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Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

July 10, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, ChinaComments (0)

By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from the country’s endeavour. In this article, the authors elaborate on New Structural Economics and “going beyond aid” as an ideal development objective for trade, aid, and investment in relation to

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How the Belt and Road Could Change the 21st Century

May 17, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Asia - Pacific, China, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock                                         Until recently, globalisation was led by the West and benefitted only a few advanced economies. After China’s three decades of rapid growth, the Belt and Road

Changing Tides in International Trade

March 28, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, International Relations, Asia - PacificComments (0)

By Victor Andres Manhit Although trade has played an important role in advancing economic growth, it has since lost its dynamism. Asian economies, however, have continued to liberalise its markets. Asia will now serve as the backbone of stability amidst the

Time for African Economic Miracle

March 27, 2017 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Middle East & AfricaComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock In the 20th century, Africa gained political independence but fell behind the economic boom. In the 21st century, it is Africa’s turn – but not without a stronger state and a new external push.   After struggling against corruption,

«America Has Lost» in the Philippines

October 28, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, Special Feature on Duterte and the PhilippinesComments (0)

By Pepe Escobar We are plunged at the heart of arguably the key 21st century hotspot in Asian geopolitics. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s game-changing «America has lost» is just a new salvo in arguably the key 21st century geopolitical

Is Brazil still “The Country of The Future”?

February 4, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, International Relations, Americas, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Manoel Bittencourt In this article Manoel Bittencourt argues that corruption is killing economic growth and prosperity in Brazil. Using standard economic theory and data he shows that the demonstrations taking place in Brazil are a natural reaction of a

Helping Disabled Youth Get Good Jobs

July 30, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Frontier Markets, Climate Change & Society, IndiaComments (0)

By Aneel Karnani, Kevin McKague, & Meera Shenoy People with disabilities comprise the world’s largest minority group and they face significant barriers to employment. But in most cases they are eager and willing to work, and can significantly increase a

Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer

March 26, 2015 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Frontier Markets, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, India, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran In this article, Glyn Atwal, Douglas Bryson and Ambi Parameswaran highlight the common misconceptions held by companies regarding low-income consumer markets in India and suggest the best ways to

Dubai Investments Park: Setting New Benchmarks in Sustainability

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Middle East & Africa, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (0)

Dubai Investments Park DIP, the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East

ExecuJet: Taking off in Africa

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Middle East & Africa, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected PostComments (0)

Interview with Chris Frost While road and rail links in many areas of Africa remain underdeveloped, the business aviation industry is taking off. Here we speak to Chris Frost of ExecuJet, Africa about the role that non-scheduled aviation will necessarily play