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December 27, 2021

What will be the biggest stories of 2022? As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, President Xi will cement his power as leader of China, tech giants will coax more of into virtual worlds and the space race reaches new heights. The Economist is back with its annual look at the top stories of the year ahead. Film supported by @TeneoCEOAdvisory

00:00 The World Ahead 2022
00:40 China revels in democracy’s failings
04:11 Hybrid working becomes the new normal
07:48 The metaverse expands
11:26 An African fashion boom
14:12 The space race picks up

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