Social changes

LATEST: Millennials will match baby boomers as a share of the U.S. electorate this year.
LATEST: By the end of this year, more than half of footwear and apparel sales will come from emerging market countries across Asia-Pacific, Latin America and other regions.
LATEST: David Cameron has dismissed speculation free school meals for all infant children could face cuts.
LATEST: Amazon is an expert in using data on past purchases and browsing to offer suggestions that might make people buy more and could start applying that in stores as well as online.
LATEST: Climate change will have significant economic, social and environmental impacts in Northern Australia over the coming decades and into the future.
LATEST: The United States will quickly activate its evacuation plan to gather all U.S. civilians in Seoul and move them to nearby bases or cities to airlift them out of the war theater and to countries una...
LATEST: UK consumer spend on digital books, magazines and newspapers will all see double digit growth year on year over the 2015-2020 period.
LATEST: The knowledge gaps in Police Scotland's counterterrorism strategy recently exposed by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) demonstrate that the risks of a potential terrorist attack in the country s...
LATEST: There will be at least three elections in Europe next year.
LATEST: World phosphate rock production was expected to increase incrementally from 223 million tons in 2015 to 255 million tons in 2019.
LATEST: 63 percent of women said they could never vote for Donald Trump.
LATEST: Parents forget that their children are going to grow up one day and Google themselves and all this content about them will already be out there.
LATEST: Millennials' average wealth will remain far below Boomers' and Gen Xers.
LATEST: Over 50% of millennials will take a pay cut to find work which matches their values.
LATEST: Millennials expect to change jobs frequently over the course of their careers.
LATEST: House prices are expected to rise by 1% across the UK in 2017.
LATEST: Over the next five years, researchers will work to integrate different types of human input and allow users to select the level of autonomy.
LATEST: Advances in artificial intelligence will allow robots to watch, learn and improve their capabilities.
LATEST: Business leaders increasingly recognize that quantifying cyber risk is essential to understanding its potential consequences and allocating resources to protect digital assets.
LATEST: The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce similar curbs for other oil and gas operations as part of an administration-wide effort to reduce U.S. emissions of methane gas by at lea...
LATEST: Per capita personal income in West Virginia is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 2% over the next five years.
LATEST: The proportion of Chinese battery-use cobalt is expected to reach 79% with 56,900 tons by 2020.
LATEST: Macedonia has the capacity to shelter about 2,000 people in its temporary transit centres and any increase in numbers would "increase permanent and direct threats and risks for the national se...
LATEST: Habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species are threatening to lead to mass extinctions.
LATEST: Around one third of CEOs expect their own sales revenue to be stable and one third expect their profitability to remain unchanged in 2017.
LATEST: DATA GATHERING A key element in implementing the Strategy will be robust arrangements for local government workforce data collection and analysis.
LATEST: The percentage of the global population that has experienced water scarcity and major river flooding is projected to increase with increased warming in the twenty-first century.
LATEST: Poverty and vulnerability among ethnic minorities will remain a challenge for poverty reduction in India.
LATEST: The number of Hindus in the world is expected to grow by 400 million people between 2010 and 2050.
LATEST: Ethiopia's centuries-old practice of pastoralism will likely remain vulnerable so long as the government's policies stay the same and chronic issues like population growth and overgrazing c...
LATEST: Greece will target a medium-term primary surplus of 3.5 percent of GDP to be achieved through a combination of upfront parametric fiscal reforms.
LATEST: The UK science community draws vital benefits from EU membership and could lose influence in the event of an exit.
LATEST: The total market for automotive-related IoT in 2016 will be worth $140.3 billion (£101.1 billion) as the automotive sector is transformed by driver enhancements such as the ability for drivers...
LATEST: Total cost of ownership of EVs will become comparable to internal combustion engines by the mid-2020s even if gasoline-powered vehicles improve mileage efficiency at a rate of 3.5% per year.
Tax
LATEST: Fighting tax evasion and profit shifting should be in the interest of all G20 states but will require persistent pressure.
LATEST: World trade estimated to grow by 3.5% annually over the next 50 years since the gains from the global integration of large emerging economies (e.g. China) will not be repeated.
LATEST: By 2024, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) predicts China will finally overtake the US to become the world's largest aviation market.
LATEST: The cumulative effect of China's expanding influence in the South China Sea will make it increasingly difficult for the United States to defend its interests in Southeast Asia: U.S. security partne...
LATEST: North America is expected to witness high growth throughout the forecast period due to high demand for compressor control systems.
LATEST: In Canada between 1.5 million and 7.5 million jobs could be at risk of automation in the next 10 to 15 years.
LATEST: In spite of a slightly higher TFR, Japan is further along the demographic curve than its neighbours, and will eventually become the "the oldest society the world has ever known" by 2050.

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