On the march across South-East Asia’s factories, automation is increasing the threat of mass migration of redundant low-skilled workers
Going Global 2017
As the waves of technological advances in automation ripple through global trade markets, brands born in the digital age are prospering while those resistant to change struggle. The Going Global special report, published in The Times, delves into the proliferation of online retailers pushing digital frontiers in Asia, lessons to be learnt from the rising middle classes of Africa and the havoc terrorism wreaks on economies. Also featured are expert opinions on businesses navigating possible post-Brexit trade rules, the increasing threat of automation to jobs in South Asia and some troubling insights into so-called trademark squatting in China
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