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  • Article / 13 March 2015 at 17:45 GMT

    Why China's second baby policy is ill-conceived

    Managing Director / Asia-analytica Research
    Why China's second baby policy is ill-conceived
    Beijing’s decision to relax its one-child policy has aroused hardly any public enthusiasm. Three decades of relentless propaganda and ruthless enforcement has created a society where a family with two children appears unfamiliar to most. The meeting of the Chinese legislature earlier this month hinted at further relaxation of family planning rules. But the government may be doing too little, too late.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 10 March 2015 at 1:42 GMT

    Even experts get technology predictions wrong

    The Australian Financial Review
    There are plenty of predictions about hot tech trends – the Internet of Things, big data, 3D printing and the cloud. These technologies are available now, so are they really predictions? When it comes to predictions, there is a core human failing: we find it hard to see beyond the world we live in. Even experts get caught out: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have said things that made sense at the time but turned out to be superbly wrong. But even predictions that don't turn out offer useful insights. For instance, the inventor Guglielmo Marconi said that the radio would make war impossible. The insight here is that better communication does not necessarily lead to increased understanding.
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  • Article / 13 November 2014 at 5:47 GMT

    Alibaba-backed WeChat rival Momo set for US IPO

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    While the world was focused on Alibaba breaking its Singles' Day records, a little known social media firm filed for its IPO in the US, and it just happens to class Alibaba as a shareholder. Momo was once seen as the Chinese Tinder, but has moved on from this seedy reputation to become a genuine competitor for Tencent's WeChat.
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  • Article / 29 August 2014 at 14:06 GMT

    Does France need a 21st century revolution?

    Chief Economist & CIO / Saxo Bank
    French President François Hollande may have made some changes to government, but France still lacks a true mandate for reform. Here, Saxo Bank´s Steen Jakobsen argues that things may need to get a lot worse before they get better.
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    Juhani Huopainen Juhani Huopainen
    The connections between politicians and the private sector are too strong. Lack of transparency, subsidies, preferential treatment and rent-seeking lead to a weird environment where it is...
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    So @Steen_Jakobsen is not Mister Doom anymore...?
    He thinks that all the negative things happening in France right now will bring recession and depression which ultimately will have...