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Chain reactions: Digitalisation in procurement

Chain reactions: building value in procurement through digitalisation

The research provides a deep dive into how procurement is changing as a result of the forces at work, and what some of the catalysts in this shift are.

Film's new horizons

As the 2022 Cannes festival wraps its first full event since the pandemic, and audiences venture back into cinemas, the film industry is crossing its fingers for a sustained recovery of in-person events and viewing. A strong slate of new movies recently hitting the cinema, including Top Gun, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Downton Abbey: A New Era, will, the industry hopes, get audience numbers back to or above their pre-pandemic levels. Cinema ad sales in the UK are set to exceed those of the pre-pandemic era this year.

Digital Cities Index 2022: European Cities outperformed with open data projects and tightly defined sustainability schemes

Consumer demand for digital currencies expected to increase, Economist Impact study finds

Seizing the opportunity: the future of AI in Latin America

As Latin America is looking to a post-covid future, this report examines the current state of AI in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico and provides a high-level outlook for the next decade. Building on an interview programme with policymakers, business executives and academics, alongside desk research, this report explores AI investments, industry trends in the region, and the policy environment and challenges. The report concludes with a series of policy takeaways based on international good practice for policymakers looking to develop their AI ecosystems and capabilities.

The super-app model in the Middle East and Africa

The emergence of the next generation of digital challengers—super-apps—has presented a conundrum to incumbent companies, both within and outside the financial sector. Tracing the evolution of super-apps in China shows that their disruptive impact is evident. In this report we ask what lessons this holds for the Middle East and Africa, not just for technology firms poised to become super-apps but also for the incumbents themselves, particularly those in the financial services industry.

Breaking news: the economic impact of covid-19 on the global news media industry

The global news media industry is under threat at a time when access to trustworthy, independent journalism is, for many, a matter of life and death.

Fashioning a fairer future

In mid-February a fashion industry coalition announced the adoption of an inclusion rider—a contractual diversity commitment—based on a campaign that started several years ago in Hollywood. Such riders can be used by individuals in contract negotiations or adopted as hiring policies by companies. It could, advocates hope, help the industry to truly democratise access to opportunity and reward all demographic groups fairly, which it has struggled to do thus far.

Bridging digital divides key to Asia-Pacific’s economic recovery, Economist Impact study finds

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