February 4

New World Order

Monday’s Big Idea

BRIC

The four BRIC countries -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- represent four very different stories.

As Daniel Altman points out in today's lesson, corruption, lack of transparency, lack of protection for investors and a complicated set of regulations are all factors that are negatively impacting the business climate in these countries.

So what other countries should investors consider as places to acquire assets or set up operations for their businesses? Altman suggests looking at mid-sized countries like Peru, Malaysia, or Turkey.

 

  1. 1 Another BRIC in the Wall?
  2. 2 Move Over BRIC. It's All About RG...
  3. 3 Was the “Rise of the Rest” Inevit...
  4. 4 BRIC's Beauty Addiction
   
  1. Another BRIC in the Wall?

    Another BRIC in the Wall?

    What's the Big Idea? Ten years after Goldman Sachs dubbed the countries Brazil, Russia, India ...

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  2. Move Over BRIC. It's All About RGM (Rapid Growth Markets).

    Move Over BRIC. It's All About RGM (Rapid Growth Markets).

    The top 25 ‘rapid-growth markets,' or RGMs, will continue to contribute nearly half of the world’s growth over the next three years.

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  3. Was the “Rise of the Rest” Inevitable?

    Was the “Rise of the Rest” Inevitable?

    The “great convergence” that began with the emergence of the Asian Tigers, accelerated with explosive growth in China and India, and continues today with numerous other countries spanning the globe—all within the past five decades or so—then it was far from preordained.  

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  4. BRIC's Beauty Addiction

    BRIC's Beauty Addiction

    When the BRIC companies first opened up to global capitalism they became addicted to Western clothing and beauty brands, but now they have emerged as beauty capitals in their own right.

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