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Luxury Brands Need to Chart a Course into New Frontier Markets

September 22, 2014 • Asia - Pacific, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, Frontier Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson The progressively unpredictable dynamics of the BRIC markets are now challenging luxury brands to rethink their global market strategies. Below, Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson argue that as luxury brands seek to adapt to new market circumstances, attention has begun to shift to new frontiers. The market for contemporary

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Internationalising Media Studies

July 28, 2014 • China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, IndiaComments (0)

By Daya Thussu For hundreds of years the West has dominated the world of Media Studies, but Daya Thussu is about to prove to us that countries such as China and India are fast becoming a challenge to the Western hold on the world of Media Studies. Despite


Urban Development In India

July 28, 2014 • Climate Change & Society, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, GLOBAL ECONOMY, India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By A. Panagariya, P. Chakraborty & M. Govinda Rao Below, Arvind Panagariya, Pinaki Chakraborty and M. Govinda Rao give a detailed account of India’s vast need for urban development, and suggest there are important governance issues surrounding the need


Genetic Technology in the Global Economic Environment

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Climate Change & Society, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Richard C. Jennings Below, Richard C. Jennings looks at the use of modern genetic technologies of plant breeding for increasing agricultural productivity. The author notes the wide range of such technologies that are available and considers the debate that


EU Post-Crisis Resilience and Fragility: Collateral Damage or Global Recovery

July 28, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Irene Finel-Honigman There is a perception of steady economic recovery across the post-sovereign debt crisis within the European Union (EU) and the Eurozone. Data and market-driven indicators, however, belie weaknesses and danger points revealed in the EU


Embedding Security in the Internet of Things

July 28, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Digital Transformation, EMERGING TRENDS, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Jim Carlsson The Internet of Things will mean a better-connected world, with huge possibilities for positive change – and big opportunities for cyber-criminals. Jim Carlsson, CEO of Clavister says security must be placed at the heart of the next


The Bubble Economy: Is Suitable Growth Possible?

July 28, 2014 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & RegulationComments (0)

By Robert U Ayres How can risk spreading from the bankers to their customers or the taxpayers be reversed? Below, Robert U Ayres argues that part of the answer must be to change the incentives, and suggests ways forward.  How can risk spreading from the


China’s Path to Health Policy Reform

July 28, 2014 • China, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare Reform, In-depthComments (0)

By Åke Blomqvist Serious problems arose in the health care sector when China introduced market-based methods of economic management, as rising out-of-pocket costs impoverished families and many went without needed care. In response, China has expanded its


A System Perspective on India’s Healthcare Industry

July 28, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Healthcare Reform, India, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Lawton Robert Burns As one of the recently industrialized nations, India has a fast-growing economy as well as an ever-expanding, ever-urbanized population, however its healthcare system still has a lot of potential for development. Lawton Robert Burns