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North Korea isn’t Shinzo Abe’s only problem as he meets with Trump again

That the Trump administration is mired in scandals, investigations, and criticism is well known to most Americans—as highlighted by former FBI director James Comey...

WPP is $1 billion poorer without Martin Sorrell

When a CEO leaves a company, it tends to boost their ego if the company’s share price falls as a result. Martin Sorrell, the...

The counterintuitive economics of choosing a college

Our daughter is about to go off to university in the US. And that means college applications have been a big feature in our...

Africa’s growing public debt problem may be worse than we thought

Last month, ahead of his ill-fated African tour, then US secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned African governments about the amount of debt they...

The blackout in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico is now the second-worst in history

Hurricane Maria has caused mayhem in Puerto Rico. It’s the worst natural disaster in the island’s history, with more than $90 billion in damages....

Doubtful of China’s economic numbers? Satellite data and AI can help

The Chinese government is notorious for doctoring its official statistics, from using messed-up methodology, to not reporting some key metrics, to out-and-out fabrication. Last...

Tunisia’s “Startup Act” could show other African governments how to support tech ecosystems

The success story of local tech ecosystems across Africa has provided a positive narrative over the past decade. But much of this success has come...

India’s $670 billion retail market is heading for a dream run

India’s retail sector, particularly the groceries and budget apparel segments, is poised to hit a purple patch. A host of factors—a shift towards organised retail,...

China’s LGBT people came out as a protest against an online ban on gay...

China’s answer to Twitter, Sina Weibo, today (April 16) withdrew its short-lived ban on homosexual content, after people came out as gay to protest...

How a South African village helped US companies train smarter employees

In recent years, a handful of powerful US-based corporations have announced dramatic overhauls to their operations, putting opportunities for employee learning front and center. At...

A host of reasons not to host

Hi Quartz readers!Judging by the times in the qualifiers for the women’s 100m dash, a very old world record is under threat—tune in Saturday...

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