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Latin America Technology and infrastructure

3 Risks facing the expanded Panama Canal

The newly expanded Panama Canal faces serious risks from competitors, climate change, and changes in the shipping industry, which could result in instability.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Baidu in China: Crisis from beyond the grave

Major Chinese firm Baidu is under scrutiny after being accused of promoting misleading medical information—how will markets and politicians respond?

Middle East/North Africa Technology and infrastructure

The rise of Iran’s e-commerce industry

The internet is often a boon for business, which is especially true in Iran, where the online market has expanded significantly over the last three years.

Asia Pacific Technology and infrastructure

Want a flying car? China’s drone industry can oblige

China is the leading centre for civilian and recreational drone production, with Chinese companies dominating the global market.

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

Three African tech start-ups driving change

As Africa’s community of start-ups grows, it is increasingly addressing the continent’s problems in transportation, education and connectivity.

Economics Technology and infrastructure

Climate change, cities and the private sector’s golden opportunity

Following the Paris COP 21, countries have come together to limit their CO2 outputs. Yet it is individual cities, not countries, who are leading the charge.

International Technology and infrastructure

Why the next disruptive technology isn’t tech at all

The next level of disruptive change is beyond optimisation of processes – it must address human problems that underlie today’s complex social challenges.

Politics Technology and infrastructure

Space weather: Is your business prepared?

Space weather may sound like a far-fetched business risk, but is in fact inevitable. Without preparation, severe global economic damages could follow.

Technology and infrastructure

Technology’s unexpected involvement in the refugee crisis

Though the technology community has stood for many causes over its evolution, its involvement in the refugee crisis is quite unexpected. Mike Butcher, founder of Techfugees, leads a team of

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Google’s antitrust charges underscore EU’s battle on anti-competitiveness

Europe is struggling to reconcile an era of a rapid change in the tech industry, the power of giant tech firms, and ‘big data’.