Three Trends in Primary Education in Emerging Markets

by August 21st, 2014

The emphasis of primary education in emerging markets is an important trend as primary education leads to secondary and tertiary education, therefore leading to a higher skilled workforce as a whole. Emerging markets are increasingly prioritizing primary education as a means to ensure productivity and competitiveness against other markets. The emphasis of primary education in […]

Improving Corruption Levels in Africa Boosting Long-Term Consumer Market Prospects

by August 8th, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world’s most corrupt economies: while Botswana is the highest ranked at 30th in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2013 out of 177 economies, many others such as Kenya rank over 100.  While some such as Nigeria are experiencing declines in their corruption levels, many others are improving: Rwanda […]

Global Trends in Business Taxes

by July 4th, 2014

Business taxes are a key factor for companies when planning future investment strategies.  A low business tax environment encourages foreign direct investments, creates jobs and means high profit margins for companies. Since the global financial crisis, many developed countries lowered their business taxes in order to relieve burdens placed on businesses by unemployment rates. Emerging […]