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Education and investment identify countries with growth potential

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22-Mar-19 In countries where more than half the workforce have upper secondary education there is a strong positive relationship between capital investment and productivity. Seven countries with well educated populations and low fixed capital per worker are investing above average in fixed capital, and therefore look to be opportunity markets. Conversely there are eight countries which have a good standard of education but are not investing enough to fully leverage it in future. [image: Global Demographics Ltd]

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China’s billions are powering Latin America’s tech boom

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08-Jan-19 With growing emphasis on telecommunications, Chinese investment is increasingly the primary fuel behind Latin America’s tech boom. Beijing wants deals with countries that are resource-rich and have growing consumer demand, such as Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Brazil. [image: Nelson Ching / Bloomberg]

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Shifting China capital flows pose risk for emerging markets

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31-May-18 China’s trade surpluses are declining in a shift that will see less of its excess savings recycled into global capital markets. With the US Federal Reserve shrinking its balance sheet and raising interest rates, Treasury yields are at their highest since 2011, putting strains on nations that borrowed dollars. Turkey’s central bank has been forced into emergency action to shore up its currency, while Argentina has sought external help. [Image: The Star online]

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Korean telecom KT proposes preventing epidemics using big data

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20-Sep-17 KT Chairman Hwang Chang-kyu urges the use of big data to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, saying "telecommunication companies' assets such as connectivity and big-data have great force that can solve common problems such as infectious diseases." [image: Business Korea]

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