Global retail giants adapt to fit local markets

Global retail giants adapt to fit local markets

Huge opportunities exist in emerging economies for retailers, but expansion into these markets requires local knowledge, meaning that not even the largest global retailers are guaranteed success.

High-tech boost for Barcelona

While FDI into Spain has decreased in the first nine months of 2012 when compared with the same period in 2011, Barcelona has experienced a significant increase in FDI in this period.

Dramatic increase in annual consumption in emerging markets: McKinsey

A report by consultancy firm McKinsey Global Institute projects that annual consumption in emerging markets is set to more than double by 2025.

A new direction

Chengdu sends Chinese FDI in a new direction

The aftermath of the global financial crisis has seen the rapid growth of China's large eastern cities slow. This has caused attention to increasingly turn towards inland areas of the country, and chief among them is the city of Chengdu. Barbara Njau reports on why this south-western centre is attracting more and more FDI attention.

China's megalopolises on the rise: EIU report

A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit projects that the number of megalopolises in China will almost double by 2020, as the country's rapidly growing population becomes increasingly urbanised.

Julia Santos

Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

MIPIM 2012: focus on Canada

The mayors of five Canadian cities tell Michal Kaczmarski about their cities' development and infrastructure plans that they are promoting at the 2012 MIPIM global real estate conference in Cannes.

US recovery will slow growth in BRIC economies, says PwC

With strong growth forecast for the US economy in 2012, Brazil, Russia,India and China are expected to see a slowdown in the level of capital entering their economies, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Kenya’s political landscape threatens growth prospects

Kenya's economic growth in 2012 will only just surpass that of 2011 and is far slower than in other East Africa Community countries, according to research by Roubini Global Economics.

View From Asia: February/March 2012

Investing in any country comes with its risks and challenges, though Myanmar presents more than most.

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