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Emerging markets: judging by GDP

6 August 2015
The Financial Times recently highlighted a disparity between the classifications of emerging markets and the state of their economies due to a plethora of GDP data.

Nigeria – on the cusp of greatness?

24 July 2014
When we added our member firm in Nigeria, SIAO Partners to our network in September 2013, I heard about the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, who once said: “…there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don’t think we have a new Nigeria yet.” Thinking about Nigeria again for this blog I considered this quote. 

Turkey: business birth along the Bosphorus

9 July 2014
A recent article in the Financial Times alluded to the ‘careful navigation’ that international commentators need to have when discussing the Bosphorus nation due to its conflicting geographic, economic and cultural conditions, which can catch observers ou

Indonesia: the wind blows hot and cold

24 June 2014
When Jim O’Neill coined the term ‘MINT’ for the economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, he stated that Indonesia, due to be ranked as the seventh largest GDP globally by 2050, had the potential to be “more compelling than Russia”, principally because of its growing population of young workers.