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Global issues. Forecasts for the Next 25 Years. The Single Most Critical Skill for the 21st Century 7 Ways to Spot Tomorrow’s Trends Today How to Succeed in an Age of Hyper-Change How Foresight Built a Fortune Forecast #1: Electric cars powered by fuel cells earn extra cash for their owners—Your next car may help pay for itself by selling its excess electricity back to the power company.

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Researchers in the Netherlands have developed electric cars using fuel cells that convert biogas or hydrogen into electricity. Then, while the car is parked, it generates extra electricity that you can sell to the power company for extra cash. Forecast #2: Open-source robot blueprints cut the cost of robots by 90%—Robot development may soon dramatically accelerate thanks to new open-source hardware-sharing systems. Similar to open-source software for computers, this new robot-development platform allows participants to share their designs so that other developers can adapt or improve on them. Home. CIFP - Country Indicators for Foreign Policy. Standard & Poor's. Prospects for the Global Economy. Intro The year began on a positive note. A marked improvement in market sentiment, combined with monetary policy easing in developing countries, was reflected in a rebound in economic activity in both developing and advanced countries.

However, since the beginning of May, much of this progress has been called into question by a re-igniting of Euro Area jitters, which roiled financial markets around the globe. Global Insight: Country & Industry Forecasting. World - GDP - real growth rate - Historical Data Graphs per Year. Index forecasts weaker growth. The index predicts future real GDP growth (gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation) based on 11 leading economic and financial indicators.

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Four of the 11 indicators were positive in July, up from three in June. Positive indicators include hours worked, real capital goods orders, the real money supply and light-vehicle sales, all of which increased. Morgan Stanley - Global Economic Forum. Top Economic Reports March 05, 2014 By The Global Economics Team | ​Asia Pacific Economics: Asia Insight: Asia’s Debt Indulgence: AXJ’s leverage levels have picked up sharply over the past six years...

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Leverage in AXJ is relatively over-extended when evaluated in the context of the region’s per capita incomes. Oxford Economics. Global Economic Outlook. Slow Global Growth to See a Rebound in 2014 Faster Increase in Public and Private Investment and Policy Reform to Drive Productivity Can Counter Long Term Slowdown Main results: Global growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adjusted for inflation, will rebound from 2.9 percent in 2013 to 3.5 percent in 2014 – a slight upward revision from our projection of 3.1 percent, last November.

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CESifo Group: Ifo Institute, Center for Economic Studies (CES), CESifo GmbH. Consensus Economics - Economic Forecasts and Indicators.