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2013

Country Report: Russia

REFORM BECOMING REALITY   By Laurence Neville   After years of promises, there are tentative signs that Russia is finally getting serious about reforming its economy.   Russia has always been the odd one out in the BRIC quartet of ...

2012

Emerging Markets Review: Feeding Growth

NOURISHING GROWTH   By Laurence Neville   Despite slowing growth in the BRIC countries, emerging markets generally continue their ascent. Although they have made fewer headlines than usual over the past year, developing countries have experienced some pivotal, uplifting moments—both ...

FX Supplement: The Euro Belies the Pessimists

PROFITING FROM THE BEAUTY PAGEANT   By Laurence Neville   Despite the eurozone’s debt woes, the euro has remained remarkably resilient thanks to a range of factors, including a more credible ECB under Mario Draghi and diversification away from the ...

Special Report: Asset Nationalization

WAKE-UP CALL   By Laurence Neville   The expropriation of private assets in Argentina and Bolivia are a stark reminder of the risk of doing business in developing markets.   Nationalization of the political sort—as opposed to pragmatism designed to ...

Cover Story: Global Elections 2012

ELECTION YEAR   By Laurence Neville   Numerous countries around the world are holding elections this year, which could create market uncertainty and hold back much-needed political decision-making—particularly in Europe.   Unlike 2011, which was a year of "unknown unknowns," ...

2011

The 10%+ Club

  COVER STORY: THE 10% + CLUB   By Laurence Neville   Predicting what countries will be the next growth outperformers is tricky at best. Those firms that back the winners will undoubtedly profit, and the countries that make the ...

Wealth And Democracy Go Hand In Hand

MILESTONES / GLOBAL   by Laurence Neville   Renaissance’s Robertson: “China in risky period” China will become a democracy by 2017, while Russia is highly likely to become a strong democracy within the next few years, according to a remarkable ...

Country Report: Ukraine

Uphill Struggle   By Laurence Neville   Ukraine’s recovery appears impressive, but structural cracks remain that could derail it.   At first glance, Ukraine appears to be in fine health. Having been at risk of collapse in the first stage ...

Blowing Up

COVER STORY: EMERGING MARKETS INFLATION   By Laurence Neville   Emerging markets have been credited with saving the world’s economy from catastrophe with their resilient exports. Now they’re exporting a different product that threatens to stop the global recovery in ...

2010

The Great Divide

ANALYSIS: GLOBAL GROWTH   By Laurence Neville   As companies thrive while countries struggle, a split seems to be emerging between macroeconomic and corporate performance.   Observers of the global economy could be forgiven for being a little confused of ...

Regional Report: Southern Europe

COVER STORY: LIVING ON THE EDGE   By Laurence Neville   Southern Europe's sovereign debt crisis may appear to have been resolved, but severe trials still lie ahead—particularly for Greece.   The travails of Southern Europe—in particular Spain, Portugal and ...

Drowning In Debt

COVER STORY: AFTER THE BAILOUT   The turmoil in Greece and the subsequent rout of the euro have rattled global markets and caused a renewed bout of hand-wringing over the stability of the global economy. Some believe the developed markets ...

Best Developed Markets Banks Awards

TOP BANKS BOUNCE BACK     After two dismal years, the banking industry in the world’s developed markets is flourishing again.   By Laurence Neville     The recovery of the financial markets from March 2009 (and earlier in the ...

The Dollar’s decline

The Dollar’s Decline   A weak dollar may be beneficial to the US in the short term, but it is undermining the dollar’s long-term status as the de facto global currency.   By Laurence Neville   One of the rocks ...

2009

Regulars : Newsmakers : India

In the past decade, India and China have been mentioned in the same breath when discussing the coming giants of the world economy.   By Laurence Neville   In truth, India has never been in China’s league when it comes ...

Cover Story: All Change

Recent financial turmoil has accelerated the seismic shifts taking place in the balance of global economic and political power. How the major powers act in the coming years will determine the future shape of globalization. BY LAURENCE NEVILLE The global ...