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Sudan tycoon’s battle for growth

When doctors told Osama Daoud Abdellatif, Sud­an’s leading businessman, that he should take it easy and go back to tending cattle as a way to calm …

Emerging-world fashions that change with the seasons

As I prepare to step down from Pimco in mid-March, emerging markets are once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. In Argentina the currency …

Original sin in emerging markets: it’s back

Print this page<p>Is it 1997 all over again? EM bulls scoff at the idea: this time, they say, is different, and for solid reasons.<p>Two things especially …

Guest post: More China trust defaults likely but beware hype

<i>By Jason Bedford, independent consultant</i><p>Many of the risks surrounding China’s trust sector have been misunderstood and consequently overstated. The …

From oxcart to Wal-Mart: Four keys to reaching emerging-market consumers

To get products to customers in emerging markets, global manufacturers need strategies for navigating both the traditional and the modern retail …

Innovation

Marketing & Sales

April 2018 – Government agencies that are unclear on what matters most to their customers risk wasting time and resources on the things that...<p>April …

Marketing

Marketing & Sales

May 2018 – It takes focus to transform public-sector agencies to serve a diverse set of customers better. A ready reference—based on...<p>April 2018 – …

Marketing

Peru’s middle class prospers from investment-driven growth

In Los Olivos, a sprawling Lima neighbourhood, Cindy Mamani is late for her law class at César Vallejo university, where she is studying to be an …

UK growth in 2014 – set to zoom past several EMs

These days, Jim O’Neill doesn’t bother much with “Brics” – the moniker he invented. The former Goldman strategist is more into “growth markets” …

No appetite for big consumer goods? Try their suppliers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - As a slowdown in emerging markets takes the shine off shares in consumer goods makers like Nestle NESN.VX, Unilever (ULVR.L), Danone (DANO.PA) and Procter & Gamble (PG.N), hungry investors have been sampling more of the companies that supply them.<p>A general view of the exterior of …

Disrupted poll leaves Thailand with power vacuum

Thailand faces a future of unpaid bills, hamstrung civil servants and grounded ministers as the messy legacy of last week’s disrupted elections …

Is SodaStream Next? Coca-Cola’s Deal With Green Mountain Reignites Buyout Chatter

It’s been a big year for beverage buyouts. The latest deal — Coca-Cola’s $1.25 buyout of a 10% stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – has people talking once again about whether a suitor would come in and scoop up SodaStream.<p>Immediately after the deal was announced Wednesday night, SodaStream’s …

CES: First 3D printer to make food revealed

Chinese-style “tapering” eclipses US taper in scale

Which tapering programme is bigger – the US Fed’s or China’s? Of course, the two processes are different in several aspects, but each represents an …

China shouldn’t care that 94% of US consumers can’t name a single Chinese brand

Chinese companies are some of the world’s largest—China Mobile is the world’s biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers and Industrial Commercial Bank of China is the second-largest bank in terms of market value. Nonetheless, only 6% of US consumers and about 14% of British ones can name a …

China

Danone whets appetite for China dairy with bigger Mengniu stake

Danone will more than double its stake in China’s leading dairy company in a move aimed at bolstering the Chinese group’s image in a country obsessed …

US to end boycott of India’s Narendra Modi ahead of election

The US is to end its boycott of Narendra Modi, the controversial leader of India’s Hindu nationalist opposition, weeks ahead of a general election …

Koovs fashions new-look board for float

Koovs, the Indian fashion website set up by the former chairman of Asos, has beefed up its board with a former French Connection executive and the …

America’s beer brewing history: 1887-2013

The spirit of the ’80s is alive among American beer makers.<p>The 1880s, that is. The chart below shows the number of breweries in the US, which fell to zero in the prohibition years, but ended 2013 at the highest level since at least 1887. This is mainly due to the well documented explosion in …

Craft Beer

‘This is your coffee calling – buy me’

Cakes that send smartphone messages to passing hungry shoppers will soon be on the shelves of coffee shops as the British high street prepares to …

Are EM companies the real debt worry?

Emerging markets have convulsed recently amid concerns about government balance sheets, but investors may want to worry more about corporate ones …

Markets

An awakening giant

LESS than an hour’s drive outside Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, a farmer walks along a narrow path on a green valley floor after milking his cows. …

Good morning Vietnam, McDonald’s has landed

McDonald’s is due to throw open its doors in Vietnam on Saturday, in a location that is high in historical symbolism – and revealing of trends in …

Consumers care about packaging almost as much as the brand

In the United States, there is a growing divide in the median household income and the thickness of the American paper towel. As middle class consumers tighten their wallets, consumer brands have introduced value-priced versions of industry standards with names like “simple” and “basic.” But …

artisanal

Beer market steams ahead in Africa

It was a sweltering Friday afternoon in March, and the Blessing Restaurant on the sleeper train from Lagos to Kano, Nigeria’s two largest cities, was …

Peltz drops campaign for PepsiCo-Mondelez merger

Nelson Peltz, the activist investor, will drop his campaign for PepsiCo to buy Mondelez International, the snacks business behind Oreo cookies, …

Pernod versus Rémy: battle of the booze-makers

Pernod Ricard and Rémy Cointreau share more than a passing resemblance. Both are French, both make cognac and other spirits and both founding …