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The near-term emerging markets outlook is solid

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Jan-18 The World Bank reports that Emerging Markets & Developing Economies (EMDE) growth will strengthen to 4.5 percent in 2018, reflecting a recovery in commodity exporters. However, longer term growth is likely to decline, reflecting recent investment weakness, slowing productivity growth, and demographics.

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Is Italy among the top healthcare destinations?

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23-Nov-17 Italy has 1,400 hospitals, sees 700,000 foreign patients each year, and is working to improve its global image with the creation of ItalyCares - a network that gathers together the best Italian healthcare providers. [image: Destination Health]

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Medical tourism flows to Russia

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15-Nov-17 The Russian Medical Tourism Association says 2017 will see 20,000 medical tourists in Russia and 60% of all general medical services for foreigners will be in Moscow. The main source for medical tourism is from Southeast Asia. [image: IMJT]

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Global causes of blindness and distance vision impairment

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11-Oct-17 A large scale-up of eye care is needed to address avoidable vision loss, a global Imperial College study has found. Preventable vision loss due to cataract and refractive error continue to cause most cases in adults aged 50 plus. [image: The Lancet]

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Redefining emerging markets: Arif Naqvi of The Abraaj Group

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07-Oct-17 Arif Naqvi, CEO of PE firm Abraaj Group, wants to dispel the myth of the so-called emerging markets. He insists on calling them global growth markets, saying they "pose enormous growth opportunities in infrastructure, healthcare, education, energy, housing and retail." [image: Live Mint]

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