Charlie has the morning off.
“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about Asia’s rise on the global stage.
1.) Is the 21st century the “Asian Century”? The region may get its living standards to European levels by 2050, but analysts fear it may slump after the peak.
2.) The Eurozone has experienced its worst quarter in three years in the face of global economic headwinds.
3.) British retailer Burberry hits an Apple-like supply chain skid as ethics violations in China prompt a factory shutdown.
4.) The City of Palo Alto unveiled a new tool that gives citizens visibility into how the city spends and collects their money.
5.) Woodstock for the Baby Boomers, XOXO for the Millennials? Peace, love and Internet at the inaugural festival held in Portland.
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