News and insight
21 November 2018
The new space race
Satellites could help to connect 350 million people worldwide to the internet in the coming decade, says HSBC’s Davey Jose.
17 October 2018
Diverging fortunes for world economies
The outlook for the US is bright but emerging economies face a challenging 2019, says Janet Henry.
28 September 2018
The world in 2030
China is to become the world’s largest economy in 2030, according to our long-term projections.
26 September 2018
The future of cities
New technologies could make ‘smart cities’ cleaner, more efficient and safer places to live.
30 August 2018
Farming a fragile planet
Could technology help farmers around the world anticipate and adapt to climate change?
31 July 2018
The rise of China’s supercities
Plans for 19 supercity clusters are the heart of the next phase of the country’s urbanisation.
06 July 2018
Global economy faces triple shock
How could US monetary policy, oil prices and trade wars affect the global economy?
02 May 2018
The future consumer
Health is a priority for all three of the world’s new consumer groups, says Erwan Rambourg.
05 April 2018
Could the sweet spot turn sour?
The global economic recovery is set to continue. But risks remain – including protectionism.
19 March 2018
The changing face of Southeast Asia
Demographic shifts and accelerating urbanisation will shape the region’s economic development.
23 February 2018
The data dilemma
How much personal information are people willing to share – and how can companies earn trust?
26 January 2018
China sets a green example
The Belt and Road Initiative could be a chance to showcase high standards in sustainable design.
23 January 2018
Re-energising the world
The move to a post-fossil fuel world needs a major shift in infrastructure, says Stephen King.
08 January 2018
The global inequality challenge
Tackling inequality could support long-term economic growth, says Janet Henry.
22 December 2016
The UAE’s economic transformation
HSBC’s Abdulfattah Sharaf says the UAE continues to diversify its economy beyond oil and energy.
07 September 2016
UK needs to up trade game
It’s time for the UK to boost its services exports to fast-growing economies, says Stuart Gulliver.
11 August 2016
Southeast Asia’s consumer powerhouse
The ASEAN region is a potential game-changer for companies that are looking for growth.
05 May 2016
Europe’s growth platform
The largest trading bloc in the world continues to attract global businesses.