Opportunities & risks

LATEST: Gross revenue from sharing economy companies across the EU totalled €28bn (£22bn) last year and could be worth up to €572bn to the EU economy.
LATEST: Innovations mean using more solar power in Africa could boost economies and create jobs for millions of people across the continent.
LATEST: Increasing financial vulnerabilities in China could lead to a disorderly deleveraging that could trigger contagion in emerging market financial markets and exchange rates by affecting confidence.
LATEST: Europe's ageing workforce is increasingly talked about as 'the silver economy' that may energise development and bring new opportunities for economic growth.
LATEST: Human-finger regeneration in children will be possible within 20 years.
LATEST: Silicon carbide (SiC) belongs to the semiconductor market that is expected to attain revenue of $394 billion by 2017.
LATEST: PMR projects the global absorption chillers market to witness moderate growth during forecast period 2016-2024.
LATEST: US demand and growing global expansion will drive the market for defense and security applications to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 6.4 percent, rising from $6 billion today to more than...
LATEST: The loss of jobs representing 1 percent of the U.S. workforce will be a devastating blow to the economy.
LATEST: Nearly one-quarter (24 percent) of Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) fear that their companies will cease to exist as they do today due to disruptive competition.
LATEST: Oil prices-the key driver of growth for MENA's oil exporters-are projected to remain low over the coming years.
LATEST: A Trump White House is expected to abandon whole swathes of the Environmental Protection Agency regulation introduced under President Obama including the Clean Power Plan.
LATEST: India is expected to present ERP suppliers an important marketplace as manufacturing companies are significantly investing in technology solutions to improve their manufacturing operations.
LATEST: Iran's economy is expected to grow by around 2% annually as it enjoys the benefits of a post-sanction economy which enables it to trade freely with the global market.
LATEST: Natural ecosystems will be stretched to their limits by 2025 as our world tries to cope with nine billion humans living in resource-hungry mega-cities.
LATEST: Japan could be demanding well in excess of 15 million tonnes per year of wood pellets by the mid-2020's.
LATEST: The U.S. faces a non-negligible risk of entering a recession within the next year.
LATEST: Fish larvae may be at increased risk since the accumulation of pollutants may slow down the animal's defense system to combat other marine pollutants.
LATEST: In the Middle East internal investment will suffer as a result of the fall in oil prices as governments will continue to impose new austerity measures on the region as long as oil prices remain low.
LATEST: Extremist groups such as Islamic State could team up with Eastern European criminal hackers-for-hire to launch attacks on electronic-settlement or trading platforms.
LATEST: Governments and companies will in many cases find themselves confronted by populations less willing to acquiesce to pollution or other threats.
LATEST: ICT transformation will become even more common across industries as 5G moves from vision to reality in the coming years.
LATEST: Africa will remain vulnerable to swings in demand for resources such as metals.
LATEST: Some countries with strong exports to China will see growth declining further.

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