These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.
Beyond Silicon Valley
The next big battles in tech are happening outside the Bay Area.
- UNBANNEDTwitter must pay taxes in Nigeria after the government lifted its seven-month banJanuary 13, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- PUT IN THE WORKHas TCS found a way out of Indian IT’s growing attrition problem?January 12, 2022 • Quartz India
- WAIT LISTIf you live within a mile of these 50 US airports, you won’t get real 5G in JanuaryJanuary 11, 2022 • Quartz
How we spend
Consumers' preferences, priorities, and values are reshaping industries.
- IT'S NOT STREAMING, IT'S NETFLIXNetflix is now more expensive than HBO MaxJanuary 16, 2022 • Quartz
- TENSE SKIES8,000 Delta workers tested positive for covid as the airline cut sick leaveJanuary 13, 2022 • Quartz
- AGAINST THE GRAINWhy most Americans see the rise in food prices more than they feel itJanuary 13, 2022 • Quartz
China is striving for global leadership, and has the economic clout to realize its vision.
- STALLINGBirths in China are dangerously close to being overtaken by deaths11 minutes ago • Quartz
- CLOSING INOmicron has broken through Beijing’s covid-free fortifications19 minutes ago • Quartz
- TECH-ING TIME TO GROWBengaluru topped Beijing and Shanghai in venture funding in 2021January 14, 2022 • Quartz India
Capitalism is just a collection of human decisions. We can change it if we want to.
- PAYBACKNavient’s student loan settlement primarily applies to delinquent borrowersJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz
- LABOUR RIGHTSHow woman gig workers are protesting an Indian unicorn’s unfair practicesJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz India
- INFLATION INEQUALITYAmerica’s poor are facing the brunt of soaring prices on necessitiesJanuary 13, 2022 • Quartz
The climate economy
Every industry can be part of the solution — or part of the ongoing problem.
- HYDROWORLDRussia will maintain its energy stranglehold on Europe for decadesJanuary 15, 2022 • Quartz
- WEIGHT WATCHINGForty percent of all shipping cargo consists of fossil fuelsJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz
- NOT SO GREEN YETJapan’s new net-zero project will use more energy than it producesJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz
Future of finance
New technology is upending everything in finance, from saving to trading to making payments.
- ACCEPTING DOGEElon Musk announced Tesla will accept dogecoin as paymentJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz
- SOCCER MOVEWhy is the world’s largest crypto exchange sponsoring the Africa Cup of Nations?January 13, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- DIGITAL PUSHUganda lowers bank cheque limits to boost e-transactionsJanuary 12, 2022 • Quartz Africa
How borders are drawn and enforced has far-reaching consequences, whether we live on either side of them or halfway across the world.
- TRAVEL APARTHEIDHow powerful is your country’s passport?January 16, 2022 • Quartz
- UNITED IN STRUGGLEHow Africans and African-Americans can honor Martin Luther KingJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- DUD SPUDSWhat happened on the potato supply chain that caused a fry shortage in Japan and a ban on Canadian spudsJanuary 13, 2022 • Quartz
Future of work
Automation, remote work, AI, and the gig economy are all dramatically changing the nature of work.
- CUTTING DEEPIKEA is slashing sick pay for unvaccinated UK workersJanuary 10, 2022 • Quartz
- LIVING WITH COVIDOmicron is soaring among Indian health workers still traumatized by the delta waveJanuary 7, 2022 • Quartz India
- THROW IN THE TOWELThe US quits rate returned to a record in November—and that was before omicron hitJanuary 4, 2022 • Quartz
Cities have to accommodate more people, lessen their environmental footprint, and become more equitable.
- SCOOT OVERSpin is pulling out of cities that won’t regulate e-scootersJanuary 14, 2022 • Quartz
- DRIVING THE YOUTH AWAYEven as they age, US millennials are driving less than older generationsJanuary 7, 2022 • Quartz
- LONGER RUNWAYMumbai keeps pushing a lockdown further awayJanuary 7, 2022 • Quartz India