business development

Urbanization – Mega trend for the future?

Every day about 180,000 people move into cities. Add to that that half the world’s population already live in cities and it’s obvious that urbanization is one of the mega trend for the new decade. Needless to say this has an enormous impact on what we consume because urban consumers are more daring, liberal, tolerant, experienced and prone to trying out new products and services. [...]

Are free market policies always right?

For decades governments that dared to challenge the IMF model swiftly found themselves out of favor in Washington and other Western capitals. But the financial crisis that started in 2008 prompted a new debate over free market policies and IMF ideology [...]

Africa growing faster than Asia?

The fastest growing country in the world is actually Angola. No you didn’t get it wrong. China comes second followed by Nigeria, Ethiopia, Chad, Mozambique and Rwanda, all growing at least 8% a year. So has Africa’s time finally come and will the continent now forge ahead? [...]

How can Iraq be rebuilt when the money is stolen?

We have all heard about how officials and companies are making the money assigned to rebuild Iraq disappear. But did you know that recently there’s even been a record number of US soldiers convicted of such theft and bribery? [...]

Occupy Wall Street – The beginning of a new era?

Why is Washington cheering on Middle Eastern people rising against injustices but when it comes to Americans demanding change the tone is different? The double standards are so obvious Foreign Policy Magazine compared how protesters are handled in Cairo and New York by drawing a parallel between Hosni Mubarak and Michael Bloomberg in the article Hosni Bloomberg?. [...]