These are the United States’ most exported products

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silicon Valley may be the tech capital of the world but physical goods still account for around two-thirds of US exports, new figures show. Machinery and electrical equipment brought in $363 billion – […]

How India’s government can build better contracts with blockchain

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Punit Shukla, Project Lead, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, C4IR India According to Milton Friedman, the 1976 Nobel Laureate for economics, the three primary functions of a government are law and order, defence, and contract enforcement. […]

What India’s route to universal health coverage can teach the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, Chairperson, Apollo Munich Health Insurance The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) as stated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is one of the most significant commitments to equitable […]

These are India’s cleanest cities

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Indore is officially India’s cleanest city, topping a national survey for the third consecutive year. It’s a remarkable achievement – just a few years ago, it ranked a lowly 25th. The Swachh Survekshan […]

This is why retail is such a sore point in India-US trade relations

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer, Formative Content The relationship between India and the United States has been described as one of the most important of the 21st century. India is predicted to be the world’s second-largest economy by 2030, with […]

Flying high: how India could lead the world in drones

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harrison Wolf, Project Lead, Aerospace and Drones, World Economic Forum & Vignesh Santhanam, India lead, Drones and Tomorrow’s Airspace, World Economic Forum What will it take for drones and other Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to develop into flourishing, future-oriented […]

Why India can show us how to achieve growth with purpose

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saurine Doshi, Head of Asia Pacific, A.T. Kearney As one of the world’s fastest-growing large economies, India occupies a prominent position on the global stage – and its ambitions are high. The Modi government aims to turn the Indian […]

How digital can transform healthcare in Asia for millions of people

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Edward Booty, CEO, Allied World Healthcare & Logan Ansell, Senior manager, strategy and partnerships, Allied World Healthcare More than half of the people on Earth still don’t have full coverage of essential health services and almost 100 million people […]

Why cooperative and competitive federalism is the secret to India’s success

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Amitabh Kant, NITI Aayog Competitiveness is an idea that has stood the test of time. From early macroeconomic ideas of comparative advantage and competitive advantage, our understanding of the determinants of competitiveness has evolved considerably. More recently, the concept […]

Meet the Seed Warrior: the man on a mission to rescue India’s rice diversity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Debal Deb is known as the Seed Warrior, having spent the past two decades collecting and preserving India’s increasingly rare indigenous rice species. The ecologist’s efforts have led to the creation of a […]

This is how India can become the next Silicon Valley

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ashok Lalwani, Global Head for India , Baker McKenzie India has long branded itself as the world’s leading outsourcing destination for global companies, particularly for those in the technology sector – but in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time […]

How India’s new consumers can contribute to a $6 trillion opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Nikhil Prasad Ojha, Partner and Head of Strategy Practice, Bain & Company, India & Radhika Sridharan, Partner and member of retail and customer strategy and marketing practices, Bain & Company, India In the past two decades, India has been […]

EU-US trade war: Will Trump take advantage of WTO’s decision leading to ominous economic growth?

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is going to back up the US to impose tariffs on EU products over the Airbus case where the aerospace firm received illegal subsidies by EU governments. Thus, the US President Donald Trump will have the upper hand and either impose billions of tariffs or bargain a better trade deal […]

Why India is ready to become a supercomputer power

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Som Satsangi, Managing Director, India, HPE I was moved by Prime Minister Modi’s remarks to the team of dedicated scientists who helped India almost land a probe on the moon. He was right to point out the palpable innovative […]

BRICS’ New Development Bank turns four: what has it achieved?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Leslie Maasdorp, Vice President, New Development Bank The crane at the top of the 30-storey New Development Bank’s brand new headquarters, currently under construction, is clearly visible from the bank’s existing premises in Shanghai’s financial heartland of Lujiazui. In […]

Services are the hidden side of the US-China trade war

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres, Senior Fellow , University of International Business and Economics in Beijing Discussions about the trade war between the United States and China have largely focused on goods. This is not surprising, given that tariffs have been […]

Here’s how India became a global clean energy powerhouse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sumant Sinha, Chairman and Managing Director, ReNew Power The past few years have seen a steady rise in India’s global stature, manifested in its enhanced economic and diplomatic clout. As the world is looking to mitigate the rapidly growing […]

