Monthly Archives: January 2013

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The New Commercial Actors in Africa

Over the past decade, the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have become the largest trading partners of, and investors in, Africa. In analysing statistics gathered by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 2011, trade between the continent and the five BRICS members climbed from $24bn to $195bn between
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Frontier Markets and the New Global Economy

The frontiers of civilization as traditionally characterized – like the Wild West or Arctic poles – occupy a position not unlike that of the global economy’s frontier markets today: not only do they inspire excitement and symbolize novelty, they also represent a wealth of unexplored opportunity. Frontier markets like Sierra Leone, Myanmar, Qatar, Croatia and
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New Money In New Places

The rise of the BRICS economies is an old story, cited in many places for many years. These days it’s become more important and more interesting to tighten our collective lenses down one level and look at the changing economic dynamics of cities. Across the BRICS markets, there are world-class economic and cultural cities— São
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