India’s leading newspapers do battle; Nigeria continues to reform, but struggles with poverty; a sobering take on EM equities; Chinese GDP figures questioned; while its consumers take Valentine’s day seriously; Mexico’s economy chugs along nicely; until its fourth quarter GDP growth falls short; the link between corruption and investment; and India – not quite as corrupt as Switzerland?
Elsewhere, China is set to become the world’s second biggest wine consumer; Taiwanese-American Jeremy Lin lights up the NBA’s prospects in China; A boost for Dubai’s bonds from the Arab Spring; the Czech Republic slides back into recession; L Capital shops around for new brands; and the new team leading Romania.
And, as always, keep an eye on our guest posts. This week, Barbara Stocking, chief executive of Oxfam, implores the World Bank to give EMs a say in appointing its next president; while Gregory Chin asks: is Lula the person for the job?
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