The Next Emerging Markets After BRIC

As indicated in the recent Business Perspectives on Emerging Markets 2012 to 2017 Report conducted by the Global Intelligence Alliance or GIA, the countries China, India, Russia and Brazil which make up the famous acronym BRIC, will keep their leading spots in the list of the world’s developing markets for 2012 to 2017. In the […]

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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 […]

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IKEA Bolstering India’s Economic Confidence

The Swedish group IKEA, the world’s leading manufacturer and retailer of furniture asked for India’s government approval of their proposal to invest an estimated amount of €1.5 billion or $1.9 billion worth of business by establishing about 25 stores around the country in the next years. IKEA’s business venture sparked a brand new hope for […]

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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 […]

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Internet-enabled Mobile Phones Boost Health in Kenya

Huge health benefits have been achieved through clinical trials in Kenya with the use of Mobile phones at a fraction of costs, according to recent article in MIT’s Technology Review on Kenya’s startup boom. According to the article, the main challenge lies in maintaining the low-cost benefits of these clinical trials, and transforming them into […]

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Russia Will Join the European Union, Predicts Goldman Sachs

In his forecast for the next 10-40 years, Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs defies the critics of Russia’s continued membership of the Bric team and it’s future economic growth: Russia doesn’t need dramatic growth rates. It just needs to avoid crises. Russia is often singled out as the Bric country that doesn’t belong in the […]

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Democracy in China by 2017

Few countries with per head incomes of more than $10,000 a year survives as autocratic/authoritarian/totalitarian nations except for oil exporters. Charles Robertson of Renaissance Capital boldly predicts China could be a democracy by 2017: China, on about $7,500 and growing fast, is approaching the income level when democratic change often begins. There are powerful arguments […]

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Jim Was Right about Bric

Ten years ago Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs predicted the four growth economies – Brazil, China, India and Russia together would lead the World’s economic development. And he was right: A quick look at the MSCI indices for the four Brics since 2001 shows that they have comfortably outperformed the S&P 500. If you invested […]

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