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App Description

The World in 2017 app contains The Economist’s annual collection of detailed, numerate and opinionated predictions for the year ahead. The World in 2017 features leading figures from politics, business, finance, science, technology and the arts alongside prominent journalists from The Economist and other leading news publications.

Download the full app to read contributions by the leaders of Canada and Taiwan who identify their political ambitions for 2017; George Clooney, whose new NGO has a bold approach to ending conflict in South Sudan and beyond; a member of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist protest group, who anticipates a return to revolution; and the CEO of YouTube, who predicts how the world will change its viewing habits in 2017.

The World In 2017 app for iPhone and iPad offers free access to a small selection of articles; within the app you can pay to read the full selection of the magazine’s articles and view related video content.

The World In 2017 looks ahead to a new American presidency, a Chinese Communist Party Congress, elections in France and Germany and the political and economic challenges of Brexit, and marks a number of poignant global anniversaries—500 years since Martin Luther published his 95 theses, 100 years since Lenin launched the Russian revolution and 10 years since Steve jobs unveiled the iPhone. In our 31st edition, we include a special section featuring forecasts from 14 globally-minded millennials, ranging from a Syrian refugee-turned-photographer, an iconoclastic Chilean reggaeton artist, one of ballet’s biggest emerging names and leading online voices for young Africans and Muslim American women.

Read articles on world news, finance, technology, politics and the arts from:
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London; Maria Alyokhina, member of Pussy Riot; George Clooney, actor; Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada; Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP; Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; Jin Liqun, president, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank; Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of Rakuten; Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan; Yvonne Chaka Chaka, singer; Yuri Milner, entrepreneur and physicist; and Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates.

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App Changes

  • April 24, 2012 Initial release
  • November 28, 2012 New version 2.0.0
  • February 15, 2013 New version 2.1.0
  • November 22, 2013 New version 4.0.2
  • December 19, 2013 New version 4.0.3
  • November 14, 2014 New version 5.0.1
  • February 17, 2015 New version 5.0.2
  • July 18, 2015 New version 5.1.0
  • July 31, 2015 New version 5.1.1
  • November 17, 2015 New version 5.2.1
  • November 23, 2016 New version 5.3
  • November 30, 2016 New version 5.3.1

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