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A hazardous prediction exercise

News from India - 16. October 2017 - 19:49
In the final year before elections, economic activity could be re-accelerating. But risks to this view are considerable.

The imperfect human cogs in the economy

News from India - 16. October 2017 - 19:41
It is useful to understand the contradiction between the positive and normative aspects of Nobel Prize winner Richard Thaler’s work on behavioural economics

Building trust in organizations with a new guidance document being developed

News from ISO - 16. October 2017 - 14:52
Trust in business is at an all-time low1). Trust in governments is rock bottom as well. At the same time, huge challenges remain to create sustainable societies. What to do? A new project to develop a...

The significance of the humble insurance proposal form

News from India - 16. October 2017 - 14:17
The proposal form is an important document in the process of getting insured. Read it carefully, and fill it yourself

How to make Facebook liable for its content

News from India - 16. October 2017 - 9:49
It might be a better idea to make Facebook, Twitter and others liable only in cases where the original producer of the offending content cannot be traced

Rapport du ENB | CdP1 sur le mercure | 24-29 septembre 2017 | Genève, CH | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 16. October 2017 - 3:34
Le Service des informations de l’IIDD, à travers son Bulletin des Négociations de la Terre (ENB), a produit un compte-rendu de la 1ère Conférence des Parties (CdP1) à la Convention de Minamata sur le mercure, qui a eu lieu du 6 au 16 septembre 2017, àu Genève, Suisse

What will it take for India to accelerate innovation?

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 22:03
Before India can be home to the next Google, Uber or Airbnb, it needs to create the conditions for these kinds of game-changing business models to emerge and flourish

Nothing fixed about fixed-income funds

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 21:34
Take a step back to appreciate the importance of risk-adjusted returns in fixed income funds

Aarushi murder case: A tale of half truths, CBI incompetence

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 21:01
Aarushi’s murder proves that an anarchist and immoral mob mentality prevails in India where some people are trying to make a feeble but ineffective plea for truth and justice

How borrowers are exploited by banks

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:33
An internal study group of RBI has lambasted commercial banks for lack of transparency in fixing loan rates and graphically dissected how most banks exploit borrowers

GST risks losing its idea of oneness

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:32
Tragically some of the efforts to tinker with the existing GST architecture are being masked as so-called relief measures

Bitcoin battle

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:31
The IMF’s Christine Lagarde is also right in pointing to the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies

The emerging blocs in the Afghan Great Game

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:16
A bottom-up approach is required; this means reaching out to the Afghan social structure, where the genesis of terrorism lies

Japan’s and the world’s future with robots

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:12
It may not be long before humans coexist with robots. So let’s take it positively and move forward

Donald Trump, uncertainty, and Iran’s economy

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:10
Iran’s economic health continues to be inextricably linked to the domestic, regional and international political forces in play

Cybersecurity starts at the top

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 20:04
The key to mitigating the threat posed by cybersecurity is to understand that it is also an urgent strategic issue that should be at the top of the agenda for every board and management team

Strengthening India’s corporate bond market

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 19:57
India’s corporate bond market is still underdeveloped and therefore unable to meaningfully share the credit burden of the banking system

Make in India: the smartphone challenge

News from India - 15. October 2017 - 19:51
The country has tripled the output of smartphones manufactured, but local value addition remains low

ENB+ Report | Las2017 | 9-12 Oct 2017 | Warsaw, PL | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 15. October 2017 - 12:19
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced a summary report from Las2017 - Joint Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) European Forestry Commission, which took place from 9 to 12 October 2017, from Warsaw, Poland

IISD/ENB+ @ G-STIC 2017 | 23-25 Oct 2017 | Brussels, BE | IISD Reporting Services

News from IISD - 14. October 2017 - 14:20
IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, will cover the 2017 Global Science, Technology & Innovation Conference, from 23 to 25 October 2017, from Brussels, Belgium

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