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Asia
Singapore’s New Approach to Education

Why Children in Singapore Will No Longer Be Ranked by Exam Results

The island nation is changing its educational focus to encourage school children to develop the life skills they will need when they enter the world of work.

Africa
World Economic Forum

How a Giraffe Puppet Can Change the World

In Ethiopia, where just over half of adults are still illiterate, the chances are that many young children will never be exposed to books before they start school. Bruktawit Tigabu, a former primary school teacher and now the CEO of Whiz Kids Workshop, is determined to close the gap...with a puppet giraffe.

Asia
Oceans of Plastic

Asia’s Plastic Problem Is Choking the World’s Oceans. Here’s How to Fix It

Every year 8 million tonnes of discarded plastic ends up in the ocean, and the situation is getting worse. According to a World Economic Forum report, under the current mode and growth of plastic usage, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight) by 2050.

Asia
WEF ASEAN 2018 Summit

These Are Some of Asia’s Most Creative Start-Ups

The World Economic Forum has selected 80 winning start-ups to take part in its ASEAN 2018 summit as part of a competition to find the region’s most innovative new companies.

Opinion: Harvard Needs to Address Concerns on Bamboo Ceiling

Being accused of giving lower personality ratings to Asian-American applicants, Harvard University has been questioned for its commitment to defending diversity. Finding this revelation alarming, Jun-Han Su, PhD Candidate at Harvard and columnist at Crossing, calls for emphasis on 'true inclusion.'

Americas
Troubles in Emerging Markets

What Do the Economic Woes of Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia Have in Common?

Investors look out! Financial crises are emerging in emerging markets. Turkey, Argentina and Indonesia have experienced plummeting currencies and outflow of foreign investment. What do these countries have in common?

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