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The Future of Work is About People, not Tech

The future of work—with advanced technologies and new working arrangements—is here and is changing economic opportunities and employment relationships. However, according to the 2021 APEC Economic Policy Report, certain economic structures, laws and institutions across APEC remain products of the past. The report highlighted four megadrivers of the future …

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Emerging Economies More Optimistic about Artificial Intelligence

According to a new survey, six out of ten expect that products and services using artificial intelligence will profoundly change their daily life in the next three to five years and half feel that this has already happened. 60% of respondents believe that products and services using AI …

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Policies should prioritize the poor and the vulnerable as the economy is projected to recover in 2022

The Malaysian economy is projected to expand by 5.8 percent in 2022, as domestic and external demand recovers, according to the latest edition of the World Bank Malaysia Economic Monitor: Staying Afloat, launched today. The forecast for the year ahead follows growth estimates of 3.3 percent in 2021. …

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COVID-19 pandemic stalls global economic recovery

The UN’s key report on the global economy, released on Thursday, shows that the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has put the brakes on a rapid recovery, counteracting signs of solid growth at the end of last year. The 2022 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, produced …

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The Forgotten Analogy: World War II

Dylan Motin Pundits are searching for adequate analogies to explain the growing China-U.S. rivalry and predict its future direction. Two main ones appear: the pre-World War I era and the Cold War. Both have their merits. The early twentieth century pitted Germany, a rising power, against status quo Britain and …

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The Bitcoin ETFs: An Instrument to be Reckoned With

The tumbling bitcoin is hardly a piece of news anymore; the peaks and troughs are almost inherent to digital currencies. With tightening regulations and growing institutional skepticism, the bitcoin ETF was a revolutionary offering. Pent-up demand was awaiting an alternative passage to gain bitcoin exposure without actually owning …

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Canada’s bold policies can underpin a successful energy transition

Canada has embarked on an ambitious transformation of its energy system, and clear policy signals will be important to expand energy sector investments in clean and sustainable energy sources, according to a policy review by the International Energy Agency. Since the IEA’s last in-depth review in 2015, Canada has …

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China, Vietnam, Philippines and United States Sustainability in the South China Sea

Nabil Akram Supremacy of any world power depends upon its control over the important Geo-strategic places. A hegemon must have influence over the Geo-strategic places. This rule is generally applied for every world super power. Other factors like the will to lead, economic, political and military factors are …

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Ethical aspects relating to cyberspace: Self-regulation and codes of conduct

Giancarlo Elia Valori Virtual interaction processes must be controlled in one way or another. But how, within what limits and, above all, on the basis of what principles? The proponents of the official viewpoint – supported by the strength of state structures – argue that since the Internet …

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