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The 8 Major Forces Shaping the Future of the Global Economy

Oct 19, 2018 | 11:00 GMT
Investors watch stock price movements at a securities company in Beijing on Oct. 12.
Connectedness, rapidly changing demographics, shifting values and attitudes, growing political uncertainty, exponential advances in technology -- it's clear the next decade is setting up to be one of historic transformation.
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The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each other in an unprecedented global network, it allows for an almost instantaneous and frictionless spread of new ideas and innovations. Combine this connectedness with rapidly changing demographics, shifting values and attitudes, growing political uncertainty, and exponential advances in technology, and it's clear the next decade is setting up to be one of historic transformation. But where do all of these big picture trends intersect, and how can we make sense of a world engulfed in complexity and nuance? Furthermore, how do we set our sails to take advantage of the opportunities presented by this sea of change?...

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