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North Rhine-Westphalia: First choice for foreign investors in Germany

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s economically strongest federal state, has proven to be a particularly attractive investment location for foreign companies in Germany and Europe for many years. The successful location performance record in 2011 shows once again: “Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen“.

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Welcome to the Post-American World: Barack Obama, US Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Robert Singh Obama set himself the task of managing America’s decline while retaining primacy in the international order. Yet his substantive achievements have been modest. Ironically, in pursuing a “post-American” foreign policy calibrated to a

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

Leadership, Power and Contextual Intelligence

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Joseph S. Nye Understanding of leadership is often limited by stereotypes about power, role and gender. In an information age where networks become more important, the soft power of attraction and persuasion becomes as important as the hard power of

Brilliant Mistakes: Creating Portals of Discovery

March 3, 2012 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Paul J. H. Schoemaker “Mistakes are our portals of discovery.” James Joyce

The China Model: a Civilizational-State Perspective

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest continuous civilization and a huge modern state which is a product of hundreds of states amalgamated into

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese

Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Global Giants, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

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

Reshaping Tomorrow: What will India look like in 2025?

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, Frontier Markets, Global Giants, India, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Ejaz Ghani What will India and the rest of South Asia look like in 2025? The optimistic view is that India will achieve double-digit growth rates. The pessimistic view is that growth will be derailed by structural and transformational challenges. Which of

ExecuJet Aviation Group meeting the development demands in Africa

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By ExecuJet Aviation Group Operating in an environment in which Africa is still recovering from the global recession, ExecuJet have a crucial role to play in ensuring business is picking up as efficiently as possible.