Rich and poor countries alike are missing huge opportunities when it comes to making the most of their populations’ economic potential, with only 65% on average of the world’s talent being optimized during all stages of the working life time, according to the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Report 2016.

The current worldwide slowdown in productivity gains may reflect a combination of decreasing energy returns on energy investments in fossil fuels, and limitations on productivity gains in the early stages of development of renewable energy replacements.

A technology revolution is disrupting the financial services industry and could make digital currency and blockchain transactions commonplace in just a few years, financial technology and fintech experts argued in a session on the topic at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016. Technologies from big data analytics to mobile apps are reshaping the sector, resulting in new ways for companies to interact with customers and for consumers to manage their money and conduct transactions.

The commodities boom has deflated, and Latin American economies must now develop ways to stimulate growth in a tepid environment. The challenges are many and tough, and a number of promising approaches are clearly in view, senior government officials and experts agreed on the final day of the World Economic Forum on Latin America.

A new World Economic Forum white paper highlights the key obstacles that prevent the further development of deep and liquid capital markets in Colombia, and defines measures to help overcome these challenges and boost economic growth.

Removing specific non-tariff barriers throughout the end-to-end value chain of medical devices could potentially generate up to $1.5 billion in economic growth per year for Mexico, the lion’s share of which would come from trade with the US.

If you watch any news, you’ve probably informed that Greece has been going through a financial crisis for years. Greece is overextended and it risks defaulting on its loans. This fact shows that without some sort of bailout or extension, the country may not make good on its debts.

What is Germany's current role within the EU and in the global economic system? Which game is it playing? These are questions which cannot be answered in an unambiguous and simplistic way, as often happens today.

The Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted on May 26 the Russia-Ghana business forum which attracted representatives from Russian industrial and commercial sectors. The forum was also attended by a Ghanaian delegation.

Sometimes the driest debates lead to the hottest arguments. That paradox was on full display on May 12th when the European Parliament set out to air its grievances with China’s pretense of receiving Market Economy Status (MES) by the end of the year.

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