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While Jakarta may still lag behind other major cities in terms of internet infrastructure, a recent survey revealed that the capital is one of the world's leading cities for digital businesses. According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's "Connecting commerce" report, Jakarta ranked 8th among 45 cities in the ...
The Economist has ranked Libya 154 out of 167 countries in its latest edition of democracy Index 2017. According to the index entitled "Free speech under attack," Libya came in the 14th place in the Arab world, followed by Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. The index is based on 5 criteria, which includes, ...

North America has been classed as a "flawed democracy", falling short of the threshold of a fully democratic society for the second year running, according to a comprehensive new report. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) produces an annual review ranking countries on their adherence to 60 distinct ...
Read alsoUkraine 12 points ahead of Russia in World Justice Project's rule of law IndexThe Economist Intelligence Unit's democracy Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture. Based on their ...
The reality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's India has been uncovered and it is not very pleasing, The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) latest Global democracy Index report suggests. India -- which scored the 42nd place on the Index, disclosed earlier this week -- suffers from lack of tolerance and a ...
In contrast to The Economist Intelligence Unit, IDEA contests the current view that democracy is in decline, arguing instead that it has shown resilience. Taking data from 1975 to 2016, it shows how the percentage of democratic countries has risen from 30% to 68%. IDEA does however acknowledge that ...

5 Insights to Help Prepare students for the Future of Work, From the Economist and Google. Michele Molnar ... Preparing students for 21st-century jobs that have yet to be imagined will require teaching "soft skills" and new teaching strategies, a worldwide study by the Economist's Intelligence Unit found.
For the second consecutive year the United States ranks as a "flawed democracy" according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, which annually ranks the health of democracy in nations around the world. The U.S. tied with Italy and trails just behind South Korea in the EIU's ranking. The U.S. and Italy -- with ...
Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania is perceived as better off in democracy in East Africa after ranking top in the bloc's Democracy Index 2017 ranking by the London based Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, whose 2017 edition was published this week, provides a ...
The Economist's report says that a large share of those living under autocratic rule are in China. Photo: Artur Widak / NurPhoto via Getty ... The tenth edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's democracy Index suggests that this unwelcome trend remains firmly in place," The Economist writes. Show less.
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. Some stoicism will always be needed, because health care is complex and ...
Beijing, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- While China's first-tier cities tend to grab the limelight, it is the lower-tier cities that will see stronger economic growth in coming years, according to a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Supported by infrastructure development, cities in central China have made ...
The state of democracy in Cambodia has declined to the point where it is now led by an outright "authoritarian" regime, according to the latest Democracy Index from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The Democracy Index 2017, released yesterday, ranked Cambodia 124th out of 167 countries, sliding 12 ...
MANILA, Philippines - The rule of President Rodrigo Duterte and the extension of martial law in Mindanao have "adversely affected" the quality of democracy in The Philippines, according to a report of The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In its Democracy Index 2017 released on Wednesday, January 31, ...
"Pakistan's external position remains extremely vulnerable," Duncan Innes-Ker, regional director for Asia and Australia at advisory firm The Economist Intelligence Unit, told CNBC via email. "Rising oil prices have pushed up its import bill." But, Emad Mostaque, co-chief investment officer at emerging market ...
Georgia's economy will grow between four to six percent in 2018, believes analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit Max Lambertson. The Economist Intelligence Unit is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, a sister company of the Economist magazine. Lambertson posted on twitter ...
Hong Kong's democratic standing tumbled three places in 2017 to hit a five-year low, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit's latest democracy Index released on Wednesday. The city ranked 71 out of the 165 independent states and two territories assessed annually by the British research group, ...

