Risks & opportunities

LATEST: It is projected that the Middle East will become uninhabitable due to heat for months during the year.
LATEST: The export of LNG from the US to the EU is expected to be limited.
LATEST: In today's globalised and complex world, businesses need to be able to take a balanced approach to exploring opportunities to create sustainable growth.
LATEST: Spending on PCs, mobile phones, tablets, printers and other devices is expected to decline 3.7% to $626 billion.
LATEST: The target of attaining 7.5 billion gallons per year of aviation biofuel promoted by China is expected to offer significant opportunities for the aviation biofuel market in the coming future.
LATEST: The risk for the UK lies in its future ability to trade freely in the single market (the services market, to be more precise).
LATEST: The UK is expected to continue to lead the EU five when it comes to availability and take-up of superfast broadband (classed as 30Mbps and above) in 2020.
LATEST: Public-private partnerships in the US could spark $US600 billion ($760 billion) in investment over the next decade.
LATEST: Clinical negligence costs in the NHS have increased by 72 per cent over the last five years and that costs could reach £2.6bn a year by 2022.
LATEST: The UK is projected to grow by 1.8 percent in 2016 and 1 percent in 2017.
LATEST: Tourism growth is expected to continue in 2016 building on Lisbon's positive and safe image.
LATEST: The U.K. plans to become a haven for space startups from all over the world as it aims to grow its space industry to control 10 percent of the global market by 2030.
LATEST: Canada Health Transfer and Canada Social Transfer contributions are expected to average 3.3 per cent annual growth over the three years of the fiscal plan.
LATEST: A wheeled robot made by Starship Technologies will soon start delivering food in London in what will be an interesting test of human-robot relations.
LATEST: The use of drones in the military is expected to increase in coming years because UAVs curb defense spending.
LATEST: Both cities and regions will expand geographically as well as become denser.
LATEST: The global risk of massive digital misinformation sits at the centre of a constellation of technological and geopolitical risks ranging from terrorism to cyberattacks and the failure of global gove...
LATEST: Russian arms exporters are afraid that their window of opportunity in China is shrinking thanks to Beijing's advances in research and development.
LATEST: A Reuters poll released Thursday predicts Russia's economy will further contract by 1.5 percent in 2016 and the International Monetary Fund believes it will remain in recession until next year.
LATEST: Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe fears further interest-rate cuts will prompt more borrowing from households already carrying record debt and put the nation's financial system at risk.
LATEST: USAID will increase investment in capacity building and technical assistance for policy formulation, strategy development, health systems strengthening.
LATEST: Increased competition for land resources will increase social and political instability, exacerbating food insecurity, poverty, conflict and migration.
LATEST: The mayhem in the Middle East has exacerbated the risk of terror attacks in Indonesia.
LATEST: The US will maintain an open-ended military presence in Syria to ensure the enduring defeat of the jihadist group Islamic State.
LATEST: One of the more radical visions of the future is a world in which biological humans have traded-in their corporeal bodies in favor of a purely digital existence.
LATEST: Advances in machine learning, digital mental health, and AI are needed to make the online world a place of opportunity rather than posing added risk for our most vulnerable youth.
LATEST: Low growth, inertia and the favorable performance of the Chilean peso combined with well-anchored inflation expectations will likely contain inflationary pressures.
LATEST: In Saudi Arabia, overall output is expected to be broadly flat as real oil GDP declines as a result of the commitments under the extended OPEC agreement.

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