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GlobalEDGE Blog: High-speed Silk Road by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) Since the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was founded in 2014, there have been many discussions around this multilateral development bank concerning its purposes and functions.

globalEDGE Blog: High-speed Silk Road by Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Despite the skepticism, AIIB, once launched, will accelerate Asia’s infrastructure development and international trade. This blog will briefly explain the impacts of the high-speed Silk Road, one of such projects that AIIB has announced recently. The Silk Road aims to eliminate the connectivity bottleneck in Asia and it will connect 17 countries in central and southeast Asia with a high-speed rail network. A flow of efficient trade across the world’s largest continent is truly needed in the global economy.

Maroc : le pari de l’émergence ? / Actualités / Actualités & Publications. Infographic: Panama Expansion Summary. An infographic released by the Panama Canal Authority provides a useful summary for explaining the canal’s expansion plans, with a map of how the finished route is intended to look when it is completed in 2016.

Infographic: Panama Expansion Summary

Maersk expects Egyptian action on Suez project. In a bid to enhance the Suez Canal Container Terminal’s (SCCT) capacity to facilitate mega-ships, Maersk has called on the Egyptian government to adhere to its previous commitment to finance and execute deepening works at the Suez Canal’s main entrance to the SCCT.

Maersk expects Egyptian action on Suez project

SCCT needs public infrastructure enhancements to expand, however, the Egyptian government is no longer enthusiastic to proceed. According to Maersk, the enhanced infrastructure is required in order to maximise use of the terminal’s current capacity, but also to expand its capacity to receive larger container vessels. The original agreement between SCCT and the Egyptian government in 1998 stated that the latter would invest and execute any deepening needed for the SCCT by 2004, according to Ahram Online. Asian infrastructure costs to exceed $8 trillion. Total infrastructure investment is expected to surpass the US$8 trillion mark for 32 developing Asian countries, which will also need around $776 billion-a-year between 2010-2020.

Asian infrastructure costs to exceed $8 trillion

The Journal of Commerce reported the Asian Development Bank institute as saying that Indonesia, China and India are among the countries that require the most investment between the 2010-2020 period. One of the projects to be taking place across Asia is China’s ‘Maritime Silk Road’, which aims to effectively link Chinese ports to ports across the South Asia region. A $40 billion Silk Road infrastructure fund has already been established by the Chinese government in a bid to boost connectivity across the Asian region. Novedades e incógnitas sobre Latam. Situación China. Cuarto trimestre 2014. Emerging Asia to see healthy medium-term growth but institutional reforms will be critical for future, says the OECD Development Centre. Observatorio Virtual del Asia Pacífico » Blog Archive » Dos caras de la ineficiencia de Apec.

Last week I spoke with an official Forum of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation about when it was expected that Colombia, country that is observant, to link to the club of economies totaling 54 percent of world GDP and more than 40% of the trade.

Observatorio Virtual del Asia Pacífico » Blog Archive » Dos caras de la ineficiencia de Apec

Nouriel Roubini's Global EconoMonitor. Consumerisation-of-the-Container-Industry-Feature-final.pdf. ¿Cuán grandes son en realidad los mercados emergentes? Funds People | 05 noviembre del 2014 - 07:09 hrs.

¿Cuán grandes son en realidad los mercados emergentes?

Ciertos estudios estadísticos del PIB en los mercados emergentes han sido noticia recientemente. A principios de abril, un cambio de base en el PIB de Nigeria por parte de la oficina de estadísticas del país llevó al PIB publicado de 2013 a prácticamente el doble, lo que colocó a Nigeria delante de Sudáfrica como la principal economía de África.

Más adelante en el mismo mes, el Programa de Comparación Internacional (ICP), un organismo bajo el mandato de las Naciones Unidas que trabaja con el auspicio del Banco Mundial, anunció un cambio de base en sus cálculos del tamaño relativo de las economías respecto de la paridad de poder adquisitivo (PPP). Estos cálculos indicaron, entre otras cosas, que el tamaño de la economía China podría parecerse a la de los EE.UU. Además, los cálculos del ICP indicaron que la India, y no Japón, es la tercera principal economía del mundo, luego de los Estados Unidos y China. FidelityVoice: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace? If you call room service at the Starwood Hotel in Palo Alto, California, a robot butler may arrive to bring you a fresh towel.

FidelityVoice: Automation Is On The Rise: Will Robots Soon Be Commonplace?

At the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, nurses rely on a robotic system to prepare IV solutions and shots for patients. How about a robot who keeps your kids company while they go to sleep? Reminiscent of the Jetsons, a new family robot named Jibo promises to do just that. Even the AP news service is going robotic. It plans to publish thousands of earnings articles this year, produced entirely by an automated service. These are just a few examples of how declining costs and technological advances are bringing robotics and automation technology to smaller businesses, local shops, and perhaps most captivatingly, our homes. A New Force in International Development: Why did China propose to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank? By HU Tao, LU Xuege, ZHU Li In November this year, China will likely launch the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) when leaders in the Asia Pacific region meet at this year’s APEC summit in Beijing.

A New Force in International Development: Why did China propose to establish the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

Chinese President Xi Jinping first unveiled the AIIB plan during his visit to Indonesia in October last year. Since then, China has held five rounds of consultations with countries in the region and successfully recruited 21 founding members. Mr. Jin Liqun, the Former Finance Minister of China and Vice President of ADB, is to be appointed as first President of AIIB, according to the proposal of Chinese Government. With AIIB, China, now almost the worlds’ largest economy by purchasing power, aims to “promote interconnectivity and economic integration in the region”. The Battle for Automotive Brand Loyalty in China. For the better part of two decades, China has been the global automobile industry’s greatest growth market.

The Battle for Automotive Brand Loyalty in China

Since 2000, sales of passenger and light commercial vehicles have increased about tenfold—to more than 20 million units a year—surpassing sales even in the U.S. and representing compound annual growth of about 20 percent. Now that this golden era of super-fast growth is winding down, the vast Chinese car market is entering a new pivotal stage. Instead of only racing to win over first-time buyers, domestic and foreign automakers alike must secure the loyalty of existing customers. Based on research by The Boston Consulting Group’s Center for Consumer and Customer Insight in China, at least three-quarters of Chinese car owners—representing a massive installed base of more than 90 million vehicles—are planning to switch brands when they purchase their next vehicle.

We call this impending shift the “great brand migration.” The reasons for this customer disloyalty vary. La nueva narrativa del crecimiento en África - Elcano Blog.