Trade Winds

10 Jul 2017


  • Divya Skene
  • Trade Winds

This week’s readings focus on technologies adopted by business, and other drivers of change including the rise of a global middle class.

  • KPMG and Google announce India’s online education market is set to grow to $2 billion by 2021, with primary and secondary supplemental education the largest value sector, followed by test preparation then reskilling and online certifications..
  • IBM and EIU find that practical, applied, experience-based education is key to Upskilling India.
  • Asia Society’s ‘Disruptive Asia’ publication includes 20 essays presenting a wide range of perspectives on Australia’s connections to Asia – perspectives on ‘domestic Asia’ as well as ‘external Asia’.
  • After a rapid rise in resources and energy export earnings in 2016–17 (by 25 per cent to $205 billion) resource and energy export earnings are forecast to decline marginally in 2017–18 and 2018–19. Department of Industry releases its Resources and Energy Quarterly.
  • World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions convenes the next generation of fast-growing enterprises shaping the future of business and society – this summary of meeting presentations includes discussion of smog free bicycles, Uberisation of air travel and mobile payments’ share of retails sales in China.
  • WEF also released a list of the top ten emerging technologies for 2017.