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Emerging Markets: Nirvana Lost

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Andres Velasco |  October 10, 2013
For emerging markets, nirvana is over; but, in some cases, their citizens have no inkling of the suffering that may be upon them, says the former finance minister of Chile and a visiting professor at Columbia University.
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Four Things You Thought You Knew About Africa

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Sharon Kahn |  September 26, 2013
You may think you know the world’s largest continent as a place of spotty governance and unreliable infrastructure. But there are pockets of progress that represent real opportunity for forward-thinking investors.
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Long Live China's Boom

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Justin Yifu Lin |  August 16, 2013
China’s expansion has slowed dramatically, but the former chief economist for the World Bank argues that the growth spurt isn’t over just yet.
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Hopes and False Hopes in China's Interest Rate Reform

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Shang-Jin Wei |  June 27, 2013
The Chinese central bank has recently hinted that it will quicken the pace of interest rate reforms. But more is needed to make the country’s economy truly market-determined, says Shang-Jin Wei.
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How to Spot a Breakout Nation

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Sharon Kahn |  May 17, 2013
Looking for the next hot emerging market? Two indicators can point you in the right direction — but two others will lead you astray.
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Africa on the Verge

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Sharon Kahn |  April 12, 2013
Africa has always been a metaphor for the planet: An Eden rich in natural resources and startling beauty; a hell wracked by manmade plagues of war, corruption, famine, and disease. It’s a continent of untold promise and home to repetitive, often heartbreaking, disappointment. Now all the promise seems poised to become reality.
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A Carrot for Long-Term Investors

Global Insights: Analysis
Betsy Wiesendanger |  April 2, 2013
When stocks are bought or sold in a fraction of a second, what's to keep investors hanging on? Patrick Bolton has a novel way to encourage buy-and-hold.
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Doing Good: Bad for the Bottom Line?

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Betsy Wiesendanger |  April 2, 2013
It’s long been a truism that good corporate citizenship cuts into profits. Not so, according to new research. Investors and managers who take a long-term view find that doing good can pay off where it counts: in ROI and stock price.
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Accounting for a Sustainable Future

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Betsy Wiesendanger |  March 29, 2013
A new initiative is trying to do for social responsibility what FASB did for accounting. But will companies go along with mandatory reporting of their dirty deeds?
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The World Economy: What Now?

Global Insights: In Their Own Words
February 13, 2013
Watch a webcast of this very special symposium featuring Glenn Hubbard, Joseph Stiglitz, Shang-Jin Wei, José Antonio Ocampo, and Richard Clarida.
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