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Why Brazil still is a no-go for IKEA

In developed markets, IKEA is positioned as a low-priced mass-market brand, but in emerging markets where low prices are the norm, it targets a growing middle class that aspires to international lifestyle products – among the BRIC, China has already 18 stores and Russia 14 stores. 315 more words

Brazil

Much speculation surrounds Apple's secret new base in Ottawa

”Apple has remained silent about its plans for a 22,000-square-foot space under renovation in Kanata, or how its new vice-president of core operating systems, Sébastian Marineau-Mes, will build out the company’s Ottawa team,” Vito Pilieci reports for the Ottawa Citizen. 362 more words

News

Why Apple might acquire BMW

”Google has multiple points of entry into the auto industry including maps, self-driving algorithms, operating system software and applications. Apple has distinguished itself mainly as a hardware and design company while redefining mobile device interfaces,” Roger Lanctot wonders for Strategy Analytics. 439 more words

Apple

Why top hedge funds aren't investing in BRICs

The BRICS are a long gone concept. The debt burdens of Russia, that have been multiplying due to the unexpected oil crash, have brought the country to its financial feet. 162 more words

Business

Video of impact of US Fed hike on rest of the world

Below is a promotional video from the BBC. It gives a very good summary of the likely effect of the US Federal Reserve raising interest rates on the rest of the world – including India, Brazil, African economies, Asia and Europe. 7 more words

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Average years of schooling in BRIC countries in 1992-2007

Average years of schooling in BRIC countries in 1992-2007

Data source: UNCTAD.

Average years of schooling in BRIC countries in 1992-2007: % change

Data source: UNCTAD.

Russia

Real physical capital stock per worker in 2000 USD in BRIC countries in 1992-2007

Real physical capital stock per worker in 2000 USD in BRIC countries in 1992-2007: Stock

Data source: UNCTAD.

Real physical capital stock per worker in 2000 USD in BRIC countries in 1992-2007: % change

Data source: UNCTAD.

Russia