Carey L. Biron Over the next decade and a half, a major global shift will result in the developing world controlling roughly half of the worlds capital, up from less than a third today.
Indias refusal to grant patent protection for the anti-cancer drug Glivec, developed by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, is a victory for the developing world, which depends on low-cost exports of generic medicines from the Asian giant, said public health specialist Germán Velásquez. The triumph celebrated by the Colombian expert, who is a special adviser for health [...]
Helen Clark On Tuesday, leaders of five large emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, known as the BRICS will gather in Durban, South Africa to discuss harnessing their formidable resources on behalf of faster development progress in Africa and elsewhere.
Thalif Deen The world’s 132 developing nations, largely part of the global South, are ascending at a pace unprecedented in its speed and scale”, according to the latest Human Development Report (HDR) released Thursday by the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP).
Marianela Jarroud Z. Three indigenous communities from the Chilean highlands have just received solar panels, which will be set up and maintained by unlikely solar engineers: five native women who travelled halfway around the world to India and overcame language and other barriers to bring photovoltaic energy to their villages.
John Fraser There is growing resentment in Africa about the way in which South Africa professes to speak for the rest of the continent in its role as a member of key developing nation blocs, researchers and experts have warned.
John Fraser Emerging market leaders want their Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa club to be taken seriously, and next month they are expected to make a decisive move towards setting up a development bank to give it real substance and credibility.
John Fraser As tourism between the emerging nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa starts to increase, South Africa is determined weld the iron while it is hot.
John Fraser African nations and other emerging countries are expected to soon outperform the developed world, and South Africa wants to take advantage.
John Fraser South Africa has denied that it is taking a protectionist stance to protect its own producers against foreign competition, but says it is justified in boosting tariffs where this is allowed under international trade agreements.