Global economic power will shift to emerging economies by 2050, says a report

Irshad Salim; FEB 8, 2017 (BE2C2 Report): The world economy will more than double in size by 2050, far outstripping population growth, and economic power will shift by 2050 to emerging market economies (collectively called the E7: China, India, Indonesia, Read more ›

Jobs of tomorrow “won’t map directly to roles, skillsets, industries we know today”

BE2C2 Report; Feb 6, 2017 — Despite all the goodies of technology, it delivers uncertainty too, in the form of changing work and education landscapes. “What has emerged is that the jobs of tomorrow won’t map directly to the roles, Read more ›

The next invasion of robots may be in the construction industry worldwide

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Nov 2, 2016 — Recently, a Chinese architectural studio “Archi-Union Architects” programmed robots to construct the undulating brick facade of this art gallery in Shanghai’s West Bund district. Bricklaying robots created bulging brick facade for the Read more ›

Here is Sost where the first CPEC-specific shipment will arrive in mid-Nov on way to Gwadar

(BE2C2 Report); Oct 30, 2016 — The first shipment under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will enter Pakistan in November through the Sost border in Gilgit-Baltistan, which is due to close this year, a media report says. A senior official Read more ›

Digital Winners of Asia (3 from Pakistan) head to Myanmar’s Yangon

(BE2C2 Report: Irshad Salim); Oct 28, 2016 — Digital Winners Asia – the first-ever regional startup event is being held in Myanmar on November 1-2. Nine up-and-coming startups are participating in the two-day platform designed to enable participants to achieve scale Read more ›

Declare black money or face punitive action: PM Narendra Modi

BE2C2 Report, Jul 23, 2016 —  Warning black money holders of stringent action including imprisonment after September 30, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said those with undisclosed wealth, most of which is parked in jewelry and real estate, Read more ›

Leading solar firms sit out bidding for Abu Dhabi’s 350MW Sweihan project

BE2C2 Report; Jul 4, 2016 — Some of the world’s leading solar power developers have pulled out of the running for Abu Dhabi’s upcoming solar PV plant amid expectations that aggressive bidding will push prices to record lows. Top industry Read more ›

Chinese bank extends $1.5 billion unsecured loan to Saudi Electricity

JEDDAH, JUL 2, 2016 (Reuters): Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has obtained $1.5 billion in financing from Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), one of the largest loans ever extended by a Chinese bank in the Gulf. The loan from Read more ›