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India: The World's Secret Silicon Valley

A key cog in the global innovation machine is hiding in plain sight in the world's largest democracy.

Russia Invests Its Hopes in Its Far East

As Asia rises and Europe declines, Vladivostok is becoming a test case for a new Russia.

Crisis in Europe, Transformation in China

With the West, struggling, China can't rely on exports forever. Its future may hinge on whether its leaders can make the necessary changes in time.

Africa's Amazing Rise and What it Can Teach the World Reuters

Africa's Amazing Rise and What it Can Teach the World

Ten years into the continent's quiet revolution, lessons for the developing world

Could a New 'Commonwealth of Nations' Lead the Developing World? Reuters

Could a New 'Commonwealth of Nations' Lead the Developing World?

Formally led by the Queen of England, this collection of former British colonies could reconvene into something new and powerful.

The Next 5 Emerging Economies That Will Change the World Reuters

The Next 5 Emerging Economies That Will Change the World

Plus one more that might, if this African maybe-power can get its act together.

The New Power of the Global Middle Class Reuters

The New Power of the Global Middle Class

The world's emerging economies will need more than just cheap labor to keep growing.

The Two Indias: Astounding Poverty in the Backyard of Amazing Growth Reuters

The Two Indias: Astounding Poverty in the Backyard of Amazing Growth

With the world's largest democracy in the embrace of a freer-than-free market capitalism, India may prove a bellwether for liberal societies everywhere

How Syria Is Splitting Russia and China From the Developing World Reuters

How Syria Is Splitting Russia and China From the Developing World

Emerging nations, long allied with these two BRIC states, show greater concern for human rights.

India Is Burning: How Rapid Growth Is Destroying Its Environment and Future AP

India Is Burning: How Rapid Growth Is Destroying Its Environment and Future

The nation's emerging environmental calamity threatens to overshadow -- and undermine -- its phenomenal development.

Beating History: Why Today's Rising Powers Can't Copy the West Reuters

Beating History: Why Today's Rising Powers Can't Copy the West

If BRICs want to grow as rich as today's powers, they'll have to find a new model, because the Industrial Revolution could only happen once.

5 Lessons From the Rise of the BRICs Reuters

5 Lessons From the Rise of the BRICs

Learning from the successes and stumbles of the world's great rising economies.

Is Burma the Next Asian Tiger Cub Economy? Reuters

Is Burma the Next Asian Tiger Cub Economy?

The country's reforms could open it, but weak infrastructure and Chinese competition will challenge Western investors.

Turkey, Europe's Economic Rising Star, Could Be Pulled Down by Euro Crisis Reuters

Turkey, Europe's Economic Rising Star, Could Be Pulled Down by Euro Crisis

The country has seen remarkable growth recently, but it may be too reliant on the struggling eurozone nations.

World Events or Domestic Policy: What Has a Bigger Impact on Our Economy? wikipedia

World Events or Domestic Policy: What Has a Bigger Impact on Our Economy?

Relying on gas prices to remain low puts the U.S. at the mercy of forces we couldn't hope to control

Mexico's Illicit Economy Is Worth $50 Billion Per Year Reuters

Mexico's Illicit Economy Is Worth $50 Billion Per Year

An unintended effect of NAFTA, the informal economy's growth is about more than just drugs.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2009 in India Reuters

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like 2009 in India

India is inauspiciously reliant on a global economy that is feeling just as vulnerable

Could Mongolia Be the Next Dubai? Reuters

Could Mongolia Be the Next Dubai?

The tiny nation found $1 trillion in mineral deposits. Now, Mongolian leaders are studying the lessons of other resource-rich countries

How the Rise of Islamic Banking is Changing Turkey Reuters

How the Rise of Islamic Banking is Changing Turkey

Islamic banks do not charge interest, and share the profit and loss risks of their customers. What that means for their success and for Turkey.

India to China and the U.S.: We'll Go it Alone, Thanks Reuters

India to China and the U.S.: We'll Go it Alone, Thanks

Officials and thought leaders in India are increasingly wary of these two global powers, which are both taking an interest in the country

Why China's Ghost Towns Matter for Our Economy WorldBank/BusinessInsider

Why China's Ghost Towns Matter for Our Economy

Is the country's housing market going to crash?

How We Spend Money—in China, India, Russia, Egypt, Brazil and the US WikimediaCommons

How We Spend Money—in China, India, Russia, Egypt, Brazil and the US

How do the Chinese, Brazilians, Indians, Russians and Americans spend money differently? Here's the story in five easy charts.

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