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asiaWorld GDP Forecasts for 2030

Standard Chartered forecasts the top 10 countries in the world by purchasing power parity GDP in 2030. 1. China: $64.2 trillion 2. India: $46.3 trillion 3. US: $31 trillion 4. Indonesia: $10.1 trillion 5. Turkey: $9.1 trillion 6. Brazil: $8.6 …

canadaUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will replace NAFTA

There is a new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces NAFTA. Three North American countries plan to sign before the end of November, after which it would be submitted to Congress. The negotiations between American and Canadian officials …

agricultureUS and Mexico announce a new trade deal

The U.S. and Mexico struck a trade deal on Monday that paved the way to replace NAFTA, the current agreement between the two nations and Canada. Mexican officials promised the Latin American country would start buying as farm product as …

air pollutionRealtime Air quality is worse in parts of Turkey and Mexico than Delhi India

There is realtime air quality tracking from around the world. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented writer of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is known for insightful articles that combine business and technical analysis that catches the attention of …

asiaChina’s high speed rail is one third US price and half of Europe price but still too expensive for other countries

Construction of high-speed railways abroad is part of Beijing’s massive “One Belt, One Road” initiative to increase trade and infrastructure links with countries from Asia to Africa, but most of the current rail projects have stalled. China had a 124,000 …

canadaSimple Processing Technique Could Cut Cost of Organic PV and Wearable Electronics

A simple solution-based electrical doping technique could help reduce the cost of polymer solar cells and organic electronic devices, potentially expanding the applications for these technologies. By enabling production of efficient single-layer solar cells, the new process could help move …

agingChallenge for uranium mines is to time mine production for when rising demand gets through oversupply and inventories

Uranium prices are low and there is plenty of uranium in the ground that could be mined to increase production. However, miners have to time the development of uranium to match increasing demand but not before oversupply and inventories are …

canadaNuclear Fusion company Tri-alpha Energy has raised $500 million to make a prototype reactor in the 2020s

Tri Alpha Energy, nuclear fusion startup, has raised $500 million. Tri Alpha’s setup borrows some of the principles of high-energy particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider, to fire beams of plasma into a central vessel where the fusion …

climate changeWorld Economy will have weak growth for a few years

Global growth for 2015 is projected at 3.1 percent, 0.3 percentage point lower than in 2014, and 0.2 percentage point below the forecasts in the July 2015 World Economic Outlook (WEO) Update. Prospects across the main countries and regions remain …

africaA Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to 10 years

This article is part of the 2015 ‘Think Further’ series, sponsored by Fred Alger Management, Inc. For more ‘Think Further’ content and videos, visit thinkfurtheralger.com A Huge Leap Forward is possible for the bottom 2 billion people within 5 to …