As lockdown measures start to be eased in most countries around the world, the experts of The Conversation’s global network have focused this week on the major trends that are reshaping trade and the global economy.
In Indonesia, severe public penalties are inflicted upon people found to be in same-sex relationships. Beawiharta Beawiharta/ReutersAs the number of workers taking international assignments increases, companies have more responsibility to look after their LGBTI employees who face persecution while on assignment.
The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs.
The community of L'Atelier Paysan is building a wheat thresher. Chris Giotitsas/University of Leicester, CC BY-NC-NDWhat if globally designed products could radically change how we work, produce and consume? Several examples across continents show the way we are producing and consuming goods could be improved by relying on globally shared digital resources, such as design, knowledge and software.
Today, megacities have become synonymous with economic growth. In both developing and developed countries, cities with populations of 10 million or more account for one-third to one-half of their gross domestic product.
Cutting off the Maduro regime's cash flow won't help the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, where hunger, poverty and sickness are deepening the nation's plunge into chaos. AP Photo/Ariana CubillosThe White House recently announced new financial sanctions on Venezuela in a rebuke to the country’s power-grabbing president, Nicolás Maduro.
Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a hub for international corporate headquarters and local startups.