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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Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation: Photo Essay

Additional photographs from the recent editorial commission “Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” for Nordea Invest. You can read the entire article on Nordea’s website. […]

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Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation, Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012

Additional photographs from the recent editorial commission “Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” for Nordea Invest. You can read more about the story and see the video from the story here. You can read the entire article on Nordea’s website. […]

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Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Latin America

“Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” is a 14-page feature on the economic transformation in Latin America for Nordea Invest. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile to document life and development as seen from the perspective of the citizens living in these booming economies. […]

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Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation: Video Reportage

From economic crisis to booming growth lead by a new, large middle class, the countries of Latin America is undergoing an economic transformation. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Nordea Invest, to document what is hidden behind the impressive statistics. The result is this short video embedded below, a feature in Nordea Invest Magazine, in print and on a new iPad App, as well as a travel journal on Facebook. Spoiler: speak and texts available in Danish only. […]

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Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation

From economic crisis to booming growth lead by a new, large middle class, the countries of Latin America is undergoing an economic transformation. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Nordea Invest, to document what is hidden behind the impressive statistics. The result is this short video embedded below, a feature in Nordea Invest Magazine, in print and on a new iPad App, as well as a travel journal on Facebook. Spoiler: speak and texts available in Danish only. […]

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Life’s Getting Better in China, Brazil, and India

These are the three countries in this world that are making an impressive leap outside of the economic crisis and onto the ship of economic growth as well as increased retails, stable inflation and a better life standard. China moved up to the second place in the GDP ranking of countries in the recent past years. In 2010 a report, created by the United Nations, states that China has a GDP of 5.74 trillion, whereas that number grows to 7.3 trillion for 2011, according to the World Bank report. They have extremely high growth rates and the people are ready […]

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Africa’s Middle Class is Booming

Optimism about Africa needs to be taken in fairly small doses; most Africans still live on less than two dollars a day. But some countries on the continent are doing extremely well, thanks to a boom in commodities: Over the past decade six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia, including Japan. Even allowing for the knock-on effect of the northern hemisphere’s slowdown, the IMF expects Africa to grow by 6% this year and nearly 6% in 2012, about the same as Asia. Africa now […]

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