Developing Economies

Developing economies are countries that display the earlier stages of a market system. Including China, India, the Philippines, they have fast growth rates and are helping propel the world economy. Because each one is different, econlife looks at examples of their businesses, consumers and governments.

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    The Fabric of Free Trade

    Oct 14, 11 • 446 Views • No Comments

    The roof of the big-box store near your home could contain fabric that was made in Greensboro, N.C. Transported in rolls that are 12 feet wide and 5,000 yards long, this material is also made in South Korea. Until now, U.S. textile firms could compete against......  [read more]

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    Averting Disasters

    Oct 3, 11 • 469 Views • No Comments

    Disaster spending is setting records this year. At 81, the number of tornadoes, earthquakes, snowstorms, hurricanes and wild fires is equal to the total for all of 2010 and more than each of the previous 3 years. Disaster spending almost created a disaster......  [read more]

  • U.S. Jobs and China

    Sep 30, 11 • 349 Views • No Comments

    Trading with China can be very confusing. As Chinese imports proliferated from 1990-2007, factory employment in the communities surrounding Raleigh N.C. plummeted.  According to the WSJ, the 40% dip in factory jobs led to a government spending increase......  [read more]

  • U.S. Jobs and China

    Sep 30, 11 • 354 Views • No Comments

    http://irps.ucsd.edu/assets/001/501361.pdf “The China Syndrome” The Economic Lesson  ......  [read more]

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    African Notes

    Sep 30, 11 • 456 Views • No Comments

    If you were asked to select the world’s fastest growing economies, maybe you would place China at the top of your list.  This Economist Daily Chart sums it all up. 6 of the world’s fastest growing economies, 2001-2010, are located in......  [read more]