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LATEST: Thanks to the continuing retirement of large numbers of baby boomers, the annual growth rate of the U.S. labor force between 2010 and 2020 is expected to languish at just 0.7%.
LATEST: South Korean men are the top per-capita consumers of skincare products in the world, valued at over USD1 billion per year and will most likely increase half fold over the next five years.
LATEST: Australia is behind many other developed nations when it comes to preparing children for the jobs they will need.
LATEST: The expected increases in the urban population in the developing world will be accompanied by a tripling in the built up area of cities from 200,000 to 600,000 square kilometres between 2000 and 2030.
LATEST: Should article 50 be triggered it would bring uncertainty for two years but cooperation on climate change could be one area of continuity between the UK and EU.
LATEST: There is an opportunity for China to drive a wedge between Washington and Canberra just after Australia had pledged its full support for the U.S. in the South China Sea.
LATEST: Canada's Feminine Hygiene market is forecast to register higher growth in value as well as volume terms during 2015-2020.
LATEST: The US Department of State has warned citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey due to increased threats from terrorist groups.
LATEST: Russia will attempt to interfere in the 2018 congressional elections and the next presidential election in 2020.
LATEST: China will not roll out large-scale measures to fuel economic growth and will let the market weed out zombie companies.
LATEST: UNESCO's Education 2030 document calls for gender equality in education and promotion of equal opportunities for both men and women.
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: Millennials already comprise more than half of the workforce and they will continue to be the majority workforce for years to come.
LATEST: A next-gen system will use machine learning and predictive technology to identify and generate dozens to hundreds of useful market segments.
LATEST: By curbing pollution from industry, heavy vehicles, and home cooking the life expectancy of Chinese people could increase 15 months by 2040.
LATEST: By the year 2021, there will be more Alexa-like digital assistants on the planet than humans.
LATEST: Leading insurers will enable machines to harvest and act on intelligence.
LATEST: There will be particularly strong battery uptake in renewable growth leaders including China, Japan, Germany, the UK and India.
LATEST: Businesses will want to be cautious about signing up to Privacy Shield given the potential legal challenges that special interest groups have already suggested they will be considering.
LATEST: The rapid development of digital channels will further enable the growth of services.
LATEST: In 2030, energy consumption in the EU is projected to decrease (again relative to 2007 baseline projections) by 23.9%.
LATEST: More Australians regard the threat of climate change as serious to the nation than a severe downturn in the global economy.
LATEST: A new report is predicting the global hydraulic accumulators market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of close to five percent by 2021.
LATEST: The number of sales reps in the U.S. will decline rapidly over the next several years.
LATEST: Brent is expected to average US$57 / barrel, US$56 and US$61 in 2017.
LATEST: The 700 cities with populations of more than 500,000 people account for the rest of the urban population and will drive the bulk of growth and emissions in the coming years.
LATEST: Out of the 3 billion people living in cities today, 1 billion are under the line of poverty.
LATEST: Accepting large numbers of Muslims into European nations will set up problems for the future.
LATEST: There were fears that wider geopolitical tensions will develop in the Arctic as the US, Russia and China battle for oil and gas resources likely to be opened up by the melting of icecaps and unfree...
LATEST: Demographic factors will bear down on future growth prospects as population growth follows the dependency ratio down.
LATEST: A service that exposes information about users' dating lives could cause potential harm to people who have had abusive or controlling partners who may be trying to track them.
LATEST: Traditional businesses that fail to create platforms and to learn the new rules of strategy will struggle.
LATEST: Efforts to achieve the Global Goals in Asia will create 230 million jobs in the region.
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LATEST: UK couples who are married will now be able to pass on £850,000 in total without paying tax.
LATEST: Within the TPP, Canada will also be competing with Chile and New Zealand, large exporters of softwood lumber, for market share in countries with growing demand.
LATEST: Turkey's president has told the EU it will not change its anti-terror laws in return for visa-free travel.
LATEST: With help, both the guiding coalition and the organization's executive committee will learn how to work together in a way that allows for the hierarchy side and the network side to stay strateg...
LATEST: Plastic waste from coastal countries will increase nearly 20-fold by 2025.
LATEST: Railroad workers are expected to see a three percent decrease in workers.
LATEST: Activities like data management, security and supply chain risk management will all look different in a world dominated by augmented reality and artificial intelligence technology.

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