A green populism could be the basis of a new kind of politics in Latin America, one that embraces many of the region’s struggles in a challenge to neoliberalism Guest post by Rodrigo Echecopar With the climate crisis emerging as the next great challenge, many progressive leaders in advanced economies have advocated for a Green New Deal, which would shift economic policy and redistribute wealth. In the Global South, however, the centrality of a green transformation is still contested. Some argue that these countries should focus on pressing social issues…Read More
Emerging markets have grown at a lightning speed. Over the last 20 years, it has resulted in transforming international trading practices. Emerging economies now play a larger role in international trade than ever before. Twenty years ago, emerging economies accounted for about 30 percent of the world’s trade. Today, the figure stands at nearly 50 percent.
As supply and demand grow, developing market enterprises require ongoing working capital to maximize distribution, operational efficiency, and inventory turnover. International trade financing companies can assist emerging-market businesses in improving their cash flow position and reducing their risk exposure.
International trade finance companies typically extend working capital to businesses in emerging markets by providing them with trade finance facilities such as documentary collections, letters of credit, standby letters of credit, factoring facilities, and export credit. When a buyer purchases goods from a seller,
On the second day of COP26 – the UN climate negotiations in Glasgow – the world celebrated an announcement made by leaders from 124 countries. In the Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, world leaders boldly pledged “to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development”.Read More
Some of the most significant coffee-producing regions got less than half of the average amount of rain. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of coffee. The rainy season in Brazil often occurs during the northern hemisphere’s winter, giving enough water for farmers to irrigate coffee plants and keep them alive for several months. Bloomberg reported this week that Brazil’s rainy season suffered a severe shortage of rain. Some of the most important coffee-producing regions received less than half the typical quantity of rain. As a result, “output of arabica coffee,…Read More
Tiktok, which was created in China, witnessed an increase in the number of users on its app. Silicon Valley, once the origin of the first generation of social media applications such as Facebook and Instagram, is losing its position as the world’s only tech powerhouse. I invited Andy Tian, CEO of Asia Innovations Group, on the EMT podcast to discuss this shift in social media trends and the second generation of social media apps that are coming from emerging markets. The Chinese founded Tiktok saw an explosion of users in…Read More
Food waste has become a complex problem in recent years, attracting the attention of experts and customers in both developed and developing nations. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, roughly one-third of all food produced for human use is wasted globally, amounting to 1.6 billion tons each year.Read More
In contrast to the excitement shown earlier this year, the Brazilian cannabis sector is wary. Several companies promised in January that cannabis-based medications would be on national pharmacy shelves in the first half of 2021. The bulk of them have had their deadlines pushed out to 2021.Read More
The US government faces a moral dilema if it is to fulfill its electoral pledge to conserve the Amazon rainforest without allowing Jair Bolsonaro, whose government oversaw the rise in deforestation in Brazil, money and political gain.
In his 2019 campaign, Joe Biden vowed to raise USD $20 billion in private and public funds to avoid “losing the Amazon” and warned of “serious economic repercussions.”Read More
Both the quantity and quality of jobs are deteriorating rapidly as a result of the economic paralysis created by the pandemic. The UN’s International Labour Organization estimates that the health crisis will push unemployment rates in the region up from 8.1% to 11.5% in 2020Read More
So, why is Brazil the odd-one-out in the IKEA’s emerging markets success? The reasons are manyRead More