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East and South Asia buoyant as other regions play catch-up

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Jul-19 Stalled growth in emerging market economies is projected to pick up from a four-year low of 4.0 percent in 2019 to 4.6 percent in 2020-21, reflecting the waning impact of financial pressures in some large markets. Growth in all emerging regions has been weaker than expected but activity in East and South Asia remains buoyant. Other regions are expected to recover in 2020-21. Growth in both Latam and MENA is expected to be a subdued 1.7% in 2019, but MENA countries show more promise thanks to oil exports, policy reforms and tourism. [image: World Bank]

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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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How big will 5G be in the Middle East?

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28-Feb-19 5G is expected to reach 30 mn enhanced broadband subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa by 2024, representing 2 percent of total subscriptions. The majority are expected to come from advanced markets like Saudi Arabia, UAE and South Africa. [image: Arabian Business]

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IBM to support blockchain supply chain in South Africa

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22-Feb-19 In South Africa, IBM is working with industrial and commercial organisations to develop blockchain-based industrial supply chain systems that enhance a range of value chain functions, including visibility, accuracy and supply chain efficiencies. [image: Wikipedia]

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India and Egypt rare bright spots amid stalled growth in emerging markets

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Jan-19 The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled. India is a bright spot where strengthening investment and robust consumption will drive 7.3 percent GDP growth. East Asia remains a fast-growing region but growth will moderate to 6 percent in 2019 as global demand slows and financial conditions tighten. Brazil is forecast to lead Latin America with 2.2 percent growth. And in MENA, while GCC oil exporters accelerate to 2.6 percent growth they will be outstripped by Egypt at 5.6 percent thanks to reforms. [image: World Bank]

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