Social changes

LATEST: Smart brands will invest significant marketing resources and dollars to tap new and emerging markets.
LATEST: The global market for halal-certified personal care products will continue to grow by 13.7% each year up to 2019.
LATEST: As soon as children and parents have VR devices in their living room VR will eventually arrive in classrooms and the workplace.
LATEST: The City of London could see significant contraction.
LATEST: Warming of the atmosphere through climate change is predicted to lead to an expansion of "dead zones" in the global ocean.
LATEST: Building and leading a coalition of regional and global American partners is the only way the Syrian war will end on terms acceptable to Washington.
LATEST: UK inflation is expected to fall back over the next year and to approach the 2% target by the end of the forecast period.
LATEST: A big threat to governance comes from the still high levels of organized crime and related violence in Mexico and Central America.
LATEST: Rising inequality and social polarisation posed two of the biggest risks to the global economy in 2017 and could result in the rolling back of globalisation.
LATEST: Australia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity is expected to be 87 million tonnes a year.
LATEST: Climate change will exacerbate the challenge of achieving gender equality.
LATEST: There will be more than 2 billion Alphas by 2025.
LATEST: Gen Y employees will grow to represent 75 percent of the workforce.
LATEST: Consumers in general and Millennials in particular expect brands to take a stand on important social issues.
LATEST: Intermittent distributed generation will produce a notable share of the world's electricity over the next 15 years.
LATEST: Smart devices used in healthcare and smart homes and buildings pose daunting risks.
LATEST: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that the US could no longer "afford" to condition its relationship with foreign governments on human rights.
LATEST: Even marginal increases in intelligence via gene editing could have significant effects on a nation's economic growth.
LATEST: One new option will permit groups of GPs to combine with nurses,other community health services, hospital specialists and perhapsmental health and social care to create integrated out-of-hospital c...
LATEST: Full implementation of EU environmental legislation could save the EU economy €50 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the environment.
LATEST: Fuel cell technology will play a relatively insignificant part because the infrastructure for electricity is largely in place.
LATEST: IBM predicts millimeter-wave RF performance at a much lower power consumption level than today.
LATEST: Scotland's working age population is projected to decline by 3% over the next 25 years.
LATEST: Urban air pollution will be the principal environmental cause of premature deaths by 2050.
LATEST: Sales of warehousing and logistics robots reached $1.9 billion in 2016 and Tractica expects that the market will continue to grow rapidly reaching a market value of $22.4 billion by the end of 2021.
LATEST: The Government of China was expected to increase policy support during the next 5 years (2016 to 2020) for the development of its minor metals industry and related downstream, value-added products.
LATEST: There are still cases where foods in some regions have high levels of TFA and sub-groups of the population may be at risk of excessive intake.
LATEST: There is a concern that rising energy prices will drive more people into energy poverty.
LATEST: The global distribution of economic influence associated with Christian populations is expected to remain largely dominated by the Americas.
LATEST: ISIS could utilize its Libya-based combat power, expertise, and resources to spark a Salafi-jihadi insurgency inside Tunisia.
LATEST: Rents are rising across the U.S. but there will be no Social Security payment increase in 2016.
LATEST: The UK alternative finance market will have provided working, growth and expansion capital to an estimated 7,180 SMEs as well as crucial funding for hundreds of community and voluntary organisation...
LATEST: There are suggestions that stricter patent rules will strangle generic drug manufacturers and raise drug prices for patients with HIV and cancer.
LATEST: Supply chain sustainability, risk and resilience issues are increasingly becoming financially important as firms grapple with fair labour practices in supplier facilities and climate risks across p...
Tax
LATEST: A DPT could impact on the perception of the fairness of New Zealand's tax system for multinationals investing into New Zealand.
LATEST: The UK could face an increase in tariffs and/or non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to trade with the EU following exit from the EU.
LATEST: By 2050, there could be up to a 60% increase in car energy consumption as people use driverless cars instead of public transport.
LATEST: A substantial disruption in China, the world's second-largest economy, could cause a global slump and erode growth prospects for many of the country's economic partners.
LATEST: The global market for refrigerated road transportation is expected to grow more than 26 percent between 2017 and 2021.
LATEST: Everyone working at car dealerships and car mechanics will have their jobs at risk as well.
LATEST: Total earnings of 12,500 global companies could fall by 20% were the world to limit itself to the 2C temperature rise target agreed in Paris through higher taxes.

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