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Mexico: ready to take on China?

Sometimes it is easy to forget that one of the biggest and most affluent emerging markets lies next door to the United States. Yes, I’m talking about Mexico.  While Mexico has suffered rising violence and stagnant economic growth in recent years, changing … Continue reading

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Peru and Turkey: consolidation or disruption?

In the past 10 days, Peru and Turkey held national elections that have huge potential to impact the steadiness of each country’s progress toward greater democracy and economic prosperity.  In Peru, a divided population narrowly opted for Ollanta Humala, a left-wing ex-officer who had backed … Continue reading

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Can you say “Groupon” in Spanish?

Recently, I was thinking about whether Groupon’s virtual coupon sales model might offer a way to boost e-commerce in growth in emering markets. Unlike traditional e-commerce business models, which mostly help people by products online, and which depend on credit cards, strong logistics infrastructure, … Continue reading

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