Welcome to our weekly roundup!

Highlighting the different posts we had this week and previewing what’s to come this weekend.


How big is BTS to Korea’s economy?

An Android game this Thursday. A new album in the coming weeks.
An IPO next month. Huge digital concerts. All amidst the pandemic.
How has BTS fundamentally rewritten the entertainment playbook?
Check out our latest infographic here as we dissect their unique business model.


How Rwanda’s beating the curve on Covid

Our latest episode of Coffee & Conversation with Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye of
the High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda. We discuss how robots and drones
are a big part of what’s made Rwanda’s response to Covid so successful. Watch it here.

And catch our full series with Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, as we discuss topics like
Covid’s impact on coffee and tourism in Rwanda.



Boeing and the FAA failed on 737 Max safety.
What needs to change?

A new report from the House Transportation Committee reveals how extensive the
failures were from the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jets, which at the time was
used for over 8,600 flights every week.



Covid increasing the threat of human trafficking

As India struggles with the world’s second-highest Covid infection rates, news has
emerged of another, worrying trend. An unexpected surge in instances of child
marriages and child-labour trafficking.



Sneak peek of our weekend posts


In case you missed it, August 29th was International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
Despite everything that’s happened in 2020, the threat of nuclear proliferation
remains one of the most pressing threats facing the world.

Today is International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations.
We take a look back at some key stats on nuclear testing, weapons, and
the current state of proliferation in 2020.



A few months ago, we featured key data on the decline of global tourism.
Today, in honour of World Tourism Day, we’re revisiting the latest data from
the WTO, and possible predictions of where we’re headed next.