A DECADE has passed since Larry Diamond, a political scientist at Stanford University, put forward the idea of a global "democratic recession". The tenth edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's democracy Index suggests that this unwelcome trend remains firmly in place. The index, which comprises 60 ...
July 2017: Protesters in New Delhi take part in a sit-in over a spate of assaults against Muslims and low-caste Dalits by Hindu vigilantes. Asia ended 2017 less free than it began it. The Economist Intelligence Unit's annual assessment of freedoms across 167 countries said Asia-Pacific had "experienced the ...
Despite a recent minor recovery in oil prices, Russia's economy is not forecast to do much better than others. The Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts that Russia's economy will grow no more than 2% in 2018, while the International Monetary Fund forecasts it will grow an average 1.5% through 2023.
EIU which is a member of The Economist Group has on many occasions made wrong predictions. Before the 2014 elections, the think-tank tipped the then president Joyce Banda to win the elections but she lost. The Intelligence Unit has also on several occasions failed to correctly predict election outcomes ...
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Connecting commerce report, 8 Asian cities made it to the top 10 list in business confidence in digital environment. The EIU report was commissioned by Telstra. For the fourth year, the report gauges business confidence in the digital environment at a city ...
Main opposition Malawi Congress Part (MCP) has downplayed a new country report for Malawi released by London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist Group which says President Peter Mutharika may have an edge over the opposition in 2019 elections, saying it is not reflective of ...
What that really means is that the Chinese government wants significant control over what crosses its borders, even as it champions free trade, said Tom Rafferty of The Economist Intelligence Unit. China wants such "deep government intervention" so that it can maintain stability at home and spread its ...
©olm26250/ISTOCK/THINKSTOCK. The U.S. and global economies are expected to continue their current growth patterns for the next two years, with a mild recession expected in 2020, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). "We're not quite in a boom right now - we're in 'good-ish' times now," ...
The economy Intelligence Unit warned if the Federal Reserve tightens interest rates it could put too much pressure on the US economy. Andrew Staples, director of The Economist Intelligence Unit for Southeast Asia discussing the US economy said: "We expect the economy to slip into a technical recession ...
(It's The Economist Intelligence Unit -- I looked it up.) Who cares? After the bleak years of the early 1990s recession, a few things went right and we're caught in a feedback loop. AMAZING AERIAL PHOTOS OVER MELBOURNE LANDMARKS · MELBOURNE NAMED WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE CITY FOR ...
institutions that proffer these measures - such as the World Bank, Transparency International and The Economist Intelligence Unit - are well-respected and deemed to be scientifically objective. READ agriculture is changing and so must agri Economists. These indices are critical because they serve as a ...
For those still wondering if the best is yet to come going into an election year, The Economist Intelligence Unit says not quite. Its quarterly economic forecast predicts a return to form, but less than expected. Its first-quarter report says Belize continues to cope with significant internal and external pressures ...
The U.S. economy is on track for its next recession, according to a prominent research firm, but it's not likely to be that severe. "We expect the economy to slip into a technical recession in early 2020," Andrew Staples, director of The Economist Intelligence Unit for Southeast Asia, told CNBC's "The Rundown.".
The Economist Intelligence Unit recently reported that the strategy of the Mozambican authorities in the medium term is to "speed up efforts to strengthen ties with Asian countries - particularly China (a large creditor in Mozambique) and coal and gas-importing countries including India, Japan, and Thailand, ...
He says Accion partners with The Economist Intelligence Unit to annually rank 65 countries on what they do to promote financial inclusion. In the last couple of years, according to him, India is the most improved player. "They have jumped to the top of the list." More importantly, he points out, a regulator in ...
In September, the Economist's Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) published a white paper titled, "education Redefined: The Future is Now." The paper makes a case for developing analytical and creative skills, digital and technological skills, entrepreneurial skills, leadership skills, civic and global awareness ...
Sensors are cheaper, faster and more prolific than ever. Looking at research from prominent analysts, plans for mass adoption are very promising. Gartner estimates that AI is about two-five years away from mainstream adoption, for instance, and 75% of executives polled by The Economist Intelligence Unit ...
The government on Friday launched the Liveability index to rate 116 Indian cities. The tool seeks to measure the quality of life in 99 smart cities, capital cities and those with a population of over one million. The ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) through an international bidding process under World Bank-funded ...
The Ministry has decided to involve The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in the process of ranking the cities. The EIU brings out an annual liveability index of cities across the world. "The EIU of The Economist, the London-based weekly, in alliance with the IPSOS Research Private Limited and Athena ...
However the president may not like the deal, however, he cannot legally end it without consensus from its other signatories, notes Pat Thaker, regional director for the Middle East and Africa at The Economist Intelligence Unit. "None of [them] have shown real appetite for a renegotiation of its terms, and have ...
... ranking highly in indicators including "caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance." It also took top spot on the Legatum Institute's 2017 Prosperity Index, and in 2016, was ranked the best democracy in the world for the sixth time in a row by The Economist Intelligence Unit, ...
"With memories of the sovereign debt crisis, Berlusconi's legal troubles and his sex scandals having somewhat faded, the former prime minister is now seeking to play the role of elder statesman," Peter Ceretti, analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), told CNBC via email. This front pages of Italian ...
France and Germany top a new Sustainable Tourism Index produced by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with the UK in third place. The index, launched at the turn of the year, assesses countries on their commitment to developing sustainable practices in tourism. The inaugural index features just 10 ...
The incumbent is likely to win the first round with close to 40 percent of the votes but the "anti-Zeman vote" in the second round should ultimately help Drahos clinch the presidency, Emily Mansfield, lead Czech Republic analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), told CNBC Friday. "People either love ...
"Although too small to directly impact the economy, [the sanctions] will serve to further damage much needed investor sentiment towards Iran," Pat Thaker, regional director for the Middle East and Africa at The Economist Intelligence Unit, told CNBC Thursday. Iran remains mired in deficit, and while the ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit said in a note that it expects UK car sales to keep slowing through 2019, but noted that the sales drop is part of a cycle: most people who can afford a new car have bought one recently, and there's little replacement demand as the average age of cars in the UK is under eight ...
EVER since the global economy completed its rebound from the financial crisis of 2008, it has grown at a moderate but steady pace. That trend is likely to continue in 2018: according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the world's GDP is expected to increase by 2.7% this year, just slightly less than the ...
IN the latest study by The Economist Intelligence Unit, firms in two Indian cities -- Bangalore and Mumbai -- registered the greatest confidence in how their local environment supports digital transformation. Five other Asian cities including Beijing, Jakarta, Manila, New Delhi and Shanghai ranked in the top ...
... had to be reviewed downwards because our political risk insurance has improved following how we conducted ourselves in the last election despite the fears by organisations like the Economic Intelligence Unit that we may go southwards," he added in an interview with Joy FM on Wednesday, 3 January.
"Pakistan and the U.S. have had a fraught relationship for years, but the big change recently has been China," said Simon Baptist, Asia regional director at The Economist Intelligence Unit. "China has really gone hard in cementing its existing relationship with Pakistan, it's really the only place that's seen ...
England's cricketers, and the travelling Barmy Army, are enjoying the charms of Sydney this week, a city that frequently finds itself at the business end of every survey to find the world's best places to live. PwC placed in fifth last year, Mercer put it 10th, while The Economist Intelligence Unit has it at number ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit, EIU, expects post-election unrest from groups affiliated to ruling governments to continue for at least the next four years ... In its outlook report for Ghana spanning 2018 to 2022, The Economist Intelligence Unit, however suggested that, there may be some exaggerations with ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit, a UK-based advisory business, said rising inflation and a recent increase in food prices were to blame for the protests, as well as a lack of economic development. youth unemployment remained at about 40%, the EIU noted, despite a promise by the Rouhani administration ...


 

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