The World Bank projects global growth to improve to 2.7 percent in 2017, up from a decade-low 2.4 in 2016. Growth rates should further improve over the next two years. We summarize the important points of the World Bank's recent Global Economics Prospects report and take a look at its forecasts for five critical global economies.
Many of China’s super-rich have turned to the West for guidance on etiquette, in particular to the UK tradition of employing a butler to oversee staff and household operations. As a result, schools devoted to training butlers are proliferating in the country.
This week’s Global Glance looks at gay bars around the world, and why some are on the decline and some are emerging and resemble US gay bars of old.
This week's Global Glance describes the G20 in a nutshell and explores the G20's recent discussions about Brexit.
This week we look at: Venezuela’s economic crisis; Lyft’s evolving global expansion strategy; and Larry, the UK’s Chief Mouser.
This week's Global Glance looks at why Netflix and Amazon may need to meet content quotas, and the least romantic wedding night ever.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at how to launder money and shoot craps at the same time, the trouble with judging NAFTA, and why US expats and accidental Americans loath the IRS.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at two good interviews about the UE-US Data Privacy Shield, a government takeover of Turkey’s largest newspaper, and how the current whisky boom is leading to a single malt drought.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at Apple begging in Brussels; swearing in the US and the UK; and a cleric's declaration that chess is the work of the devil.
In this week's Global Glance we look at locking in workers in the US and India, China’s smog crisis, and China’s soccer aspirations.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Thanksgiving holidays around the world, how Marriott’s recent acquisition highlights the importance of a large global footprint, and the world’s first international rugby star.
In this week's Global Glance, we look at observations from the author of "China Rich Girlfriend," Canadian expats’ right to vote and whether we should care, and the Greek debt crisis.