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LATEST: As Baby Boomers age, seniors will make up a larger share of the U.S. population - up to 19 percent by 2030.
LATEST: In a matter of a few years, smart textiles are expected to consume $134million of sensors, more than half of which will be pressure sensors.
LATEST: A child born in 2017 will see Kenya's urban population double to 24 million by 2035 and more than triple to 40 million by 2050.
LATEST: Within 30 years over 70 per cent of humanity will live in cities.
LATEST: Climate change will dramatically slow and redistribute growth in the coming decades.
LATEST: The US could decide that the Missile Technology Control Regime had essentially outlived its usefulness and encourage Japan to create precision strike conventional missiles as well as missile defenses.
LATEST: The rising demand for packaged goods is expected to drive the market for HPF.
LATEST: Egypt does face a serious threat from terrorism.
LATEST: Half of the world's population growth between 2017 and 2050 is expected to be concentrated in nine countries-India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia.
LATEST: Wal-Mart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon has said that the company needs to succeed in China, where it estimates that 25 percent of global retail growth will come from in the next five years.
LATEST: The U.S. could add at least 5% to GDP by 2025 by advancing the economic potential of women in the workforce.
LATEST: By 2031 when Generation Alpha enter the workforce at the tender age of 21 the youngest of Gen Xers will be only 55 years old.
LATEST: Gen Z is about to enter the workforce and companies will need to work harder than ever before to recruit and retain the best talent.
LATEST: Millennials are expected to spend more than $60 billion on CPG in the next decade with a demand for mobile, social and personalized experiences when shopping.
LATEST: Renewables could grow from 4 percent of power generation today to as much as 36 percent of global electricity supply by 2035.
LATEST: Revenues from shipments of home automation systems in Europe and North America will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 31 percent from US$13.0 billion in 2016 to US$50.2 billion in 2021.
LATEST: Over the next several years, high-end chatbots like Xiaoice will become indistinguishable from humans in a broad range of conversations.
LATEST: Having human agents as a backup will always be a necessity regardless of how advanced artificial intelligence becomes.
LATEST: Countries that have made early progress in the sale of electric cars are expected to be among the leaders in 2040.
LATEST: Dealing separately with the UK and the EU could allow Beijing to reach agreements that might have previously been blocked by the need for Britain and Europe to agree.
LATEST: By 2026, sports media will be live or be on digital social platforms.
LATEST: Targeting new customer groups will play a significant role in widening the scope of the institution as a brand and realising opportunities for museums to provide a richer range of services and prod...
LATEST: While migration to Europe is mainly driven by poverty, conflicts and wars in the Middle East and Africa, climate change could soon see millions on the move.
LATEST: Immigration generated a little more than half of U.S. population growth in the last 50 years and will generate three-quarters of it in the next 50 years.
LATEST: Postal and Warehousing will reap major productivity benefits from the use of smart sensors and machine-to-machine communications that enable automated or more efficient operations.
LATEST: In the next few years, an extensive modernisation will open the entrance of Chinese maritime transport in Europe.
LATEST: Feeding a growing global population will become almost impossible if the world doesn't take better care of its rapidly deteriorating soils.
LATEST: Regions highly dependent on climate-sensitive livelihoods could see a return to poverty if climate change continues to accelerate.
LATEST: U.S. community and social service occupations include social workers, counselors, and religious workers.
LATEST: A circular economy could bring savings to businesses and consumers through improved resource efficiency.
LATEST: Each local government will need to be highly responsive to the needs and desires of its current and potential workforce if it wishes to compete with other sectors for skilled and qualified employees.
LATEST: Entirely new ways of selling will fuse social media and marketing with commerce.
LATEST: Outside the eurozone, a disparate group of euro refuseniks - ranging from the UK to Switzerland and Sweden - will probably still share a single market with the euro members.
LATEST: Researchers have made a significant step in realizing the kind of photovoltaic energy conversion efficiencies that will eventually make solar water-splitting economically competitive with natural g...
LATEST: South Africa expected to launch a carbon tax in 2017.
LATEST: Sudden, radical shifts in technology or new trade barriers could impact on skills demand.
LATEST: Megaprojects will rise in importance from roughly 8% of global GDP to close to 24% in a decade, factoring in all the spinoff economies.
LATEST: Lack of insights into customers and prospects are all barriers to innovation and factors that can increase risk of disruption by an outside-the-industry competitor.
LATEST: New Delhi will be producing more than 14,000 metric tons of waste per day by 2024 and would require a landfill site equal to 7 percent of the city's total land.
LATEST: Sustaining growth in Uganda will depend on the extent the poor are included in the growth process and the fair distribution of economic opportunities.
LATEST: Sometime this year, world public and private plus unfunded pensions will surpass $300 trillion.

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