Regulating a Digital Economy: An Indian Perspective

The “fourth industrial revolution” which has been characterised by end-to-end digitalisation has led to unprecedented increases in connectivity and data flows. By 2017, Asia had the largest number of internet users in the world, with 1.9 billion people online. Joshua Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution, spoke about regulating the … Continue reading Regulating a Digital Economy: An Indian Perspective

Creative economy has new impetus in digital world

Fast-paced changes in the digital economy are shaking up the creative industries and producing new opportunities to advance development and diversity. The intersection of the creative and digital economies – and the emerging opportunities at this nexus – was an important discussion point at a recent services trade fair in Beijing, China, with UNCTAD and … Continue reading Creative economy has new impetus in digital world

The iWorld Expo 2018 Themed on Digital Economy Kicked Off in Chengdu

On August 16, 2018, the iWorld Expo 2018 grandly kicked off at the Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center in Chengdu. During the three-day period, under the theme of "Digital Economy in the New Era", a wonderful event about artificial intelligence and the mobile Internet ecosystem will come onto stage in three major dimensions: exhibitions, international … Continue reading The iWorld Expo 2018 Themed on Digital Economy Kicked Off in Chengdu

Digital economy plays key role in high-quality growth (China)

China's manufacturing industry is aiming to transform itself from "Quantity" to "Quality". The key strategy is to develop a digital economy, said Li Yizhong, the former minister from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology on Sunday. Speaking at the 2018 World Forum on Scientific and Technological Innovation in Beijing,Li said "A digital economy means … Continue reading Digital economy plays key role in high-quality growth (China)

Germany – Digital Economy Monitoring report 2018

The DIGITAL Economy Index provides a number to show the level of digitalisation in the German economy. It is based on a survey of high-ranking decision-makers from 1,061 businesses. Three aspects are incorporated in the economy index: the use of digital devices, the state of internal company digitalisation, and the effect of digitalisation on the … Continue reading Germany – Digital Economy Monitoring report 2018

Competition challenges in the digital economy

Slow productivity growth and rising income inequality have shaped the world economy in a time of rapid technological change. A variety of explanations have emerged to help us understand these related trends, but one overarching theme is the decline in competition. The combination of increasingly concentrated markets, rising market power of large firms, and slowing business dynamism suggest that competition … Continue reading Competition challenges in the digital economy

Digital Entrepreneurship & Digital Disruption – Course.University of Warwick

This module represents the confluence of two of the most critical developments in modern business: the growth of digital enterprises and the digital economy; and the importance of digital technologies in the disruption and reshaping of many industries and the creation of new business models. To the former, the importance of digital technology in the … Continue reading Digital Entrepreneurship & Digital Disruption – Course.University of Warwick

German politician calls for corporate break-up of U.S. digital tech giants

German Social Democrats (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles has called for the break-up of major U.S. technology companies on Monday to prevent the formation of digital monopolies. Writing in the newspaper Handelsblatt, Nahles urged policymakers to use antitrust regulation to "reign in internet giants" like Facebook, Google and Amazon as soon as their behavior began to … Continue reading German politician calls for corporate break-up of U.S. digital tech giants

Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has established a new contest that will see African entrepreneurs compete for $10 million in funding, with the aim of supporting businesses that are growing the continent’s nascent digital economy. Called the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize, small businesses in Africa will vie for $1 million in prize money every year for … Continue reading Jack Ma Launches $10M African entrepreneurs prize

Putin calls on Caspian littoral nations to focus on development of digital economy

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on his counterparts from other Caspian littoral nations, namely Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkmenistan, to focus on the development of digital economy. "Russia calls on the Caspian littoral states to focus on cooperation in the sphere of digital economy, to introduce information and communications technologies and electronic commerce, to … Continue reading Putin calls on Caspian littoral nations to focus on development of digital economy