The world is changing faster than ever. But what does this mean for investors and what should you do to capitalize on these changes?

From insights on the future of retail to the technologies that could help save our environment, you’ll find something in our Evolving Economy Insights Hub that can potentially help you to future-proof your investment portfolio.

Read on to discover our latest insights – and investment opportunities – across the five long-term growth themes that we call the Evolving Economy.

40 insights found

Ageing and lifestyle

Biotech and the battle to beat COVID-19

A year ago, SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the disease COVID-19, was unheard of. Today it dominates our daily lives. Its impact is unparalleled, having caused unprecedented levels of disruptio ...

Digital economy

Infographics: Singles Day - China’s biggest e-commerce phenomenon

Automation

How has the pandemic impacted the outlook for robotics?

There are now 2.7m industrial robots operating in factories worldwide. This marks a new record, and a significant 85% increase over the five years to 2019, according to the International Federation o ...

Digital economy

Data & Enablers: Behind the scenes of big brands’ digital transformations

With many new businesses adopting a digital-first strategy, big brands are increasingly digitalising their business models to keep pace with changing technologies and consumer demand

Digital economy

Directed sales: The world’s leading brands jump on the direct-selling bandwagon

SELLING DIRECTLY to consumers used to be the preserve of upstart brands that would otherwise have been crowded off shop shelves by larger rivals. By cutting out retailers, young firms have won brand ...

Clean Tech

Price is no longer an obstacle to clean power

As the harm from climate change becomes increasingly manifest, there is some good news: The estimated cost of reducing carbon emissions is falling rapidly. One dramatic example is an analysis by Geof ...

Digital economy

The airport of the future will have no check-in or security lines

Navigating the Roman circus of obstacles known as an international airport is likely the one thing travelers aren’t missing during the Covid-19 crisis. Now that forecasts predict tourism won’t fully ...

Automation

How machine-learning can speed up diagnosis and treatment

First, there is a huge opportunity of AI in diagnosis. For instance, using x-ray or CT images to detect the virus could speed up diagnosis and avoid the need to wait for days for results. Another exa ...

Fintech

Robotics and Fintech: Shaping Asia’s Future

Asia's growing population, expanding economy and its new found place at the forefront of digital innovation is causing the global economy to tilt ever more eastward. Singapore sits at the heart o ...