Emerging Markets

In Emerging Economies, Is There a Role for the Informal Sector?

January 16, 2017
Shopper pays for buying spices at local market in Bangalore, India.

Increasing the formal sector can boost growth, but some experts say countries should also focus on improving conditions in the informal sector, given its staying power. Street vendors are a vital part of city life in economies around the world. …

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The Good Emerging Market Shock That’s on the Way

September 22, 2015
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The coming boom in middle-class consumption in key emerging markets can create new opportunities for growth and employment around the globe By Yuwa Hedrick-Wong If you’ve been paying attention to any news about the economy in the past few weeks, …

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