Social changes

LATEST: Job openings will increase in the next 5 years due to retirements of the baby boomer generation.
LATEST: Another UK start-up See Fashion is targeting fashion brands by helping them to identify trends and buy opportunities in their market.
LATEST: No child in 2050 will leave school with-out a secure grasp of the basic essentials of education in the UK.
LATEST: India's retail market is expected to grow to US$1.1 trillion by 2020 on the back of income growth, urbanization and attitudinal shifts.
LATEST: Common-sense reforms to fishery management could improve overall fish abundance and increase food security and profits.
LATEST: Transferring experiences and knowledge across regions with rising threats of crime and violence will be key for supporting the growth of developing countries and increasing opportunities for people...
LATEST: China could lift the consumer share of its economy significantly toward India's 60 percent by empowering rural consumers and improving the social safety net.
LATEST: The collapse of so-called Islamic State territory in Syria and Iraq will transform terrorism threats in 2017 and beyond.
LATEST: A threat to the Union of Great Britain has come from the Catholic and Irish Nationalist Sinn Fein party's success in Northern Ireland's Assembly Election.
LATEST: Growth in global food consumption overall will require a 77 per cent increase in global food production by 2050 compared with 2007 levels.
LATEST: All phones in India will have to have some form of panic button to improve the security of women in the country.
LATEST: Disney Research team has developed technology that digitally projects a 3D version of colouring-book characters while the artist is still working on them.
LATEST: Gen Xers and Millennials will see debt levels rise significantly more quickly (at a CAGR of 4.3 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively) in the next two decades.
LATEST: Gone will be systems that lock employees out of their personal lives while they're at work.
LATEST: By 2018 millennials will have more spending power than any other generation.
LATEST: Spending on out-of-home media is now around $29 billion and will grow consistently by 3-4 percent annually over the coming years.
LATEST: There's a 50% chance AI will outperform humans in every job in 45 years.
LATEST: The next step towards strong AI will be machines that learn on their own.
LATEST: Many business and government leaders view OBOR as an economic opportunity to stimulate growth across Asia and beyond.
LATEST: More than 3,000 EPA workers could lose their jobs as programmes such as Mr Obama's Clean Power Plan, aimed at tightening regulations on emissions from power plants, would be eliminate.
LATEST: Healthcare is expected to be one of the biggest drivers for body sensors.
LATEST: Non-OECD oil consumption is projected to rise by 1.2 mb/d (2.4 percent).
LATEST: The ongoing migration of the US payment system to smartcards based on the EMV standard is expected to cut down certain types of credit and debit card fraud in a big way.
LATEST: Cities in Sri Lanka and the state of Kerala in southern India will experience 3-sigma temperature anomalies as often as seven months out of the year if the earth warms by 2 degrees Celsius (°C).
LATEST: The global market for IoT technology will grow from $1.9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020.
LATEST: The China Government will develop new aviation operation services and carry out the policy measures to develop Chinese general aviation market.
LATEST: China's middle-class population is projected to be 1.7 times larger than the entire U.S. population.
LATEST: Income inequality will rise because the creators of the new technologies will be the ones most to gain financially.
LATEST: The number of Muslims will grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population between 2010 and 2050.
LATEST: Renewables could be used as a cost competitive source of energy for desalination.
LATEST: The global population age 60 and above has tripled over the last fifty years and is expected to triple again over the next half century to reach nearly 2 billion in 2050.
LATEST: The global community needs to collaborate across scales and sectors to manage the threat of nuclear conflict.
LATEST: A relatively small amount of space in the U.S. could generate enough electricity to power the entire country.
LATEST: Some of the world's largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations have agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to b...
LATEST: In China, a US$317.5 million sustainable urbanization project with climate change mitigation and resilience benefits will receive US$150 million in financing from the World Bank.
LATEST: India's new Goods and Services Tax will unify a $2 trillion economy into a single market.
LATEST: Trade policy more favorable to the U.S. eventually will make it easier for consumers to find American-made vehicles.
LATEST: In the USA, solid economic growth supported by strong consumer spending, a healthy labour market and rising wages will continue to drive outbound travel.
LATEST: In the GCC and Algeria, Growth is now expected to slow more sharply because of tighter fiscal policy, weaker private sector confidence, and lower liquidity in the banking system.
LATEST: The adoption of a circular economy could save the Welsh economy up to £2bn and has the potential to create up to 30,000 jobs.
LATEST: Britain's growing army of self-employed workers are earning less than they were 15 years ago and are vulnerable to changes that will make the welfare system less generous.
LATEST: Higher production of and strong import demand for high-quality cotton are expected to support growth in Australian cotton exports in 2017-18.

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