Asia – Pacific
By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the medieval Russians colonized for their export of commodities. Russia’s problems are plentiful, and I believe that the dependency on oil and gas exports is an important source of many of …
By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and drive of BRIC women can provide a critical competitive edge. You might also like: Decrypting The
By Raewyn Connell A relatively new field of social research has documented the diversity of masculinities in the world. Globalization is not a separate issue from this; it grows out of a history of imperialism in which gender hierarchies were embedded.
By Patrick Imam The growing appetite for emerging market financial assets (such as equity or bonds) by local and foreign investors has not been met by a commensurate increase in the supply of these assets. This is because an economy’s ability to produce
By Nicolás Depetris Chauvin High food prices are here to stay. This should be a reason of great concern not only in less developed countries but also in the most dynamic emerging market economies. You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian
By Jeremy Rifkin Our industrial civilization is at a crossroads. Oil and the other fossil fuel energies that make up the industrial way of life are sunsetting, and the technologies made from and propelled by these energies are antiquated. The entire
By Adrian Done How much time do you dedicate to thinking about the REALLY BIG issues that are likely to affect your personal and professional life in the next 20 years? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian Low-Income Consumer Food and Fuel
By George Magnus From global tourism to manufactured products, and from industrial processes to modern technologies order, the re-convergence of emerging markets and their economic dynamism are re-shaping the world, and they are simultaneously shaking it. You
By Pierre Xiao LU China recently became the world’s second largest market for luxury goods with an annual increase of more than 30% in 2010, even surpassing Japan. Further estimates predict that China will become the largest upscale product and consumer
By Aneel Karnani The poor, of course, have many unmet needs. It would be wonderful if business could satisfy all (or even most of) these needs and make a profit in the bargain. It would be a painless, even a profitable, way to solve the problem of poverty.