leadership will do all it can to maintain economic growth above 6.5% a year for the next two decades.
LATEST: Increasing consumer acceptance will create new and strong momentum for penetration of electrified vehicles (hybrid, plug-in, battery electric, and fuel cell) in the coming years.
LATEST: 2016-2026, the global micellar casein market will expand at a healthy CAGR of 5.9% and attain market value worth US$ 1,023.6 million by the end of 2026.
LATEST: Favorable gains for metals will be seen in Central and South America and the Africa/Mideast region.
LATEST: The pace of Alberta's population growth will slow as migration weakens over the next two years.
LATEST: Biodiesel from "oil cane" ultimately could reduce the cost of biodiesel production from $4.10 to $2.20 per gallon and provide additional environmental and economic benefits.
LATEST: IoT's linking of physical and digital worlds will generate between $4 trillion (their low estimate) and $11.1 trillion per year in economic value by 2025.
LATEST: The next two years are set to be consumed by two parallel processes that will see the UK leave the EU and could see Scotland leave the UK in an effort to remain within the EU.
LATEST: And in 14 of the world's 20 largest cities, population is expected to increase at least 40 percent in the next 15 years.
LATEST: A £1.3bn pot of UK aid money intended primarily to reduce global poverty could become focused on trade with wealthier economies such as China and Brazil.
LATEST: Huge growth is expected over the next several decades as the world's Muslim population grows faster than every other major religious demographic, and as urbanization and rising incomes in developin...
LATEST: Innovators will have little motivation to invest the economic resources necessary to discover new pharmaceutical compounds.
LATEST: Moldova will have fewer workers to support a growing number of pensioners.
LATEST: A projected 65 percent of the global population will be using a mobile phone by 2016 and an estimated 83 percent of internet usage will be through handheld devices.
LATEST: Conduct risk is changing the global regulatory landscape.
LATEST: Less inventory will be needed (cheaper food) and decentralized, distributed delivery models will decrease the time it takes perishable food to get to market (less food waste).
LATEST: Council-maintained roads look set to deteriorate after council leaders claimed that by 2020 almost 60p in every pound of council tax revenue could be spent on social care.
LATEST: By 2018, 28 percent of Mexico's production will be exported to countries besides the U.S. and Canada.
LATEST: Despite uncertainty in the domestic tourism industry, owing to the revised visa regulations and a weak global economy, South Africa can still expect healthy growth over the next five years.
LATEST: Nuclear skeptics who argue for a greater role for conventional forces in deterrence and assurance tend to downplay strong evidence that adversaries might explore the pursuit of nuclear weapons beca...
LATEST: The UK food supply chain could increase efficency and save £30m a year by tackling food waste on farms.
LATEST: Tens of thousands of people will lose their jobs as Erdogan makes a clean sweep.
LATEST: Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2015 and 2060 and will likely surpass Christians as the world's largest religious group.

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