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What makes Asia−Pacific’s Generation Z different?

Gen Zers (born 1996–2012) in the Asia–Pacific region aren’t like their older siblings. By 2025, the group will make up a quarter of the Asia–Pacific (APAC) region’s population—the same as millennials (born 1980–1995). And as Gen Zers mature, they will make and spend more money. Although Gen Zers share many qualities with millennials, it’s wrong…

Reimagining the postpandemic workforce

As the pandemic begins to ease, many companies are planning a new combination of remote and on-site working, a hybrid virtual model in which some employees are on premises, while others work from home. The new model promises greater access to talent, increased productivity for individuals and small teams, lower costs, more individual flexibility, and…

Coronavirus measures give Bangladeshi workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation

Muhammad Azizul Islam, University of Aberdeen Over the past three decades, global inequality has reached a critical level. The world’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%. Multinational fashion companies have secured billions of dollars by moving production locations abroad and using supply chains in developing countries including Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar,…

Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set toreturn to growth, but not until the global economy bounces back. Read the article here: http://www.asiascot.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Emerging-from-the-pandemic-Vietnam-must-position-itself-for-recovery-vF.pdf

The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order

China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters By Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. With hundreds of millions of people now isolating themselves around the world, the novel coronavirus pandemic has become a truly global event. And while its geopolitical implications should be considered…

Facebook’s Libra 2.0: Why you might like it even if we can’t trust Facebook

This article was originally published by the Brookings Institution. Facebook’s 2019 announcement of the creation of Libra, a new digital “stablecoin,” was met with widespread criticism. Timothy Massad reexamines the proposal, which has since been significantly modified, and asks whether digital currencies can help improve access to financial services. Read more here; http://www.asiascot.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/FacebookLibra.pdf

Innovation in a crisis: Why it is more critical than ever

This article was published by Mckinsey & Company. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional (how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services, how supply chains deliver them). In Mckinsey’s recent survey of more than…

Less globalization, more multilateralism

This article was originally published by Project Syndicate. With the COVID-19 catastrophe having laid bare the vulnerabilities inherent in a hyper-connected, just-in-time global economy, a retreat from globalization increasingly seems inevitable. To some extent, this may be desirable. But achieving positive outcomes will depend on deep, inclusive, and effective multilateralism. One of the most powerful…