part 5: The Recalibration of the Global Economy

Capital has started to flow from east to west as the global economy has recalibrated. How does the new global dynamic affect both new and established players? Credit and capital flowed into the emerging markets during the crisis, but at a time of recovery for the west, what is happening now?

Ecommerce sites flare up

For foreign brands, localised etailing can make entering or testing new markets far easier

Demand falls for expat talent

Economic and cultural factors lead multinationals in emerging markets to recruit locally

Emerging markets growth slows as costs rise

Labour costs in crisis-hit developed economies are falling but capital inflows are also shrinking

part 4: growth beyond borders

Global investment culture a long way off

Determining an income threshold above which people in developing economies will put cash into equities is difficult


Emerging markets invest in eastern Europe

Engineering talent pool attracts businesses from India and China

Brazil must up its game in Brics

Nation’s commercial links with both old and new world are problematic

part 3 growth markets
Globe Asia(ballpoint pen and notebook)
Asian shot in close-up around the globe.
Background notes and placed a ball point pen.

Story of economic growth heads southeast

Region’s growth is rapid but it’s unclear if it can continue

British recovery depends on point of view

Building bolstered by Treasury scheme but workers’ wages stagnant


EM economic reform hamstrung by politics

Combination of state control and free enterprise that promised so much post-crisis is under scrutiny

part 2 regulation
Antonio Horta Osario CEO Lloyds Bank 10/10/13 At their Grisham Street Offices

Banks worry regulation will crimp recovery

A sense of optimism for an economic rebound in the US, UK and Germany exists but legacy issues continue to haunt lenders

North Sea oilfields offer new prospects

Decommissioning ageing platforms is lucrative business opportunity

Regulation changes the way hedge funds grow

Larger players welcome new rules but small managers will struggle

Part 1: Global Economy

Companies seek to balance cuts and growth

Nimble organisations consolidate functions while chasing new revenue

Asian smartphone makers eye developing markets

Lower margins prompt companies to cut costs and raise efficiency

Logic of outsourcing can be hard to resist

Outsourcing is not an easy option but can give businesses flexibility to grow