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2017

What's Changing? - Demographics
 Demographics
Halcyon In Future 16 April 2018

 

April 2018

  • The average age of Arab heads of state is currently 72, while the average age of their people is just 25, according to The Economist. Six years after the Arab Spring, that generation gap continues to fuel the sense that the region’s leaders are hopelessly out of touch with their own people. Signal Media asked whether, at 32 years old, can Saudi Arabia’s headstrong Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman change that in the region’s most hidebound kingdom?
  • Millennials have become the most dominant category in the USA overtaking the Baby Boomers (Pew, 2017)

 

March 2018

What's Changing? - Equality

Equality

 

Please see below the latest key developments around (in)equality.

 

2018

 

April

  • A report from the World Bank found that South Africa is the world’s most unequal country. The top 1 percent of South Africans own 70.9 percent of the nation's wealth. The bottom 60 percent of South Africans collectively control just 7 percent.

 

2017

What's Changing? - Identity

Identity

 

Identities are always at some level imagined, believes Eurasia Group, arguing that what people choose to focus on differs widely from country to country, according to a 2017 study by Pew Research. A few findings:

  • 52% of Hungarians see place of birth as the most important attribute of national identity, while only 13% of Germans say the same.

  • 84% of Dutch say being able to speak the national language is very important to being truly part of the nation, but only 59% of Italians share this view. 

What's Happening? - AI: at WEF 2017

As business opportunities for artificial intelligence multiply, how can industry leaders design the principles and technical standards into their products that benefit society as a whole? Dimensions addressed by the panel included: data ecosystems for privacy and security, algorithms for greater social inclusion and institutions to build trust among stakeholders.

What Might Happen? - Forecasting 2017

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What will 2017 bring? Throughout the last quarter of 2016, Halcyon is crafting this evolving index of significant forecasts for the year ahead..

If you have any questions or suggestions of further forecasts to include, please contact Dominic Kelleher.  Please note that this is a work in progress, due for completion in December 2016.

 

CONTENTS

Economic Forecasts

  • Global
    • Europe
      • ​UK

  • Technology Forecasts
    • Overall Tech Trends
    • Digital

 

ECONOMIC FORECASTS

GLOBAL

The pace of global growth will quicken in 2017 as the US economy picks up, and Brazil and Russia emerge from recession, believes the EIU.