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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Brazil’s New Middle Class is Shopping on Credit

As the world’s 7th largest economy, Brazil has shown great growth across numerous industry sectors over the past years. Last year alone, Brazil’s economy managed to increase by an impressive 7.5% with the finance ministry predicting an overall annual growth of 4.5% this year. It is interesting to note that Brazilians have peculiar shopping habits that have in a more focused perspective led to far reaching economic implications. Most retail stores in Brazil now allow residents to buy items and pay for them in installments. This culture has in turn encouraged more Brazilians to spend money on items, which in […]

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Tapping Into Indonesia’s Global Economic Potential

Indonesia has a vast wealth that can potentially catapult its economic standing to the highest level of global economy joining the ranks of such European countries like the United Kingdom and Germany in a matter of a few decades. Today, Indonesia is ranked 16th on the world’s largest economy and the largest among Southeast Asian nations which indicates the rapid economic booming largely due to huge domestic consumption and growth in production. It was estimated by some economic experts that Indonesia would reach a ranking of 7th largest economy by the year 2030 surpassing other countries in Europe. Now that […]

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In China, Lifestyle Counts as Much as Work

The younger generation in China is now leading a new work lifestyle where they prefer to leave one job before landing on another in order to get time to fulfill their personal interests. This trend has been termed as naked resignation because one leaves a job with no other job at hand. A study shows that a number of youth in their late twenties now say that they feel bored and unchallenged in their current jobs even after doing them for a period of less than five years. Overtime no longer motivates the younger generation. A young Chinese employee preferred […]

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China’s Megalopolises: Development and Challenges

This particular growth of cities in China is powered equally by the initiatives its government has been pushing through for the past few years as well as the extensive internal migration of the Chinese population looking for better lives. The government’s relationship with its massive population is a difficult one primarily because of the contrasting objectives they are trying to achieve. Policies to regulate internal migration as well as to prevent the country’s population to balloon rampantly were implemented by the national government. However, the desire of the local governments, particularly the provincial ones, to provide enticing consumer markets as […]

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Counterfeiting and Malinvestment in China

A consumer spending of 2.29 trillion for this decade, China is on top of the list of prospected markets for retail and manufacturing. The purchasing power of the Chinese market brought high hopes among international brands but this hope is still being held in hiatus due to the massive counterfeiting in the red nation. What is the real score of fakery in the country? This article is here to draw some of the fine lines on the status of the notorious markets of China and the case of malinvestment in the Chinese Economy. […]

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A Better Market: Chinese Consumers Bids Farewell to Fake Products

Once dubbed as the hub for product counterfeiting, China’s market is now turning away from fakery as consumers prefer original products. With the strong campaign against fake products, most of the consumers have now raised the likeness to the real branded ones. Try walking into metropolitan China with a fake Gucci bag and you will surely have people looking at you. Indeed, this transformation has brought high hopes to international manufacturers given the fact that China is seen as the largest market with a potential additional consumer spending of 2.29 trillion or 19% of the forecasted world additional spending of […]

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Indian Men Becomes Sophisticated Consumers

India’s modern retail format is changing. What was traditionally primarily women’s domain, is now joined by a growing force of brand and product conscious men. For India’s modern man, shopping is no longer reduced to the absolute necessities. They are increasingly shopping for discretionary products such as apparel, accessories, gadgets, and grooming products, just like their female counterparts. An article posted recently in India Times revealed a big change on men’s approach to shopping. According to the management of one of the biggest shopping centers in India, the Damodar Mall, the number of men found shopping is increasing dramatically. In […]

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