Turkey, a nation of digital natives

With an economy growing faster than China’s (10.3% growth was recorded last year), Turkey has attracted a significant amount of business interest. Few were surprised when Turkey was included in reputed economist Jim O’Neill’s latest grouping of emerging economic giants alongside Mexico, Indonesia and Nigeria. These four markets form the ‘MINT’ acronym, a successor to [...]

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The World Economic Forum: little more than a talking shop?

Gary’s thought for the month.
With my nerdy credentials firmly established in recent posts, I feel that I have nothing to lose now by declaring my unhealthy interest in The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting which took place last week in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Hopefully there was precious little time for skiing as 4000 of the worlds [...]

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Is Brazil’s economic growth and power changing European football?

I have often spoken about the emerging countries and the effect of their growth on the rest of the world economies. Now it is time to talk about its effect on the important stuff…football. You’ll indulge me, there is a real business point in here…… somewhere! And I am old enough to still be nostalgic [...]

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Be prepared: expert predictions for 2011

When the Economist asked its readers if they expected 2011 to be a better year for the global economy than 2010, 72 per cent of its readers responded yes. That’s certainly good news, if it bears out. Certainly, some economies are looking strong and set for rapid growth. The chart below predicts the fastest and [...]

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Europeans more positive than Americans about economy

The August results of McKinsey’s regular global economic conditions snapshot are out now and reveal some interesting differences of opinion between European and US executives.
The good news is that, globally, executives’ expectations for national economies and corporate prospects have remained more positive than negative and that the financial services reforms recently passed in the [...]

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Hey Brazil, wait up!

Posted: 24 June 2010

Not only has Brazil emerged from the global recession in stunning fashion, its GDP has grown at an annual rate of 9 per cent in the first quarter of 2010 – that’s the fastest in two decades!
With fears of inflation going out of control top of their mind, the government is attempting to put the [...]

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