Why the internet is yesterday’s news in China’s digital leap forward

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Winston Wenyan Ma In May 2017, China hosted the historical Go match between Ke Jie, the world’s No 1-ranked player and world champion, and the AI-enabled computer program AlphaGo, designed by Google’s DeepMind Lab. The Wuzhen showdown was […]

Can Pakistan make its energy sector greener, cheaper and more reliable? The government thinks so

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ayla Majid, Managing Director, Financial Advisory Services, Khalid Majid Rehman Over the past few years, Pakistan has added extra generation to counter blackouts – but not much attention has been given to energy infrastructure, efficiency, and improving the recovery […]

I cycled over 6,000km across the United States to document climate change. Here’s what I learned

  This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Florian Reber, Tales of Change This summer, I cycled from British Columbia to New Mexico documenting climate change along the Continental Divide. As my second long-distance bike ride as part of the Tales of Change project, my motivation […]

America’s student debt crisis explained

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andrew Berkley, Project Lead, Data Science and Analysis, World Economic Forum & John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum Earlier this week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez injected a dose of reality into a hearing on America’s worsening student […]

EU-Turkey relations: Erdogan plays the refugee card while beefing up gas operations in the Eastern Mediterranean sea

EU accession talks with Turkey have been suspended as Turkey is showing poor results in upholding human rights, the rule of law, media freedom and the fight against corruption. Turkey is attempting though to change this situation and enhance its relations with the EU discussing current matters with the EU officials and especially with Germany […]

South African women’s fury at gender-based attacks spills onto the streets

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Protests have erupted across South Africa against gender-based violence in the country. People have taken to the streets to voice their anger that not enough is being done to protect women. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the parliament in […]

South Africa’s SMEs should be first in line for a digital upgrade

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Lwazi Bam, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte We are facing one of the greatest leadership crises of our era. Business leaders, labour and policy-makers are routinely presented with narrow-minded views that technology, digitalization and automation are detrimental to jobs and […]

Africa is launching the world’s largest free trade area – but these are the stumbling blocks

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kim Cloete, Official Writer, World Economic Forum on Africa The African Union has launched the operational phase of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which will be the world’s largest free trade area by number of countries once […]

From Hangzhou to Rwanda: how Jack Ma brought Chinese e-commerce to Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brian A Wong, Vice President, Global Initiatives, Alibaba Group & Roger Yong Zhang, Senior Lead, International Corporate Affairs, Alibaba Group When Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, first visited Africa a couple of years ago, he discovered many similarities between Africa […]

Africa’s future is innovation rather than industrialization

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Liu, Managing partner, AT Kearney Africa has taken three significant steps in recent months on its journey to a stronger economic future. In March, the African Union launched the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This landmark agreement […]

Africa is aiming to create the world’s largest trading bloc. It won’t succeed without women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chinwe Egwim, Economist, FBNQuest Trade activity is rooted in basic supply and demand. The female population is estimated to account for 50% of Africa’s total population, and so it is essential to consider women when deliberating on implementation of […]

The scheming of Boris: win an election after a no-deal Brexit

Quite blatantly Boris Johnson, the unrepentant Brexiteer Prime Minister of Britain suspended the function of the UK Parliament, openly lying about the reasons for doing so. He really wants to silence the voice of the majority of MPs and therefore of the British people who oppose a no-deal Brexit. Instead, Boris slyly offered a number […]

Why Africa must be ready to take the quantum leap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Solomon Assefa, Vice-president, emerging market solutions; director, IBM Research – Africa Built on the principles of quantum mechanics, quantum computers take a new approach to processing information. We expect them to open doors that we once thought would remain […]

The new crisis is already creeping into the financial system

Unquestionably, everything is wrong in the international financial system, even though the major central banks have actually donated trillions to the banking ‘community’. The US central bank, the Fed, has lent almost free of charge $4.5 trillion to the American banking hub. On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, the European Central Bank has done […]

3 reasons why most Africans aren’t on the internet – and how to connect them

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Stéphane Richard, CEO, Orange Only half of people today are in a position to access the internet. Many use their mobile phones to reach a range of life-enhancing online services in areas such as healthcare, skills and education, finance […]

A Sting Exclusive: Disaster risk resilience, key to protecting vulnerable communities

This article was exclusively written and published for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).  The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. The past five years have been the hottest […]