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Bigger Picture: The new age of screen content

Prepared for Google by AlphaBeta.
Screen content is undergoing an evolutionary leap. For sixty years, content was delivered from mostly the same sources, via mostly the same means, to mostly the same device.

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Companies pushing sustainable urban infrastructure could create $3.7 trillion annual windfall in 2030

Prepared by AlphaBeta for Business and Sustainable Development Commission.
New research shows sustainable business models could also generate 170 million jobs by unlocking opportunities across 16 areas, including affordable housing, energy efficiency in buildings, and public transport.

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BBC Business Daily: India’s Green Revolution

Business Daily – BBC, 01 December 2016. Presenter: Ed Butler.
Today we are talking revolutions – not those fought on the battlefield or city streets – but those waged in agriculture. It’s 50 years since a Green Revolution began transforming India’s rice production, and soon afterwards Asia’s ability to feed itself more generally.

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The New Work Mindset: 7 new jobs clusters to help young people navigate the new work order

Prepared for FYA by AlphaBeta.
There is an urgent need to shift mindsets in our approach to jobs, careers and work. New big data analysis provides us with insights into the patterns of skills young people now require to navigate complex and uncertain working lives.

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Take Charge of Your Future Work Realities

HQ Asia by Sara R Moulton & Wong Su-Yen.
In a world where robots, automation and gamification become the norm, how can a workforce adjust to be future-ready? For a start, by becoming more human.

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Using technology to serve the unbanked in ASEAN

Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson & Sacha Polverini.
Digital financial services can be crucial for overcoming the tyranny of geography in Southeast Asia, where traditional financial institutions have found it difficult to build out their footprint in remote areas

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Valuing the SDG Prize in Food and Agriculture

Prepared for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission by AlphaBeta.
The food system to 2030 is faced with a number of challenges related to innovation, demand, supply and regulation. A step change in innovation is needed to meet future demand,

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Google Economic Impact Australia 2015

Google impacts the lives of millions of Australians every day. Google Search helps us harness the immense resources of the internet to assist our work, study and personal lives.

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ABC Lateline: Future of Jobs

Lateline – ABC, 29 June 2016. Reporter: Margot O’Neill.
A special report on the future of employment, with predictions that half of young Australians are preparing themselves now for 40%

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Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?

World Economic Forum, by Fraser Thompson.
There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case.

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Firms should seize the openings from new Singapore-Australia pact

The Business Times, by Fraser Thompson.
Engagement with Asia has been part of the economic mantra of every Australian government since the 1980s. In that time, Australia’s trade with Asia has soared, but many of those bilateral economic relationships

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The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order

For FYA by AlphaBeta.
We can no longer delay investing in the future of young Australians. For the first time, big data analysis shows us that the New Work Order is here.

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ABC 7.30 Report: Dr Andrew Charlton on China’s Economic Challenges and Opportunities

7.30 Report – ABC, Reporter: Hayden Cooper
Andrew Charlton describes China’s economic challenges in five minutes on ABC 7.30. AlphaBeta has been warning that China’s growth was unsustainable since 2011.

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Workforce and productivity summit: Robots threaten youth jobs

Financial Review, by Rachel Nickless.
Business leaders are calling for simpler, consistent rules for employing young people – and a new ‘simple’ award for small business employees – as part of a national response to the worsening youth unemployment problem.

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ASEAN could be Australia’s next growth frontier

Singapore Business Times, by Fraser Thompson.
Recently, Australia brought its largest ever overseas delegation of businesses to Jakarta as part of the Indonesia-Australia Business Week. It is the latest in a series of actions that seek to build closer economic

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Regulating the new economy

AlphaBeta Report by Tarah Barzanji & Andrew Charlton.
Eight lessons from a case study of ride sharing, Uber and the ACT Government.

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Australian Economic Note: RBA Dilemma: One size doesn’t fit all

AlphaBeta Report by Andrew Charlton.
Imagine that instead of the Reserve Bank of Australia settling a single interest rate for the whole country, each State could set its own rate based on local economic conditions.

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The Lucky 8 – Preparing for the new China

AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton.
AlphaBeta’s recent research trip: Eight opportunities for Australian business in the new Chinese economy.

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China’s transition: Risks and opportunities for South-east Asia

AICD International Newsletter & Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson.
The substantial devaluation of the Reminbi against the US Dollar and the tumbling Chinese stock market have renewed global concerns that the Chinese economic miracle is coming

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Kick starting growth after the mining boom in Australia and Canada

The Business -ABC News. Reporter: Michael Janda.
Canada has already slipped into recession. Business reporter, Michael Janda compares two of the world;s most resource dependent developed economics.

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