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Rethinking impact: Investing in the circular economy to fight climate change

Rob Kaplan, The Jakarta Post – 10 March 2021 Covid-19 has diverted our attention away from critical environmental issues such as climate change and pollution. However, as the world slowly recovers, we need to invest more in sustainable economic growth and the circular economy according to this article in The Jakarta Post. Read the full…

India’s new mining reforms explained

Matthew Hall, Mining Technology – 17 March 2021 The Modi Government claims that reforming the mining industry is a vital part in India’s ambitious plan of becoming a $5tn economy by 2025. This article in Mining Technology explains the importance of the sector, what changes are being made and why these vast legislative changes are…

Reskilling China: Transforming the world’s largest workforce into lifelong learners

Jonathan Woetzel, Jeongmin Seong, Nick Leung, Joe Ngai, Li-Kai Chen, Vera Tang, Shivin Agarwal, and Bo Wang, McKinsey Global Institute Report – 12 January 2021 Three decades of educational reform in China have churned out a dedicated and hardworking workforce suited for an industrial economy, however now the country needs to educate its citizens to work towards a…

The World China Wants

How Power Will—and Won’t—Reshape Chinese Ambitions Rana Mitter, Foreign Affairs – January/February 2021 China’s ambitious plans on the global stage and prime position in world affairs can without doubt be attributed to their leaders’ recognition of the states’ history and reflects the new lens through which the country wishes to be understood. Their soft power…

How Asia can boost growth through technological leapfrogging

McKinsey Global Institute discussion paper – 2 December 2020 The initial speedy and successful response to Covid-19 of many countries within Asia can be correlated with the region’s technological advancements and infrastructure development prior to the outbreak. The last decade of growth in these areas provided the foundation for successful pandemic relief: South Korea’s blending…

China Lags as Thailand, Russia Rank Top Emerging Market Picks

Michelle Jamrisko and Simon Flint – Bloomberg Given the U.S.’ weariness of China’s increasing presence on the global stage and superpower status, it may be surprising to hear that China ranks 17th and last in Bloomberg’s Top Emerging Market Picks for 2021. The report studied 17 developing markets, rating their potential based on 11 financial and economic…

A new growth formula for manufacturing in India

Rajat Dhawan and Suvojoy Sengupta – McKinsey & Company India’s manufacturing sector could become an engine for economic growth and jobs—if it can specialize. Eleven high-potential value chains could more than double its manufacturing GDP in a few years. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of the world’s supply chains for medicines and medical…

The Logic of Sino-Western Détente

Jim O’Neill – Project Syndicate It might be cathartic to opine noisily about another country’s standards and practices, but there is substantial historical evidence to suggest that a country’s citizens will tend to value economic opportunity over most other issues. That axiom applies as much to the US, the UK, and Europe as it does…

Make it better, not just safer: The opportunity to reinvent travel

1.4 billion people travelled internationally in 2019, but in view of COVID, a safer travel experience is now paramount to once again attract travellers and to rekindle the romance that travel used to inspire. Now is clearly a moment of crisis for the travel industry. Available seat miles on US airlines were down 71 percent…