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The signs of economic change are all around us, but are they harbingers of something better? INSEAD economics professor Antonio Fatas looks at a world in flux.

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177: Consumer spending in China: To buy or not to buy

6/14/2012
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Retailers have looked at the Chinese consumer as the saviour of economic growth. But as recession hovers on the horizon, will these consumers be putting away their pocketbooks?

Duration: 00:05:42


176: Can Egypt rise like a phoenix from its economic ashes?

6/5/2012
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The outcome of Egypt’s first free presidential elections will flag a new direction for the region, but can it move the country out of crisis?

Duration: 00:06:20


174: The new consumers: Who are they and what do they want?

6/5/2012
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BRIC nationals have money, status, information, a nascent sense of luxury lifestyle…now they are coming of age.

Duration: 00:09:42


171: What’s wrong with banking regulation today?

4/16/2012
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Indebtedness is both a consumer and a financial industry problem. Regulatory bodies think more banking regulations will fix the problem. INSEAD Professor of Banking and Finance Jean Dermine is not so sure.

Duration: 00:11:27


170: Don't make it; buy it!

3/28/2012
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There’s more than one way to become an entrepreneur: instead of starting your own company, you can go out and buy one.

Duration: 00:07:58


166: Economic recovery: A long road with new horizons

2/24/2012
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The signs of economic change are all around us, but are they harbingers of something better? INSEAD economics professor Antonio Fatas looks at a world in flux.

Duration: 00:05:42


165: Emerging markets: Are the opportunities worth the challenge?

2/6/2012
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Spectacular growth, cheap labour, abundant natural resources, pent-up consumer demand -- emerging markets have it all! Now here's the downside...

Duration: 00:06:16


164: When spending hurts

1/30/2012
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You’d think that creating a more equitable distribution of wealth would curb the urge to spend on status symbols – be they designer handbags or flat-screen TVs – as the “have-nots” try to keep up with the Jones.” But new marketing consumer research shows that the people will pay the price to stand out, even if they can’t afford it.

Duration: 00:05:17


163: India’s top-performing CEOs

1/23/2012
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A new INSEAD study reveals the emerging nation’s top-performing CEOs. Who made the list and what earned them top marks?

Duration: 00:07:34


162: Commodities have their heyday: But for how long?

1/16/2012
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Commodities have been moribund for a century, their prices more a reflection of Mother Nature than demand. Not anymore. Tom Albanese from Rio Tinto tells us why.

160: Eurozone: State of siege

1/4/2012
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Could stronger ties between France and Germany get to the heart of what ails the single currency?

159: Too much demand, too little space: Chinese VOGUE

12/5/2011
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China's booming luxury goods market means even the fashion industry's flagship publication is working flat out to keep pace.

158: Can you survive today's business world?

11/28/2011
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Innovation may be the buzz word, but it’s no panacea. Professor Morten Hansen and Jim Collins’ new book “Great by Choice” shows what else you need to stay alive and ahead of the rest.

157: Sub-prime mortgages and segregation: What did we gain?

11/21/2011
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Sub-prime mortgages were supposed to put an end to segregated neighbourhoods by allowing affordable housing to more people. But a new study shows that better access to mortgages leads to more - not less - racial segregation.

156: Who cares for society ?

11/10/2011
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The economic crisis has put most governments on an austerity programme, cutting social benefits at a time when demand for such services is skyrocketing. Enlightened businesspeople can make a difference as social entrepreneurs.

155: The corruption trap

11/3/2011
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Emerging markets are where money is to be made: pent up consumer demand, cheap labour, few regulations. But just under the surface lies the murky world of corruption, ready to derail even the most scrupulous businessperson. Now what?

154: Handing out some radical Asian philanthropy

10/18/2011
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Wealthy Asian dynasties are redefining the way they share their gains with the communities that helped them prosper. A new study by INSEAD and UBS reveals for the first time shifting trends in Asian philanthropy, from obscure donations to progressive strategies.