Businesses and entrepreneurs are in for a tough time in the coming year as the world is forced to cope with a new wave of economic turbulence.
With the global financial crisis deep in the background, there is little doubt that businesses are looking to get back on their feet and the latest business news could help them do so.
But with the internet of things (IoT) and other disruptive technologies taking the world by storm, business owners are also in for the toughest challenge yet.
In the US alone, over 20% of all businesses have been shut down.
In Japan, that number has reached 20%.
In India, it is only 3%.
And in Britain, where the economy is slowing, over 3.5 million businesses have closed in the past year.
For some of the businesses that are struggling, the downturn in business activity could be the worst they have ever seen.
As part of our series, Business Insider takes a look at what’s happening in the world of business and the world’s most valuable companies.
For this series, we have looked at some of these companies and the impact they are having on the global economy and how the world looks at the business sector in a post-crisis world.
What are the biggest threats to the world economy?
What are some of our favorite companies?
Are they the most valuable?
Are the global companies worth more than the world as a whole?
What impact are they having on business?
What’s happening to the business world?
How do we know which businesses are most valuable and which are not?
What does it mean for us?
How much is the world worth?
What is the most important technology?
What role does technology play in the economy?
Where are the world leaders?
What would you do if you owned a company?
What do you think of the US economy?
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