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New OECD paper finds progress in life expectancy slowing The new OECD working paper on trends in life expectancy in OECD countries and potential explanations for why improvements have slowed in recent years The slowdown in improvements in life expectancy since 2011 has been greatest in the USA, where life expectancy has fallen in recent … More Worth Reading

Personalities

Nordstrom appoints two new members to Board of Directors Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. announced on February 27, 2019, the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Kirsten Green, Forerunner Ventures founder and managing director and Glenda McNeal, American Express Company Enterprise Strategic Partnerships president. Green launched San Francisco-based Forerunner Ventures in 2010 which … More Personalities

Finnish innovation and collaboration are shaping the future of textiles

By guest author Kirsi Niinimäki, Associate Professor in design at Aalto University Last year, Finland’s most watched event got a dose of nature. Jenni Haukio, the spouse of Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, wore a gown made of 100 per cent birch-based fabric to the annual Independence Day reception. When Haukio’s choice of evening gown was … More Finnish innovation and collaboration are shaping the future of textiles

Can China turn the Middle of Nowhere into the Centre of the World Economy?

Today’s Newsletter is about China and its Belt & Road concept. According to the New York Times Magazine, the “behind” of China is to become the World’s Power No. 1. This article was researched by the New York Times Magazine, with support from New York University’s Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. Ben Mauk is the … More Can China turn the Middle of Nowhere into the Centre of the World Economy?