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LATEST: By 2020, retiring Baby Boomers in the U.S. are expected to leave 31 million positions open.
LATEST: And the market shows no signs of slowing down, with global sales predicted to grow at 4.4 percent CAGR through 2020.
LATEST: In the UK, a waiting time standard for early intervention in psychosis will come into effect from April 2016 and one for children and young people with eating disorders the following year.
LATEST: Smart city programmes and open data initiatives will benefit 50 percent of citizens in million-people cities by 2019.
LATEST: Climate change is recognised as a security threat by nations and military forces all over the world.
LATEST: Belgium is just one of more than 40 countries around the world where the threat from terrorism is rated "high" by the Foreign Office.
LATEST: The demand for enterprise mobility will outstrip available development capacity by five to one and become an essential IT requirement for most businesses by the end of 2017.
LATEST: Qatar has vehemently denied that the diplomatic crisis will affect ongoing construction work for the World Cup.
LATEST: The EU has an opportunity to make progress on a common migration policy.
LATEST: EU beef production is expected to stagnate in 2017, before returning to a downward trend mainly dictated by the declining size of the cow herd and lower demand.
LATEST: Men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years.
LATEST: Annual smart-toy sales worldwide are expected to grow from $2.8bn in 2015 to $11.3bn by 2020.
LATEST: Gen Y is predicted to make up 75 percent of the global workforce by 2020.
LATEST: 51 per cent of millennials expect wearables to provide information for an enhanced retail experience.
LATEST: In South America, Argentina will lead demand for natural gas.
LATEST: Texas asked the federal government in May for permission to recreate a Medicaid family planning program it eliminated four years ago so it could create a state-funded plan.
LATEST: Buildings on larger scales could be built to meet a growing world population and resource demand.
LATEST: AI and machine learning will be particularly crucial in the area of cyber defense.
LATEST: The U.S. market continues to remain a global leader in adopting home-focused smart technology with a recent study predicting one in four American homes will become connected in the next year.
LATEST: Costs for last mile deliveries will be driven by land constraints around cities such as London.
LATEST: Crossrail will bring an extra 1.5 million people to within 45 minutes of central London and will successfully link London's key employment, leisure and business districts.
LATEST: The introduction of cost-effective technologies and the diversification of agricultural production and food value chain will influence availability and access to nutritious food.
LATEST: Many experts in Russia are convinced that the refugee crisis will be the end of Germany and of Europe.
LATEST: Bans on allowing birds outside remain in place in many parts of the EU and could damage the poultry market for years to come.
LATEST: Insufficient investments in productive capacity and R&D to increase productivity growth could keep supply response low and markets tight.
LATEST: Volatile oil prices of crude oil influencing the prices for gas oil which in turn is expected to restrain the growth of global gas oil market during the forecast period (2016-2030).
LATEST: Population growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.
LATEST: A massive hunger crisis is threatening the lives of 20 million people across parts of Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula.
LATEST: Politics is likely to weigh heavily on investment decisions of companies and businessmen in 2018 in Pakistan because of worsening political strife and threat of protests by certain opposition parti...
LATEST: Informing stakeholders of the changing amounts of rainfall and the spatial distribution of precipitation will help them to better allocate resources for the management of water resources.
LATEST: Moldova will have fewer workers to support a growing number of pensioners.
LATEST: Stretching over 1 million square kilometers, the Indus basin supports more than 300 million people in Pakistan, India, China and Afghanistan.
LATEST: Cars made in the in the country could become subject to World Trade Organization rules with tariffs of 10 percent on vehicles exported from the UK to the EU.
LATEST: In addition to creating jobs, increasing waste diversion rates and improving resource recovery will help Ontario businesses stay competitive in the global economy because it's more resource-pro...
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LATEST: 2018 could lead to a second year of decline for the U.S. PV market if new tariffs result in significant price increases for PV technology.
LATEST: Berlin will push the EU to play a greater leadership role in the absence of the United States on the issues of global trade and climate change.
LATEST: Funding from private as well as public sectors is set to increase sharply in the near term which would anticipate the demand of cement industry in India.
LATEST: A well-managed rebalancing of China's growth model would ultimately lift global growth and reduce tail risks.
LATEST: Barely any food that is thrown out in Victoria is recycled and the report predicts the city will need more landfill capacity to handle it all within one to five years.
LATEST: Companies whose workers fail to recharge themselves through vacations at regular intervals will likely notice a distinct drop in job motivation, worker morale, and levels of productivity.
LATEST: Blockchain is going to have a profound impact on businesses everywhere in the world.

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