Posts Tagged "Future"

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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Future Earth, a 2014 Documentary

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Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World

»Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World

From the World Economic Forum.  For an industry accustomed to volatility, the mining and metals sector has faced many challenges and uncertainties over the past couple of years. Global markets remain weak following the global financial crisis, commodity prices have fallen, and shareholders are pushing for leaner operations and greater returns on investment. At the same time, the stakeholder landscape for mining and metals companies is becoming increasingly diverse, with growing expectations for companies to operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. But what defines “sustainability”? How can the mining and metals sector shape the agenda on this issue rather than react to it? Tak-ing bold actions will enable the sector to differentiate itself from other...

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China Corporates Not Making Debt Payments

»Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur China Corporates Not Making Debt Payments

Frorm Forbes – Chinese corporate debt was 113% of gross domestic product at the end of last year according to the widely followed Louis Kuijs of Royal Bank of Scotland RBS -2.79%.  That’s worse than the 86% in 2008.  J.P.Morgan thinks the 2012 figure was 124%, and BBVA, the Spanish bank, estimates almost 130%. All these figures, in reality, are far too low.  They are based on official GDP statistics, which grossly overstate China’s output.  Make the proper adjustments to nominal GDP for inflation—this change by itself takes more than a trillion dollars off the 2012 results—and eliminate obvious fakery, and these percentages become astonishingly high, perhaps approaching 155%. Will China’s corporate obligations trigger a nationwide...

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Bankrupting Nature: Denying our Planetary Boundaries.

»Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in ? White space ¿ | Commentaires fermés sur Bankrupting Nature: Denying our Planetary Boundaries.

Bankrupting Nature: Denying our Planetary Boundaries, by Anders Wijkman and Johan Rockström New report suggests measures that could prevent the current depletion of the earth’s finite resources and enable us to enjoy an enhanced quality of life   This Report to the Club of Rome: Bankrupting Nature: Denying our Planetary Boundaries, by Anders Wijkman and Johan Rockström, lays out a blue-print for a radically changed economic system that links economics with ecology, arguing that this is the only way to generate growth in the future. “The challenges of sustainability cannot be met by simply tinkering with the current economic system”, say the authors. « We need a ‘circular economy’ that decouples wealth and welfare from resource...

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