Pessimism of early global policy architects stunted developing nations' economies, study finds
Influential economic ideas first advanced in 1911—stressing innovation and entrepreneurialism as the fundamental generators of growth and wealth—were deemed inappropriate for developing countries, stunting ...
Winners and losers in globalization of world's economy, health and education
Globalization has made the world a better and more equal place for many more people than was the case a few decades ago. However, it has also created two well-defined worlds of poor countries and wealthy ...
Support strong for open Internet in developing world
Support is strong across emerging and developing countries for an Internet without government censorship, a US survey showed Wednesday.
Why international sanctions do not always work
Germany, Austria and Cuba have at least one thing in common: they have all experienced what it means to be 'left out in the cold' and be considered 'bad company' by Western powers. However, just as Iran and South Africa, ...
Microsoft to launch Xbox One in 26 more countries
Microsoft said Tuesday it would launch its new Xbox One gaming and entertainment console in 26 additional countries by September, ramping up its efforts against rival Sony.
An end to animal testing for drug discovery?
As some countries and companies roll out new rules to limit animal testing in pharmaceutical products designed for people, scientists are stepping in with a new way to test therapeutic drug candidates and determine drug safety ...
Global powers sign declaration on sustainable fishing
Officials from some of the world's top fishing powers signed a declaration in Greece on Friday to promote sustainable management of fish stocks.
Dramatic drop in US IPO activity can't be blamed on tougher regulations
An extensive study of initial public offerings shows dramatic changes in the IPO landscape around the world over the past two decades, including a large decrease in the importance of IPOs in the United States ...
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible and more stressful
Women's jobs are poorer paid, less flexible, more stressful, and offer fewer promotion opportunities than men's, a large international study has found.
US bans commercial ivory trade
The United States banned the commercial trade of elephant ivory on Tuesday as part of a new drive to help African countries stem the rising threat to wildlife from poachers.
'Online press freedom eroding'
US mass surveillance, restrictive legislation and a wave of global cyberattacks drastically restricted online press freedom during 2013, a New York-based media watchdog warned Thursday.
Global corporate responsibility goes beyond banning bribes
(Phys.org) —Companies must see combating corruption and promoting human rights as connected and complementary moral duties in the countries where they operate, according to researchers at the University ...
Finland's education success opens new business niches
Finland's successful education system has become a selling point for companies and institutions specialising in software and courses for educators, even when targeting Asian countries with high-performing ...
Climate change research is globally skewed
The supply of climate change knowledge is biased towards richer countries - those that pollute the most and are least vulnerable to climate change – and skewed away from the poorer, fragile and more vulnerable regions of ...