Social changes

LATEST: A difference in work ethics, values and expectations will be the greatest challenge in working in a multigenerational workforce.
LATEST: Indonesia's retail market for clothing is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.77% over the next five years.
LATEST: The development of artificial wombs will make it far easier for people--even singular individuals--to have children.
LATEST: Cities will become increasingly dense and shanty towns will swell.
LATEST: Methane leaks associated with fracking production basically nullify its climate benefits and could actually make climate change worse.
LATEST: Germany will increase the size of its armed forces for the first time since the end of the Cold War.
LATEST: The future of physical retailing will increasingly lie in creating rich "experience bazaars" that help to amplify return on attention for the consumer.
LATEST: Brussels intends to curb terrorists' use of all means of payments but will initially focus its regulatory work on prepaid cards and virtual currencies.
LATEST: Europe is vulnerable to a general downturn and the Italian general election (within a year) was always a greater risk than France's Presidential vote.
LATEST: The increased production of biomass could reduce access to local natural resources and cause small, self-sufficient farms to be replaced by large-scale commercial farming.
LATEST: If as many women come out to work as men currently do, India's GDP could increase by as much as 27 percent.
LATEST: Generation Alpha will be a generation that only knows a world living in real-time.
LATEST: Gen Xers are likely going to be next generation of nonprofit EDs/CEOs.
LATEST: Millennials/Gen Y consumers (people currently aged 18-34) will become the largest generational segment in the luxury market in the US between 2018 and 2020.
LATEST: Cost-conscious members of Gen Z will search for pricing information and better deals on their mobile phones before making a purchase.
LATEST: By the year 2020, Asia will be home to 60 percent of the world's millennials.
LATEST: Antibiotic resistance coming from Africa or Saudi Arabia is still a very minor threat compared to that caused and spread by human activity.
LATEST: Advances in big data analytics in coming years will provide local retailers with another edge.
LATEST: By 2020, the U.S. will move up from No. 2, behind China, to No. 1 as the most competitive manufacturing center in the world.
LATEST: TTIP threatens the EU's ability to limit exposure to toxic chemicals by undermining its more precautionary approach to regulation.
LATEST: Even in times of global crisis Britons and Germans will not give up on their holidays but are either changing holiday destinations or types of holiday taken.
LATEST: Per capita meat consumption growth from 2000 to 2030 will be 49% in China.
LATEST: The current large movement of refugees into Europe poses risks for all refugees but especially for young girls and women who need additional protection and appropriate services and shelter.
LATEST: U.S. consumers will see beef prices drop as much as 2 percent this year as annual production increases for the first time since 2010.
LATEST: The global car rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 16% during the forecast period.
LATEST: The market for automated vehicles in the UK will be worth £28bn by 2035.
LATEST: By 2035, Africa's urban population is projected to reach 49 percent of the total population representing considerable demands for employment, services, and infrastructure.
LATEST: Future generations are likely to find their pension entitlements much less generous than today's and many may face a serious risk of pensioner poverty.
LATEST: ISIS has said it will not allow the continued existence of the Yezidi.
LATEST: Major efficiency improvements could be achieved by horizontally interconnecting individual systems such as energy, water, sanitation and waste management.
LATEST: The Department for Work and Pensions has calculated its reforms will save the government £40 million a year from 2020.
LATEST: The increase in the number of Muslim voters who say they will go to the polls in their primary elections indicates a high level of civic participation that may be driven at least in part by concern...
LATEST: No child in 2050 will leave school with-out a secure grasp of the basic essentials of education in the UK.
LATEST: New technologies intended to increase reliance on renewable energy could actually result in bringing down the power grid if they are not matched with careful pricing policies.
LATEST: Certain loans provided to acquire or maintain UK residential property will come within the scope of inheritance tax for the first time.
LATEST: Fiscal stimulus in major economies could generate faster domestic and global growth than projected.
LATEST: More transit-oriented urban settings in the United States could reduce per capita car use by 50%.
LATEST: Russian consumer market will begin a marked revival in 2018 that will require the growth of goods and services.
LATEST: Humans will generate more than 50 million metric tons of electronic waste in 2018.
LATEST: Energy experts expected the renewable energy industry to grow to at least the size of the current global automotive industry over the coming decades.
LATEST: 3D printing could soar to new heights with the construction of the first 3D-printed skyscraper in the world.

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