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George Magnus recommends the best books on Emerging Markets

First published: Five Books, 9/09/2016 What determines whether a country goes backwards or forwards? Why have so few developing countries joined the ranks of rich nations? George Magnus, former chief economist of UBS, chooses books to help us reflect on

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Temer, Rousseff’s successor, needs luck and judgment

First published: The Financial Times, 4/09/2016 The president has a chance to stabilise Brazil and begin painful reforms The Brazilian Senate’s decision to impeach Dilma Rousseff seals the political fate of the former president and ends nearly 14 years in power for

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Whose world is it anyway?

Published: 19th August 2016 (a version of this article was published at Prospectmagazine.co.uk on 18/08/2016) Every now and again, people think they detect shifts in the world’s centre of gravity, and make bold predictions of change they eventually wish they

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The Brazilian economy is struggling in a marathon of Olympic scale

First published: The Times, 27/07/2016 When the Rio Olympics get under way in eight days a global audience will be treated to an extravaganza of sport set against familiar images of the statue of Christ the Redeemer, Sugarloaf Mountain and

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Brazil: the trapped country

First published: Prospectmagazine.co.uk, 14/07/2016 Brazil was booming when it won the right to host the Olympics. But as the Games begin it is suffering its worst economic crisis in living memory. What went wrong? When President Dilma Rousseff lit the

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