The challenges posed by India’s urban awakening
With India fast catching up with the world’s urban heavyweights, the country must decide which strategy to pursue to make the most of its economic renaissance
China’s cities are competing to develop hi-tech industries
As oil and steel suffer, hi-tech industries are coming to China’s economic rescue. But with the rise of new sectors comes greater competition between the country’s new tech hubs
The health costs of environmental change
Human beings have dramatically changed the planet’s natural environment. While steps are being taken to minimise the damage, there is too little focus on the health implications of failing to do so
Why do cities become unaffordable?
Property is becoming increasingly expensive, causing many people to be priced out of their own cities. Many of the world’s cultural hubs are losing their sense of identity as a result
Learning to love a multipolar world
Increasing anti-globalisation attitudes in the US could spell trouble for trade relations. Global cooperation is needed if any economy is to progress over the next four years
The Tokyo the world needs
Tokyo is often misrepresented in popular culture, when in reality it offers a rare combination of culture, history and tradition that modern society
Global free trade still has many hurdles left to overcome
Issues of fair trade continue to plague global relations, with many key players now applying antidumping duties on foreign imports in order to level the playing field
Venezuela crumbles under record levels of inflation
By rejecting key financial fundamentals, Venezuela’s economy has descended into chaos. The country is now struggling with the highest rate of inflation in the world
Cambodia: a forgotten kingdom?
Despite its numerous wonders, Cambodia has never seen the numbers of visitors its neighbours enjoy. Tourists should not be scared of its supposed dangers, claims Jules Gray
The bill for activism: how much does social unrest impact tourism?
Research reveals the cost of public violence and social unrest to tourism revenues may be significant. With more tourists boycotting unstable locations, it is time governments of countries in conflict understand the price of unrest for the industry
The lighter side of currency
Recent currency news is overwhelmingly negative and frequently dull, but sometimes unbelievable stories emerge from the humdrum
The Arab spring
Tun Musa Hitam, Chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, reveals the WIEF’s most recent discussions