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Forget all the fluffy stuff about the planet, equality or your grandchildren and consider this: the bottom line depends on sustainability. Understand that and you guarantee your own future.

The finance world’s short-termism will destroy our communities, economies and the planet

Banks and financial institutions are (still, mostly) macho, testosterone-fuelled environments where making the quick buck trumps almost every other consideration

The Asian bloc clearly has a larger share than anywhere else, representing just over a third (33.84%) of global GDP. That’s compared to North America, which represents just over a quarter, at 27.95%.

The world’s 10 biggest economies in 2017

The economy of the United States is the largest in the world. At $18 trillion, it represents a quarter share of the global economy (24.3%), according to the latest World Bank figures

5G was, like in 2016, a main subject during the World Mobile Congress 2017 in Barcelona. US chip giant Qualcomm announced its stepping up its 5G push to support timely commercial deployments and plans to conduct 5G New Radio (NR) field trials with two tier-1 operators. It will partner with Vodafone group in the UK to test 5G interoperability and conduct an over-the-air field trial based on NR specifications.

GSMA Survey: 5G expect to be widely available in 2020

5G is a far more complex migration than that of 3G to 4G. Is the expectation of its arrival likely to be over-enthusiastic at best and unrealistic at worst?

The Chinese company has aspirations to be number one as it moves to make more expensive devices aimed at western markets. In 2011 it shipped 1m handsets; last year this figure rose to more than 139m. ‘Smartphones are becoming some kind of commodity but technology is evolving’, says Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei’s consumer business since 2011.

Huawei made its mark early at the MWC 2017

Huawei made is marks early at this year’s Mobile World Congress, unveiling its new P10 flagship smartphones and smart watches

The problems of privacy and digital divide could worsen if we don’t take the appropriate measures. It’s important to deal with that because the debate about our privacy online will become more pronounced. Human beings are not good at adapting to new things, up until the time they need to.

Big data: how much is too much?

Big data could soon allow us to shape public policy, financial products, healthcare and education to suit our personal needs

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