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17 April 2014

On the Top Step of the Podium

India remains the world's largest arms buyer. The country increased its imports by 111% in the past five years. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India ...

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17 April 2014

A Decent Life

There is no doubt, according to official data, that India has made enormous progress by halving its poverty rate from 45% of the population in 1994 to 22% in 2012. However 270 million still live in ...

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28 March 2014

What about Corporate Fraud ?

One in three organisations reports being hit by economic crime, such as fraud, cybercrime, IP infringement or corruption. And the PWC survey on global economic crime underlines that the highest ...

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28 March 2014

A Slow, but steady, decline

Europe's high-tech industry continues its slow decline. Yet, technology plays a key role at all levels of the development of industry and services. A study by the firm A.T. Kearney paints a ...

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7 March 2014

Behind the Scenes (1)

The party is over. And the dark side of the Olympics Games reappears. Hundreds of people expropriated or displaced without real financial compensation; oversized and inadequate infrastructure which ...

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7 March 2014

Behind the Scenes (2)

The party has not yet begun. But what is most surprising is that one of the major sporting events in the world which will take place in Qatar in 2022 may have above all a positive impact on the ...

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18 February 2014

Technology versus Jobs

Is technology the enemy of employment? It is a fact that computers have substituded for a significant number of jobs. But let us not forget that changes in technologies have first shaken the face of ...

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18 February 2014

The Cost of Natural Disasters

A survey conducted by Munich-Re - the world's largest reinsurance company- revealed that the natural catastrophes killed more than 20,000 people and cost more than USD 134 billion worldwide in ...

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28 January 2014

Our Life Expectancy

Life expectancy has risen much in the last fifty years and should continue to do so also in the coming decades. Some estimates suggest that almost half of the increase in the average life span in ...

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28 January 2014

An Untenable Situation

Coal could supplant crude-oil as primary energy within 2 or 3 years. The main reason for this: coal is an abundant and quite inexpensive energy resource which appears to be relatively insensitive to ...

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