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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    Food or Energy?

    Apr 11, 11 • 338 Views • No Comments

    Biofuels create dilemmas. Whenever nations mandate converting corn or sugar into biofuel, their prices soar. People whose diets depend on these commodities are the first to suffer. What to do? Lower food prices or increase energy conservation? China’s...  [read more]

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    Comparing Central Banks

    Apr 9, 11 • 371 Views • No Comments

    Perhaps we can divide the world between inflation fighters and recession fighters. Right now, most of the inflation fighters are in the developing world. In Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs), more expensive food and energy and growing demand are...  [read more]

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    Corporate Tax Matters

    Apr 3, 11 • 413 Views • No Comments

    CBS’s 60 minutes, the NY Times, Forbes, all seem to be talking about how large corporations avoid paying U.S. income taxes. GE, for example, has one of the biggest tax returns (24,000 pages) and the smallest payments. How? For many multinationals, a...  [read more]

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    Cotton or Corn?

    Mar 30, 11 • 421 Views • No Comments

    One farmer told the NY Times, “It’s going to be cotton stalks everywhere.” With cotton prices soaring, acreage in Texas and other Southern states that had been used for wheat or corn now has cotton growing.  The result? A smaller...  [read more]

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    The Missing Sensor

    Mar 29, 11 • 287 Views • 1 Comment

    According to one estimate, worldwide auto production could slide by 30% because Hitachi Automotive’s Sawa Ibaraki Prefecture plant was debilitated by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Hitachi Automotive makes the air flow sensors that are crucial in...  [read more]