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Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies

The World Bank has just launched the report “Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers, and Policies.” The report says that the adverse effects of high inflation can fall disproportionately on the poor, who hold most of their assets in cash and rely heavily on wage income, welfare benefits, and pensions. The research’s key …
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A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility

The report “A Broken Social Elevator? How to Promote Social Mobility” provides new evidence on social mobility in the context of increased inequalities of income and opportunities in OECD and selected emerging economies. It covers the aspects of both social mobility between parents and children and of personal income mobility over the life course, and …
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Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean

The World Bank has just published “Shaking Up Economic Progress: Aggregate Shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean”. According to the report, countries across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have made major progress in reducing poverty and inequality, but frequent natural and man-made shocks threaten to drive many people back into poverty unless efforts …
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First ‘Emerge’ Progress Report Launched at Telecom World

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) – including cloud computing and the rise of software-as-a-service – has reduced the cost of innovation and market access, allowing small tech businesses to compete with established industries. This was one of the key findings of the Emerge Publication which was launched yesterday at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok, Thailand. …
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Turning global risk into opportunity: Key priorities for consumer company CFOs

Manufacturers and retailers are increasingly focusing on risk in their supply chains, according to KPMG’s study, “Turning global risk into opportunity: Key priorities for consumer company CFOs.” The study examines the findings of a survey of 350 senior finance executives from consumer markets companies around the world. Economic uncertainty was the biggest risk cited by 44 …
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Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has just published the report, “Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy: The Region in the Decade of the Emerging Economies.” According to the study, the value of goods exported from Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by 27 percent in 2011, …
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Banking in 2050

How big will the banking industry be by 2050?  This report from PricewaterhouseCoopers offers some interesting insights. One of its most startling predictions is that emerging economy banking sectors will outgrow those of developed economies, at a pace that has already accelerated since the global financial crisis.  In the seven leading emerging economies, the banking …
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The Russia Competitiveness Report

The World Economic Forum has just published the Russia Competitiveness Report 2011 which includes a special focus on innovation. The study recognizes that Russia’s growth potential could match the other BRICs while also acknowledging that the country is currently falling behind India, China and Brazil in terms of competitiveness. According to the report, innovation could …
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Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India by Pranab Bardhan. ISBN: 9780691129945

Synopsis The recent economic rise of China and India has attracted a great deal of attention – and justifiably so. Together, the two countries account for one-fifth of the global economy and are projected to represent a full third of the world’s income by 2025. Yet, many of the views regarding China and India’s market …
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