Posts Tagged "Economy"

A golden age looms for Asia

»Posted by on Déc 1, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur A golden age looms for Asia

Asia will experience a new golden era of peace and prosperity over the next 10 years. The export-led growth model of the past will no longer work for the major Asian economies. Hence, we are unlikely to see a return to double-digit growth. If the major Asian economies, especially China, India and Indonesia, are able to maintain growth rates of around 7 per cent a year, this will be a major achievement. Fortunately, this is within their reach. Three factors will drive this. The first factor is an almost unbelievable accident of history. It is truly remarkable that the three most populous Asian countries, namely China, India and Indonesia, have simultaneously put in place dynamic and reform-minded leaders who can be expected to transform their countries over the...

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Intellectual property is putting circular economy in jeopardy

»Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Intellectual property is putting circular economy in jeopardy

Small businesses can help big companies recycling their products and make the circular economy work claims Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, in a Guardian article. Wiens warns that intellectual property can strangle the circular economy and calls manufacturers to embrace the open markets and let the ecosystem of independent refurbishers and recyclers use their patents to grow properly. “As the price of raw materials continues to skyrocket, working hand in hand with the small businesses that already process their products just might mean manufacturers would be able to reclaim the materials they need for remanufacturing” says...

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