Natural disasters affect roughly 217 million people each year, and emerging markets are particularly vulnerable. To get ahead of these problems, the Sendai Framework creates alignment among state governments and the private sector, supporting their ability to work together to develop and implement a plan that reduces the loss of lives and livelihood when disaster strikes. Continue reading Preparing for Disaster: Partnering for the Future
Ruchir Sharma, the money manager renowned for his against-consensus, bearish stance on Chinese stocks ahead of the market’s plunge in 2015, is out on a limb once more – this time with a bullish position on Europe. Continue reading Morgan Stanley’s Sharma Takes Pro-EU Contrarian Bet on Poland to Romania
By Stacey Mattish Africa offers a billion-dollar consumer number that many companies are eager to access, yet entering and expanding into Africa’s Sub-Saharan region can be far more challenging than attempting the same feat in either the United States (U.S.) … Continue reading Sub-Sahara Africa: Entrance and Expansion into an Exciting Market
One year into democratic rule under State Counselor and National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s economy continues to receive mixed reviews. The country made BMI Research’s shortlist of the “10 emerging markets of the future” … Continue reading Myanmar: What’s Next for Asia’s Last Frontier?
After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies … Continue reading Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?
A country being “at a crossroads” is a term that gets thrown around in international politics, but when it comes to the national elections in Myanmar this November, there is no better way to put it. Myanmar’s political transformation The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory securing 348 of the total 664 seats in the two houses of parliament, a majority that enables them to win an indirect election for the presidency to be held by the end of February next year. This is surprising not only due to the “25% … Continue reading Myanmar in Transition