"The World in 2017 contains The Economist’s predictions for the year ahead". Prominent figures from politics, business, science and the arts join journalists from The Economist and other leading publications in offering forecasts for 2017.
The region’s MBA programs jump to the head of the global class Diverse business models pose a test for Asian MBA programs State enterprises, family conglomerates and startups need very different skills
Amazon and Alibaba square off in Southeast Asia The battle for e-commerce dominance is just getting started BANGKOK Shoppers in Southeast Asia have long been wondering when Amazon.com will start offering its e-commerce services in their region.
Science will win the technical battle against cancer. But that is only half the fight THE numbers are stark. Cancer claimed the lives of 8.8m people in 2015; only heart disease caused more deaths. Around 40% of Americans will be told they have cancer during their lifetimes. It is now a bigger killer of Africans than malaria. But the statistics do not begin to capture the fear inspired by cancer’s silent and implacable cellular mutiny. Only Alzheimer’s exerts a similar grip on the imagination.
Financial stability is a growing concern of central banks China’s central bank has more cause to worry than the Fed or the ECB CENTRAL bankers have gathered at their annual shindig in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the past ten years with only one thing on their minds: the health of the global economy. This year’s gathering is different. The bankers’ preoccupations are changing, from recovery to financial stability.