Emerging Markets

China's Rise in Smoking-Related Deaths Is a Sign of Progress

Tom Bailey | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK
Tom Bailey

According to a study in the Lancet, one in three young Chinese men will die from smoking-related diseases if current trends continue. The study includ...

BoE Bank Rate Rise: The Case for the Whimper, Not the Bang

Michael Martins | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK
Michael Martins

The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest rates and high levels ...

Global Growth In Smartphones Will Change Our Digital Lives

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

Feature-rich phones need an equally feature-rich network infrastructure to drive and optimise consumer experience and consequently engender brand loyalty. The explosion in smartphones will mean a corresponding explosion in the amount of data consumed.

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

Africa Rising - Creating Global Investment Opportunities, Not Band Aids for Christmas

Ijeoma E. Okoli | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Ijeoma E. Okoli

Like all the other Band Aid projects, the popularity of Band Aid 30 will be ephemeral. However, investment opportunities now available through crowdfunding platforms have the potential to forever change market access for retail investors by offering more investment choices and opening up avenues that enable such investors to contribute to sustainable growth in markets that badly need it.

The Search for Telecoms Solutions for the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

It's no secret that the demand for telecoms in India and other parts of the developing world is accelerating fast. According to the International Tele...

The Death of the Fixed Landline Phone Call

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

UK telecoms companies are about to increase their fixed-line phone charges. Ten years ago this would have led to the technological equivalent of riots in the streets. It would have been front page news. But today? Nope. Hardly a squeak.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

A Globalised View of CEOs

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Last year, we conducted some research into FTSE 100 and 250 CEOs and found that despite the world of business being in a state of constant flux, the world of FTSE CEOs has remained static.

Financial Inclusion - Why We Should Care

John Calverley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
John Calverley

Financial inclusion has become a buzzword for governments intent on tackling poverty and inequality among their citizens. India's Prime Minister Modi just announced that he wants to end 'financial untouchability' with an ambitious target to provide most households with a bank account in a matter of months.

The Unemployment Vortex: Latin America's Next Dilemma

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

In the past five years, the global economy has experienced some of the most phenomenal uncertainties in its history. Yet we are already on the path to recovery. If you look at global trends between 2008 and 2013, it's easy to see the world is once again becoming a busy producer of goods. Exports are on the rise, and with them global GDP indicators.

Coping With Cyber Threats : An Agenda for Corporates

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Cyber threats are growing virally, necessitating a new approach in combating them by the corporate world, who even today regard antivirus programs and firewalls as a baseline for their security efforts.

Investors Turning Away From Emerging Markets as European and US Recoveries Begin to Gather Pace

Jeremy Cook | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Life is all about the balance between risk and reward; what could I suffer for what I desire? Get to where I want to go quickly and take a dangerous shortcut or maybe take the path that most travel and just be happy to get there safely. This balance of loss versus gain is what drives investment more than anything.

BRICS Bank to Herald End of International System?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa - have decided to set up their own development bank to rival the World Bank. This initiative is not happening in a vacuum.

Fighting Economic Sharks is a Matter of 'Jugaad'

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Navi Radjou, co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth wears three hats. The first one is made in India,...

Current Developed Countries May Be Underdeveloped, After All

Austin Aneke | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics
Austin Aneke

So, what is really happening in the Northern hemisphere? Why are nations referred as developed, in huge trouble? Is it because of the rise of China and India; the end of colonialism, and progressive coming to an end of neo-colonialism; and the decryption of western technological secrets by some emerging markets, leading to a new world economic order?

Education Is Indispensible in Tackling Gender Inequality

Sir George Alleyne | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sir George Alleyne

Education will give women a greater ability to contribute to the economy, it will help them set up their own businesses, climb the corporate ladder and increase their representation in politics. Access to the education asset is essential in tackling gender inequality and multinational corporations have a proactive role to play.

Women's Vital Role in the Emerging Markets

Baroness Mary Goudie | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Baroness Mary Goudie

There are a number of ways that gender inequality can be addressed. But now is the time to stop talking and move to take action. The issues are global and the need for action in the emerging markets is crucial.

Should British Retailers Target Emerging Market Youths? (GRAPH)

Charlie Thomas | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

Retailers should consider targetting youth products at kids from emerging market countries, as British kids' low spending confidence is affecting cons...

The Case for Tertiary Education in the New Global Economy

Sir George Alleyne | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Sir George Alleyne

The finance minister of Chile, Felipe Larraín, recently wrote an important article about the role countries like his are playing in the new global economy.

That C-word - Is Battling Corruption About to Get Tougher?

Brook Horowitz | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK
Brook Horowitz

Each year, 9 December is recognised worldwide as International Anti-Corruption Day. The year 2011 however is especially significant as we've seen corruption make it to the very top of the political agenda.