RSM Global

Economic insights

Articles covering crucial aspects of the global economy.

Communication Infrastructure and Broadband Growth in Africa

1 November 2011
As the growth of Africa’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure proceeds, industry players are placing greater emphasis on mobile data and other value added services such as mobile banking and funds transfer.

Clean Technology in Europe

1 September 2011
Amid rising concerns about global climate change and growing anxieties over regional energy security, the European Union has launched a range of initiatives to spur adoption of clean technologies:

India as the Global Technology Hub

1 June 2011
Over the past two decades, India has become the global leader in offshore IT (Information Technology) and BPO (Business Processing Outsourcing) services. India’s IT/BPO industry is poised to reach annual revenues of US$225 billion by 2020.

Small and Medium Enterprises in the Global Economy

1 March 2011
Small and medium enterprises, which played a crucial role in job creation and economic growth in the early and mid-2000s, incurred major setbacks during the Great Recession. In the European Union, SME employment fell by over three million jobs in 2009-10.

Corporate Sustainability

1 February 2011
“Corporate Sustainability” – broadly conceived as the formal integration of economic, environmental, and social factors in managerial decision making and corporate governance – is assuming a central role in global business.

Prospects for the World Economy 2011

1 December 2010
Three years after the onset of the global financial crisis, the contours of the global rebound have taken shape.

Renewable Energy in Europe 2010

1 November 2010
The development of renewable energy in Europe faces a host of environmental, economic and political hurdles. Imported fossil fuels represent more than half of European energy consumption. At projected growth rates, the share of imported hydrocarbons will rise to 70 percent of total energy consumption by 2020.

Economic Impact of the World Cup

1 August 2010
International sporting events offer significant potential benefits to host countries: modernization of infrastructure; upgrading of tourist facilities; increased foreign commerce; heightened global prestige and visibility.

German Exporters amid the Global Recovery

1 July 2010
On July 8, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office announced that German exports in May 2010 grew by 9.2 percent, their sharpest rise in 10 years. On seasonally adjusted balance, this result boosted German exports to €80.8 billion, just 5.4 percent below their pre-crisis peak.

Eurasia in the Global Economy

1 June 2010
Eurasia, the landmass bridging the traditional continents of Europe and Asia, has become a bulwark of the global economy.

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