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LATEST: The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly from 5.7 to 5.8 per cent in 2017 as the pace of labour force growth outstrips job creation.
LATEST: South Korea and the United States have been working to secure an early operational capability of the Thaad system in response to North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile threat.
LATEST: In the U.S., record new orders and jobs combined with higher private debt levels could result in deceleration by the end of 2017 without a sizeable fiscal stimulus.
LATEST: For Africa the UN projects an increase from 0.5 billion under olds today to a peak of almost 1 billion in the 2090s when the number of children at school age is projected to start to decline.
LATEST: The global market for smart city services is expected to reach $225.5 billion within the next decade.
LATEST: Global production by Japanese electronics and IT companies in 2016 is expected to rise 2%.
LATEST: The world price of crude oil will increase 21.5% in the next year alone.
LATEST: Neither China nor America will achieve security acting separately.
LATEST: For every foot of global sea-level rise caused by the loss of ice on West Antarctica sea-level will rise approximately 1.25 feet along the California coast.
LATEST: What weaker standards would mean for longer-term oil and gasoline demand is highly uncertain: Consumer preference, direction of oil prices, economic growth, and disposable income will all play a ro...
LATEST: Worldwide coal use is expected to remain flat, with declines in OECD regions and China (after 2025) offset by growth in India and other non-OECD regions.
LATEST: The anticaking agent for feed & fertilizer market in Middle East & Africa and Latin America is projected to expand substantially during the next few years.
LATEST: Commercial income is only expected to generate £2.3 billion of TfL revenue income over the next ten years.
LATEST: Apple is expected to enter the market of autonomous cars with its lesser-known project called Titan.
LATEST: Toyota intends to start mass-producing electric vehicles by 2020 and will create a dedicated in-house team for planning and development as soon as the new year.
LATEST: The global books market is expected to reach USD124.2 billion by 2025.
LATEST: The severe pollution problems in China's mega cities will result in one of the world's most stringent emission legislations.
LATEST: Misleading and erroneous regulatory efforts that led to gross underestimates of the "natural EMP" threat from the Sun are the basis for grossly inadequate protection standards.
LATEST: Violence will remain a characteristic of a number of African countries for many years to come and Africa should plan .
LATEST: Hydroelectric and nuclear power are expected to make up half the growth in energy supplies in the next two decades.
LATEST: There is a risk that UK specific regulation may not be compatible or aligned with that other EU countries where UK companies operate.
LATEST: Asian LPG demand growth is expected to moderate from 0.23 MMB/D last year to ~0.19 MMB/D this year, with imports easing.
LATEST: Higher risk looms ahead in the United States where the number of oil rigs was halved between 2014 and 2016.
LATEST: A suicide bombing by an American ally against a NATO member could further strain the tense relationship between Turkey and the United States.
LATEST: Demand for Tesla cars will increase "exponentially" as the company is able to drop its prices.
LATEST: Business schools will create value for society in areas that stretch the boundaries of the ways they have traditionally defined themselves.
LATEST: UK aid will help over 500,000 vulnerable men, women and children around the world who have either survived modern slavery or are at risk of becoming victims.
LATEST: Expectations are that new construction in Oregon will pick up in the next year or three, to match the increase in demand, which will alleviate some price pressures.
LATEST: Mexican cartels will still own the market for the ways and means to move products to the United States.

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