Posts Tagged ‘BRICs’

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    Global Economic Growth: From Meat to Luxury Cars

    Sep 18, 13 • 1164 Views • No Comments

    For many of us, becoming  more affluent first means more meat and then maybe a washing machine. Imagine a spending ladder in emerging market nations like the BRICs–Brazil, Russia, India, China. At each rung, spending surges and then flattens at that......  [read more]

  • How To Win The Olympics

    Aug 11, 12 • 331 Views • No Comments

    The 2016 Olympics in Rio might be different. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Great Britain fared poorly. They took home only one gold and ranked #36 among medal winners. At Beijing in 2008, their medal count was 47 and they ranked #4. And now in London, 2012,......  [read more]

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    Coach and the Chinese Consumer

    Aug 1, 12 • 654 Views • No Comments

    Reporting their 4th quarter earnings yesterday, Coach, the handbag and accessories retailer, disappointed investors when they said that US department store and factory outlet sales had slowed. They did report, though, that sales of their handbags and......  [read more]

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    BRIC Cell Phones

    Mar 12, 12 • 784 Views • No Comments

    The Tibetan town of Namche Bazaar has yaks, donkeys and cell phones. Located along the route to a Mt. Everest base camp, the town attracts local traders who provision climbers. With the former carrying products and the latter, market information, the animals......  [read more]

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    Emerging Economies

    Aug 30, 11 • 536 Views • No Comments

    The world is shifting. More than one-half of the world’s car sales, mobile phone subscriptions and oil, copper and steel purchases came from emerging markets during 2010. Here you can see the same story through these export and import, global GDP, and......  [read more]