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‘Big data’: kwantumsprong voor beleggers en economen

Technologische ontwikkelingen lijken een vierde industriële revolutie in te luiden. Een revolutie die nu al veel sectoren raakt en soms zelfs ontwrichtend werkt. Hoewel deze revolutie nog veel vragen oproept, vooral voor de werkgelegenheid en onze economie, kan ze ook een ongekende vooruitgang mogelijk maken in sociale wetenschappen, zoals economie of financiën.

German Coalition Talks Fall Apart
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will consult Monday with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after weeks of talks to form a coalition government fell apart with one potential partner withdrawing from the process. "It is at least a day of deep reflection on how to go forward in Germany," Merkel told reporters. "But I will do everything possible to ensure that this country will be well led through these difficult weeks." She spoke after the pro-business...
China Proposes Three-Phase Plan for Rohingya Issue
China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Foreign Ministry said. More than 600,000 Muslim Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since late August driven out by a military clearance operation in Buddhist majority Myanmar's Rakhine State. The Rohingyas' suffering has caused an international outcry. Visiting the Myanmar capital Naypyitaw, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi...
Online Abuse Silences Women and Girls, Fuels Violence, Survey Shows
Pervasive online abuse and harassment pressure women and girls into censoring themselves on social media and fuel gender-based discrimination and violence, rights groups said on Monday. About one in four women in Britain, the United States and six other countries said in a survey they had experienced online abuse or harassment. More than 40 percent said the online abuse made them fear for their physical safety and more than half reported trouble sleeping, loss of self-esteem and panic...
White House: Opioid Crisis Cost US Economy $504 Billion in 2015
Opioid drug abuse, which has ravaged parts of the United States in recent years, cost the economy as much as $504 billion in 2015, White House economists said in a report made public on Sunday. The White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) said the toll from the opioid crisis represented 2.8 percent of gross domestic product that year. President Donald Trump last month declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. While Republican lawmakers said that was an important step...
Pinera Wins First Round of Chile Election, Faces Runoff
Conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera will face center-left Senator Alejandro Guillier in a runoff for Chile's presidency next month, after placing first by a wide margin in Sunday's first-round election. Both candidates would keep in place the top copper exporter's longstanding free-market economic model, but Pinera has promised investor-friendly policies to turbocharge growth, while Guillier wants to press on with outgoing President Michelle Bachelet's overhaul of...
Tsunami Waves Observed After Quake Off New Caledonia
A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake near the French territory of New Caledonia in the South Pacific has triggered a tsunami warning. The United States Geological Survey said the undersea quake struck 82 kilometers east of the Loyalty Islands at 9.43 a.m. local time. Tsunami waves were observed in New Caledonia and Vanuatu after an earthquake struck between the Pacific Islands on Monday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. It was the second major tremor in the same area in just over 12...
HBR: Can you be a great leader without technical expertise?
Companies need to identify prospective future leaders and encourage them to settle down in order to develop the specific skills they need to lead.
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