U.S. keen to invest in 3 key areas

Going by the priorities of the new government, the United States has decided to focus on three areas in India which include infrastructure, manufacturing and sectors that are more open for global investment, said Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce, at an interactive session organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here on Wednesday. Read more [...]

Turning Ethiopia Into China’s China

Ethiopian workers walking through the parking lot of Huajian Shoes’ factory outside Addis Ababa in June chose the wrong day to leave their shirts untucked. The company’s president, just arrived from China, spotted them through the window, sprang up, and ran outside. Read more [...]

Global Shopping Trends Overview

Consumers with Internet access in growth markets have become voracious shoppers, often exceeding the global average in early adoption of products, affinity for aspirational brands, researching, and deal sensitivity, according to a recent report by Nielsen. Read more [...]

Beyond Africa rising: Future of global economy’s ‘last frontier’

In the past decade Africa has emerged in the world’s consciousness in the context of an evolution in the continent’s image. Africa is not yet seen as the place to be, to go to, or to be envied in terms of economic and societal progress. Indeed, still too many people around the world hold a decidedly different view. Read more [...]