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.

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    Manufacturing Jobs

    Aug 28, 11 • 385 Views • No Comments

    Our story begins with M.I.T.’s lithium-ion battery research and then takes us to South Korea and China where the batteries are made. Next, in a surprising move, some of the manufacturing returns to the U.S. With $375 million in federal stimulus money......  [read more]

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    Time Matters

    Aug 25, 11 • 440 Views • 1 Comment

    Faster people tend to live in wealthier nations. According to psychologist Robert Levine, cultures with faster walkers probably have more people, a cooler climate, a “vital economy” and they value individualism. Measuring “tempo” in 31......  [read more]

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    Made in the USA?

    Aug 24, 11 • 452 Views • No Comments

    One friend recently said to me, “The problem is we don’t make anything anymore!” Disagreeing, a San Francisco Fed report says that 88.5% of consumer spending is for goods and services made here. In addition, businesses are buying US made......  [read more]

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    Recycling Matters

    Aug 21, 11 • 442 Views • No Comments

    Coca-Cola has a recycling problem. Last year, it had hoped to process 100 million pounds of recycled PET (bottle grade) plastic in its Spartanburg, S.C. plant and is not even close. Here is why: Less supply of recycled plastic: It is tough to get enough PET......  [read more]

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    Chinese Pork

    Aug 11, 11 • 592 Views • No Comments

    The Chinese might be dipping into their Strategic Pork Reserve. Faced with a 57% increase in pork prices, the Financial Times tells us that the Chinese will be “rushing” extra pigs to market to lower the price. Higher feed prices are one source of......  [read more]