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The Economist Global Business Review is a new Chinese- English bilingual digital product from the editors of The Economist Group, launched in May 2015.

The product is designed for the Globally Curious Achievers and beyond, readers who want mind-stretching journalism.

The Economist GBR

The Economist Global Business Review is a new Chinese- English bilingual digital product from the editors of The Economist Group, launched in May 2015.

Each month, the best business, finance and technology articles from the weekly publication are selected and translated, and delivered to reader's mobile device with an intuitive and attractive digital application interface. The articles report on key trends shaping the global business community, always with the deep insight and sharp perspectives. The Economist Global Business Review also engages more Chinese readers to analyze the world and also to provoke for critical thinking.

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Big energy and big tech: Oil rush

Technology firms stampede to woo the energy industry

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India’s economy: Modifications

Despite high expectations, Narendra Modi’s economic policies have not made a decisive break with the past

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Water: Thirsty planet

Climate change and population growth make the world’s water woes more urgent, says Simon Long

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Business and global warming: Hot, unbothered

Corporations need to rethink how they approach climate risk

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Berkshire Hathaway: Buffettology

What four decades of correspondence from the Oracle of Omaha reveal

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Tech and privacy: Facebook’s third act

A new business model could make the company harder to break up

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Psychology: Dinner diplomacy

Sharing food leads to more successful negotiations

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UNIQLO: Back to basics

The third-largest clothing retailer wants to dominate the world from Asia

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Energy and Climate: Crude awakening

ExxonMobil and the oil industry are making a bet that could end up wrecking the climate

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Demography and automation: Robots that look after grandma

Because of ageing, the world needs a robotics revolution. The machines don’t seem ready for one

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Ageing in Japan: Home help

The government is struggling to curb the rising cost of health care

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Childhood: The generation game

In just a few decades childhood has changed out of all recognition, says Barbara Beck. What does that mean for children, parents and society at large?

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Arms control: Taming terminators

Humans must keep tight control of autonomous weapons

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The euro zone: Euroboom to eurogloom

So much for the recovery. The currency bloc is losing steam

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British universities: Money and meaning

Studying a “useless” field at Oxbridge costs a mint in forgone earnings

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PayPal: Money in your purse

Under a “refounder” boss, one of the original dotcoms is thriving by defying conventional wisdom

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Buttonwood: Sooner or later?

The perils of trying to time the market

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Towards Zero carbon: The hydrogen bombshell

What would it take to decarbonise the global economy? Lots of clean electricity and a revolutionary shift towards the lightest gas, writes Henry Tricks

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Charting the news: What the world reads now

The news events that most engrossed audiences in 2018

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Technology centres: Migrating nerds

As immigrant techies shun America, Canada has rolled out the red carpet

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Peak smartphone: Bad news for Apple. Good news for humanity

The maturing of the smartphone industry should be celebrated, not lamented

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University admissions: How straight is the gate?

Selectivity and equality are often thought to conflict; but there is contrary evidence

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The American economy: Powell position

AMENDING a famous metaphor, Janet Yellen once said that the Federal Reserve would “keep refilling the punch bowl until the guests have all arrived”.

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Digital health: Doctor You

NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits.

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India’s economy: The missing middle class

AFTER China, where next? Over the past two decades, the world’s most populous country has become the market qua non of just about every global company seeking growth.

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Brains and machines: Thought experiments

IN THE gleaming facilities of the Wyss Centre for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, a lab technician takes a well plate out of an incubator.

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Computing geography (2): Great cloud of China

WHICH of the world’s tech giants boasts the fastest-growing computing cloud? Many would guess either Amazon or Google, which operate the world’s largest networks of data centres, but the correct answer is Alibaba.

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Anti-Money-Laundering Technology: Washing whiter

KEEN, no doubt, to stay alive, drug traffickers tend to be prompter payers than most. For software firms, this is just one of many clues that may hint at the laundering of ill-gotten money.

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Buttonwood: Out of Touch

WHEN you work as an equity analyst at an investment bank, your task is clear. It is to comb all the statements made by corporate executives, to scour the industry trends and arrive at an accurate forecast of the company’s profits.

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Gender in Academia: Question Time

ONE theory to explain the low share of women in senior academic jobs is that they have less self-confidence than men. This hypothesis is supported by data in a new working paper, by a team of researchers from five universities in America and Europe.

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Investing in Collectables: The Passion Index

DIAMONDS, they say, are for ever. They can be pricey, too. On December 5th 173 lots of jewels auctioned by Sotheby’s raised $54m.

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Neurotechnology: The Next Frontier

TECHNOLOGIES are often billed as transformative. For William Kochevar, the term is justified. Mr Kochevar is paralysed below the shoulders after a cycling accident, yet has managed to feed himself by his own hand.

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Schumpeter: The Santa Clause

DEAR Team, I trust you are looking forward to your vacations and that the spirit of love and generosity infuses your family gatherings. I also hope that this spirit will be left next to the Christmas tree when you return to work at this incredible company on January 2nd.

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Video Games: Looting the Punters

A DECADE ago the idea of paying real money for virtual items was strange and exotic. These days many video-game publishers build their business models around it.

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China’s economic blueprint

Deeper reform is the way forward, says Li Keqiang, prime minister of China

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