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The increasing use of sensors in smart homes adds to an ever expanding amount of user data that can be collected and commodified. Shutterstock

Explainer: what is surveillance capitalism and how does it shape our economy?

Companies scrutinise our online likes, dislikes, searches and purchases to produce data that can be used commercially. And it's often done without us understanding the full extent of the surveillance.
Global investors are already mobilizing capital to take advantage of investment opportunities in climate-smart infrastructure, emissions-reducing technology and updated electricity grids. (Shutterstock)

Sustainable finance: Canada risks being left behind in low-carbon economy

We need to equip Canada’s financial sector to steer us through a global economic transition on our own terms.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) waves from the stage during a traders national convention in New Delhi on April 19, 2019. Money SHARMA / AFP

India: a businessman’s dream, a citizen’s nightmare

As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a "business friendly" government will help the overall economy.
It is expected that the two presidential candidates – incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto – will talk about the country’s debts during the final election debate as the issue has become one of the most debated topics. www.shutterstock.com

Debts are not that bad: ending the election debate on Indonesia’s debts

Debt is not that bad if a country uses it to drive growth and development.

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