Indonesia is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit. And others in ASEAN aren’t far behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The Japanese have a word for the sense of regret they feel when something valuable is wasted: ‘mottainai’ (もったいない). It can be translated as “don’t waste anything worthy” or “what a waste”, and […]

Indonesia has a plan to deal with its plastic waste problem

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Image: The New Plastics Economy report In Indonesia, plastic waste is a very modern-day enemy. It’s such a problem that, last year, the army was called in to scoop it out of the […]

Poverty data never tells the whole story

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Clayton Christensen, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School & Efosa Ojomo, Senior Research Fellow, Global Prosperity, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation & Karen Dillon, Senior Researcher, Global Prosperity, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation As global leaders […]

Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs over 400 as Government-led relief efforts are stepped up

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Government-led relief efforts are being stepped up at the tip of the Indonesia’s two main islands of Sumatra and Java after a tsunami slammed into densely-populated coastal areas along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night. The UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, is reporting that […]

What do the economic woes of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia have in common?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michael Hanley, Head of Digital Communications, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Since Turkey suffered an economic crisis of confidence in September – with its currency falling by some 40% that month – emerging markets around […]

Indonesia’s imams are joining the fight against plastic bags

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rosamond Hutt, Formative Content In monsoon season, thousands of metric tons of plastic debris wash ashore on the Indonesian island of Bali. The situation was so bad in December 2017 that the local government declared a “trash emergency” […]

Trump ‘used’ G20 to side with Putin and split climate and trade packs

While protesters were dynamically trying to reach the part of Hamburg where the G20 leaders of the largest economies of the world were gathered, the most powerful politicians of the globe were reduced to the status of viewers, in the Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin spectacle of rapprochement. Trump also ‘used’ the G20 to tell […]

Europe to turn the Hamburg G20 Summit into a battlefield

This week’s G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany is expected to become a battlefield from the very first gathering. Chancellor Angela Merkel is to attack the US President Donald Trump, about his rejection of the Paris Climate Agreement. The American will reply with a demand for ‘free and fair trade’ as he ventures it, especially for […]

The US banks drive the developing world to a catastrophe

How is it possible that the good news of the growth of the American economy which has raised its gear, also brings forth crisis and possibly destruction in developing countries? Yet this is exactly what is already happening in our brave new world. The good news is that the US economy now grows at a […]

Should Europe be afraid of the developing world?

China and India are undoubtedly the two heavyweights of the developing world. On their foot-steps one can categorise also Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and some more countries of South East Asia. Yes, those are the tigers of growth, based on the iron willingness of their people to secure a more or less comfortable life, after […]