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The Growth Potential in Emerging Market Cities

The world’s economic balance is starting to tilt in the favor of the east and the south at surprising speed and scale, owing to a massive wave of migration and urbanization that is encouraging growth across the emerging world. Said wave of urbanization is expected to bring rise to less than five billion people by the year 2025, which is a huge improvement over the mere 1 billion in 1990. These new emerging cities will be able to add almost $25 trillion into the global economy through a combination of investment in physical capital and consumption, which is a very […]

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China’s 2013 Economic Forecast

The world’s second biggest economy, China, has successfully kept its head above water as economic crisis continued to overwhelm the rest of the world. Despite the global economic slowdown, China’s economy remains steadfast even with the cautious decisions made by China’s policy makers during 2012. The economy managed stability despite getting just a fourth of the total stimulus amount given in 2008. This alone assures that China’s economy is looking forward to a brighter 2013. […]

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The New Gold Rush: Digging for Billions in Emerging Markets

One of the most important events in our modern, economic history, even surpassing the Industrial Revolution in significance, is the rise of emerging markets. Nations that used to be written off as mere consumers of international products if not bilateral foreign aid, are fast maturing, getting empowered and are starting to exercise influence over international trade. […]

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The New Gold Rush: Digging for Billions in Emerging Markets

One of the most important events in our modern, economic history, even surpassing the Industrial Revolution in significance, is the rise of emerging markets. Nations that used to be written off as mere consumers of international products if not bilateral foreign aid, are fast maturing, getting empowered and are starting to exercise influence over international trade. […]

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Building Brands in Emerging Markets

US and European manufacturers of fast moving consumer products (FMCG) are looking to emerging markets in Asia, Africa, and different parts of Latin America due to the slow growth at home. Many of said companies spent over $10 billion just to widen their reach over these markets, and they occupy more than 40 percent of global sales of grocery products and clothing. However, many of these companies eventually realized that expensive branding and administrative protocols actually limited their capability get to the portion of the market with lesser spending power. Studies on international brand makers that operate in areas where […]

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Asia’s Next Challenge is Better Social Security

In a recent issue of The Economist, an article titled “Asia’s Next Revolution” delved into trends that indicate how many Asian countries are now starting to lay down the foundations for a welfare state. The Economist article cites the key countries as Indonesia, Thailand, India, China, and the tiger economies Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. All of these countries are now implementing slightly similar forms of health care and social security schemes. […]

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India’s Manufacturing Sector Facing Challenges

Back in 1951 India’s then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced that India had to become industrialized, and that as fast as possible. While the politicians have done everything they could since then, including Soviet-like planning, to industrialize the country, India has yet to become a manufacturing powerhouse like China. Indians seems more willing to grow crops and sell services than manufacture advanced products and machines. While India’s economy had recorded impressive growth rates over the past decades, most of growth came from the service sector, and their overall performance is still being dragged down by an underperforming manufacturing sector, resulting […]

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Africa at Work: Employment Establishment and Inclusive Growth

Africa is currently the world’s 2nd fastest growing region, as statistics have shown that the region’s poverty rate is falling while over 90 million of its households have already joined the world’s consumer class, which marks a 31 million increase in less than a decade. However, according to McKinsey Global Institute, the continent must accelerate the creation of wage-paying jobs in order to sustain their success as well as ensure that any growth they show can be experienced by the majority of Africans. […]

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Africa’s Dream of Economic Growth From the New Middle Class

When we think of Africa, usually what comes into mind is political conflicts, if not bloody wars, poverty and famine. But something has changed. Looking closer and you will discover the growth of the middle class, which will big part of an answer to the future growth development of Africa. According to a recent report it is projected that in the next 50 years the middle class of Africa will have its growth to more than a billion people. Wall Street Journal`s Patrick McCarty delivered a report from African Development Bank that says challenges will keep on closing on middle […]

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Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Colorado

“John Wayne as Proctor of Nature” is an 8-page feature on the land conservation in United States for Nordea Invest Magazine. Together with journalist Anders Haahr Rasmussen, I traveled to Colorado to document a story about American landowners who donated their land for the sake of protection of nature, essentially to avoid any future developments. Here’s how my photographs turned out in the magazine. […]

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