These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.
Businesses are rethinking how to move goods and people around the planet.
- SHORTAGES CONTINUE...The coming chickpea shortage could affect far more than hummusJuly 12, 2022 • Quartz
- WEIGHTYJapanese researchers are developing artificial-gravity buildings for spaceJuly 9, 2022 • Quartz
- EASE OF TRADINGA new corridor for India-Russia trade via Iran is almost readyJuly 8, 2022 • Quartz India
New technology is allowing us to move beyond the screen and live and work inside the next phase of the web.
- COKE VS. PEPSIThe first major battle in VR is between Facebook and TikTok’s parent companiesJuly 8, 2022 • Quartz
- TOYING WITH TAXESShould India tax games of skill and games of chance the same 28%?July 6, 2022 • Quartz India
- ANTISOCIAL MEDIAThe Indian government is making Twitter silence Pakistani voicesJune 29, 2022 • Quartz India
China is striving for global leadership, and has the economic clout to realize its vision.
- GUN SHYShares of Chinese bulletproof vest makers surged after Shinzo Abe’s shootingJuly 8, 2022 • Quartz
- CALL INChina wants India to conduct a “non-discriminatory” probe into VivoJuly 7, 2022 • Quartz India
- THERAPEUTICHow China beat US pharma giant Gilead in the race to create a covid antiviral pillJuly 6, 2022 • Quartz
Beyond Silicon Valley
The next big battles in tech are happening outside the Bay Area.
- VOILASee the first five scientific images from the James Webb Space TelescopeJuly 12, 2022 • Quartz
- FIRST LIGHTHere’s the first, high-resolution image of the universe from the James Webb Space TelescopeJuly 11, 2022 • Quartz
- PEELS OF TECHNOLOGYIndia is seeking help from students and startups to curb onion pricesJuly 11, 2022 • Quartz India
How we spend
Consumers' preferences, priorities, and values are reshaping industries.
- BLACK MARKETTablets from Kenya’s failed digital literacy program are now being sold in Uganda’s black marketJuly 13, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- BUY NOW, PAY LATERAs costs rise, buy now pay later plans are increasingly attractiveJuly 12, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- SHINING BRIGHTSouth Sudan’s fairytale basketball story is an inspiration to manyJuly 11, 2022 • Quartz Africa
Capitalism is just a collection of human decisions. We can change it if we want to.
- ENDLESSEmployee anger is now adding to Indian aviation’s air safety troublesJuly 13, 2022 • Quartz India
- JUMPING THE SHIPSri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa escapes to the MaldivesJuly 13, 2022 • Quartz India
- CLASS WARFAREPopsicles shaped like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos allow you to “eat the rich”July 12, 2022 • Quartz
The climate economy
Every industry can be part of the solution — or part of the ongoing problem.
Future of finance
New technology is upending everything in finance, from saving to trading to making payments.
- FALL FROM GRA€EThe Euro-US dollar exchange rate has parity for the first time in two decadesJuly 12, 2022 • Quartz
- FIRST IN CRYPTOThe share of active crypto traders among Nigerian adults is the world’s highestJuly 12, 2022 • Quartz Africa
- EASY ON POCKETSending money back home is about to get cheaper for Indian expatsJuly 6, 2022 • Quartz India
Future of work
Automation, remote work, AI, and the gig economy are all dramatically changing the nature of work.
Cities have to accommodate more people, lessen their environmental footprint, and become more equitable.
- FORGOTTEN HISTORYThere’s a proposal to rename Manila’s airport after the country’s deadliest dictatorJuly 6, 2022 • Quartz
- CRACKING DOWNNew York City is trying to reduce subway crime by harassing beloved station musiciansJuly 1, 2022 • Quartz
- SELF-DEFENSEA Nigerian state told farmers to get guns for self-defenseJune 27, 2022 • Quartz Africa