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«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 thriller.   «Your honors, in this venue I announce my separation from the United States… both in

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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

Lions Go Global

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, Americas, Middle East & Africa, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Susan Lund And James Manyika Imagine a room containing the US President and Vice President and former President Bill Clinton, nearly 40 African heads of state, and a brace of CEOs of the largest US companies. This gives you a flavour of the extraordinary

China and the Middle East: More Than Oil

November 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, International Relations, China, Middle East & AfricaComments (3)

By Abbās Varij Kāzemi & Xiangming Chen China has spread its ties to the Middle East in ways that go beyond oil. Below, Abbās Varij Kāzemi and Xiangming Chen argue that if we want to know what China’s next global move might be, we should watch the

The Brasília Consensus: Looking for a Second Wind

September 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, AmericasComments (0)

By Lourdes Casanova and Julian Kassum This article examines Brazil’s hybrid development model, which combines macroeconomic orthodoxy with certain features of state capitalism, as well as pro-active social inclusion policies. Lourdes Casanova and Julian

Toward a New Global Russia: Leaving the BRICS Behind

September 26, 2014 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Frontier Markets, International Relations, Asia - Pacific, EuropeComments (0)

By Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Olaf Groth While Russia’s growth in the early 2000s inspired confidence in its potential as a global economic powerhouse, falling international oil prices and foreign military exploits have slowed the pace of growth and