thinktankfebmar12

Better prospects in emerging markets attract returning diaspora

The best prospects for those seeking employment have traditionally been in the developed economies of the West, leading to the diaspora of highly educated, motivated and skilled people from countries such as Nigeria, Poland and Brazil. But with these emerging economies proving more resilient to the current economic climate, and with a scarcity of talent resulting in the offering of highly lucrative salaries, many of these expatriates are returning home.

Irish eyes on the Islamic finance prize

Irish eyes on the Islamic finance prize

Its high growth and relative stability in such times of economic uncertainty has seen myriad countries trying to position themselves as Islamic finance hubs. Ireland is the latest country to do this, and the early signs – including a $2bn sukuk issued on its stock exchange by Goldman Sachs last year – are promising.

A region transformed

Pomerania: from Solidarity to shared services

The northern Polish region of Pomerania, which lies on the Baltic coast, has a long and proud history of shipbuilding. However, boosted by EU funding, the area is undergoing a rapid modernisation, with its infrastructure transformed and its industries venturing into various hi-tech sectors.

Eindhovens innovation and success

Collaboration proves key to Eindhoven's innovation and success

By encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to production and a co-operative approach to research and development, Eindhoven in the Netherlands has transformed itself from a city reliant on the economic output of two companies to the home of a campus designed to inspire collaboration and innovation between the hundreds of companies based there.

Rebuilding the silk road

Asian economies smooth path for Silk Road resurrection

Across central Asia, from China to Kazakhstan, economies are set to benefit from the re-opening of trade routes along the historic Silk Road. Significant investment has already been made to improve the infrastructure along the route, but further investment, more cohesion between the central Asian countries involved and more politically stability in the region as a whole is needed if this great passageway between Asia and Europe is to return to its former glory.
 

Asia to continue to lead global recovery: IMF

Latest IMF World Economic Outlook signals that developing Asian economies will continue to dominate the global recovery.

HSBC report: emerging economies set to eclipse developed world by 2050

A HSBC report predicts that global growth will increasingly be powered by emerging markets until 2050.

Serbian officials highlight FDI's role in country's recovery

The deputy prime minister of Serbia hopes foreign investment will be able to help the country recover from its economic crisis.

Beijing office rental costs soar: Cushman & Wakefield

The cost of prime office space in Beijing increased by 75% in 2011, making it the third most costly city for office space in Asia behind Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Czech Republic sees property boom

Czech Republic dominates central and eastern Europe rankings for property deals.

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