CATEGORY: Global Perspective
The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the displacement of human labour by automation.
Blockchain – the distributed ledger technology that underlies cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – appears set to transform a wide variety of industries and perhaps fundamentally change the way of business is conducted across the global economy.
The aviation sector is experiencing rapid growth worldwide, propelled by booming tourism industries, lower air fares and the push for greater connectivity in an increasingly globalised economy. Middle-class expansion has also spurred growth in air travel, as more people are able to afford flights for holidays or business-related travel.