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HK lags in human capital and science

Hong Kong came 16th on Grant Thornton’s Global Dynamism Index (GDI) 2013, which ranks 60 of the world’s largest economies across five areas of “dynamism” – defined as changes in an economy which are likely to lead to a faster future rate of growth, writes John Brennan. ...

Canadian workers pay price amid training cuts

There’s no shortage of theories about why Canadian investment and productivity have lagged, including complacency drawn from the country’s reliance on easy commodity riches. Bosses with less training than their US peers aren’t inclined to build their employees’ long-term skills and instead focus on short-term tasks such as using a particular tool ...