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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    More Oil Dilemmas

    Jun 27, 11 • 396 Views • No Comments

    The recent International Energy Agency (IEA) announcement is about a lot more than a tank of gas. Everyday, for 30 days, 2 million barrels of oil will be released from strategic petroleum reserves (SPRs). The U.S. will be responsible for half of the 60......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Saudi Women

    Jun 24, 11 • 444 Views • No Comments

    It is tough for a Saudi Arabian woman to get a driver’s license. Only in rural areas might you see women behind the wheel. Even with recent protests, imagine, to get to work, to pick up groceries, to take a child to the doctor, you need a man. And, if......  [read more]

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    Where Did Your Tuna Fish Come From?

    Jun 22, 11 • 288 Views • No Comments

    The tuna you had for lunch might have been caught in the Pacific, processed and canned in Thailand, and flown to a Wal-Mart warehouse in the U.S. Concerned about monitoring quality, a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tells us that......  [read more]

  • Ethanol’s Unintended Consequences

    Jun 17, 11 • 388 Views • No Comments

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576369933829499132.html?mod=WSJ_newsreel_opinion......  [read more]

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    Trading Places

    Jun 14, 11 • 489 Views • No Comments

    A switch has taken place. More than half of our imported goods used to come from the G-6 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K.) Now, we import more from China, Mexico and Brazil. Specifically, in 1987, 55% of U.S. merchandise imports came......  [read more]