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6 Numbers That Prove The Future Is African

By 2030 one in five people will be African. Combine the continent’s soaring population with technology, improvements in infrastructure, health and education, and Africa could be the next century’s economic growth powerhouse.

Read Here – World Economic Forum

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Year In Review: 2016 In 12 Charts

Between the social, political, and economic upheavals affecting our lives, and the violence and forced displacement making headlines, you’d be forgiven for feeling gloomy about 2016. A look at the data reveals some of the challenges we face but also the progress we’ve made toward a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future. Here are 12 charts that help tell the stories of the year.

Read Here – The World Bank Group

Opportunity Pushes More Chinese Firms Into India

In 2015, trade between China and India stood at $71.62 billion, up 1.4 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM).  As of the end of 2015, outstanding investment volume by Chinese companies in India totalled $3.55 billion, while Indian firms invested $644 million in China, the MOFCOM data showed. Also in 2015, Chinese non-financial direct investment to India reached $143 million, down 41.2 percent. Meanwhile, Indian investment to China reached $80.8 million, up 59.2 percent from the previous year.

Read Here – Global Times

11 Numbers Showing India Has A Long Way to Go To Become The Next China

Read Here – The Wall Street Journal

5 Gaps That Define India-China Relationship

Mobile Phones Bring Technological Edge For Afghanistan

In the eyes of the rest of the world, war-torn Afghanistan is a place with a beaten-down infrastructure, the minimum of modern amenities and certainly none of the services made possible by the latest technological advances powering the Internet, financial services and telecommunications. Surprisingly, however, Afghanistan is on the leading edge of the mobile-money and banking revolution sweeping through developing countries from Kenya to Indonesia.

Read Here – Time

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