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LATEST: A difference in work ethics, values and expectations will be the greatest challenge in working in a multigenerational workforce.
LATEST: Apple assumes that Hermès will inspire other fashion brands to create chic designs that can appeal to a broader market.
LATEST: Efforts to reduce societal gender inequality could potentially lead to major reductions in child malnutrition and mortality in low- and middle-income countries.
LATEST: In the next 10 years, cities across the world will have fleets of self-driving taxis.
LATEST: A Norwegian passenger fleet where every other car in 2020 runs on electricity will consume about 3 TWh (terawatt hours) of power annually.
LATEST: The U.S. Intelligence Community has judged that the use of water as a weapon will become more common during the next ten years.
LATEST: The percentage of manufacturers selling directly to consumers is expected to grow 71 percent over the next year to more than 40 percent of all manufacturers.
LATEST: American weapons will end up being used to fight or menace India and perceived domestic enemies instead of being deployed against jihadists.
LATEST: May has inherited both the target and firm expectations from the voting public that leaving the EU will be able to bring down net migration.
LATEST: Growth is expected to come to a virtual stand-still in Kazakhstan in 2016.
LATEST: WoW is concerned that women exposed to Zika virus will seek unsafe abortion services because many nations in the Zika virus territories have extremely restrictive abortion laws.
LATEST: Generation Alpha will be a generation that only knows a world living in real-time.
LATEST: A remarkable 91% of Gen Y workers don't expect to stay in a job for longer than three years.
LATEST: By 2020, Gen Z could constitute 40 percent of U.S. consumers.
LATEST: Millennials still very much rely on the personal touch of banking but will judge a bank on the basis of its digital capabilities.
LATEST: Connected home technologies accounted for a meager $98 million in sales to dealers in 2012 (just 1.8 percent of the home technology total) but are forecast to reach $1.1 billion in 2016 (14.4 perce...
LATEST: Russia now faces a rising threat from avian influenza, including strains lethal to humans.
LATEST: Buyer Personas, custom Dashboards, and Goal Conversion tracking will provide any organization with immediate actionable intelligence regarding their content marketing efforts.
LATEST: Business leaders will need to focus on both new technology-driven initiatives and change management.
LATEST: The US is currently "the most progressive country in the world in autonomous driving but it risks losing its leading position" because of the lack of Federal guidelines for the "test...
LATEST: The future of virtual reality will be linked to entertainment content generators producing and recording virtual reality content and developers continuing to create specific software.
LATEST: Real GDP growth in Nicarag ua will remain robust in 2016 in light of elevated public expenditures and resilient private consumption.
LATEST: The growth rate of remittances to developing countries is projected to fall from 3.3 percent in 2014 to 2.0 percent in 2015.
LATEST: Carbon emissions from tourism are expected to more than double within the next 25 years.
LATEST: Greece will target a medium-term primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP to be achieved through a combination of upfront parametric fiscal reforms.
LATEST: The powerful Indian lobby in the US will surely use every opportunity to vilify Pakistan as an alleged sponsor of terrorism.
LATEST: Iran will be induced to take a more constructive approach if there is the threat of foreign-imposed costs for Iranian adventurism for a population that has gotten used to a better life.
LATEST: Ethiopia is expected to face serious food emergency issues and increased humanitarian needs, following several seasons of below-normal rainfall and debilitating drought.
LATEST: The number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050.
LATEST: Tthe value of equity portfolios in real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors could decrease by up to 45% as a consequence of short-term changes in climate change sentiment.
LATEST: By 2060, expenditure on UK state pension and pensioner benefits is forecast to be 7.6% of GDP.
LATEST: The number of workers earning less than US$3.10 per day is even expected to increase by more than five million over the next two years in developing countries.
LATEST: A substantial loss of EU market access would erode the UK's competitiveness as an international financial centre and could damage the UK's cluster of financial services.
LATEST: Future U.S. fuel economy standards will require cars to have a fleet-wide average fuel efficiency of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.
LATEST: UK couples who are married will now be able to pass on £850,000 in total without paying tax.
LATEST: Durable goods suppliers in North America, Western Europe, and Japan will benefit as well from new export sales opportunities in nearby developing countries.
LATEST: Some hotel owners worry that Airbnb poses a long-term, structural threat to their market dynamics.
LATEST: The growth of process automation and instrumentation is estimated to be 6.08% from 2014 to 2020 and forecasted to reach market revenue of $180 billion in 2020.
LATEST: Due to a wider adoption of robots, especially for small manufacturers, worker output will increase by 30%.
LATEST: 5 years from now Coursera could very possibly have 50 million registred students from around the world.

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