BRICS Business Magazine English Edition No.3(21)
About BRICS Business Magazine
BRICS Business Magazine is a bookazine
a book-like magazine – addressed to global investors, businessmen, politicians, and experts.
A business and humanitarian
publication on rapid-growth markets, it is issued four times a year and
explains how to understand others.
The goal of this project is to organize a direct information exchange between the BRICS countries and other emerging markets.
We define a bookazine as a thick magazine with complex printing which is designed for slow reading and filled not in accordance with a constant set of sections, but rather in accordance with the topics chosen. Our bookazine includes (with occasional exceptions) three main kinds of data:
- essays and columns that would fit into “Opinions” or “Recommendations” sections
- indices, ratings, and rankings
- business cases
Industry and event projects as well as investment guides are featured as special add-ons.
As China steps up its international expansion to ensure stability and get ready for another breakthrough, its frightened neighbours and competitors, with the US at the forefront, are trying to respond. Beijing’s success would mean a Chinese-style reglobalisation under its leadership, suggests Aleksey Maslov in an article for the BRICS Business Magazine.China
By 2030, most of the world’s poor will live in regions suffering from some form of ‘fragility’, forcing millions to flee their homes. Donors can prepare now by allocating money to address the causes of displacement, rather than focusing disproportionately on the effects.Opinion
Any information, even the most random and useless, can be collected and analyzed, so the Network needs to know everything. And, most likely, to hide from the internet of things at least something in the near future will be quite difficult. As always, this state of фffairs has pros and cons. With the kind permission of the publishing house Verso BRICS Business Magazine publishes the outcome of the technological thinker Adam Greenfield’s «Radical Technology: The Design of Everyday Life».Book
A group of leading economists recently criticized aid to the poor for failing to address poverty’s root causes. But while we wait for politicians to act – and it could be a long wait – it is important to concentrate our spare resources on effective aid that helps poor people lead the best lives they can.Opinion
Faced with Donald Trump’s inward-looking America, Europe must reestablish itself as a true global player, not by attempting to emulate a classic superpower, but rather by consolidating and deploying different types of power. To do so, however, it must address three key weaknesses.Opinion
Global trade data for periods prior to WWII are notoriously incomplete and unreliable. This column describes a new dataset of historical world trade that addresses many of these flaws. The World Trade Historical Database comprises imports and exports for polities beginning in 1800, and also includes international prices for 190 products, freight rates, and exchange rates, where available. Though focused on aggregate trade, the data include information on the composition of trade from numerous sources.Focus
Every business in every industry could benefit from advances in digital connectivity, as the ‘Internet of Things’ allows people to manage assets better and make more fully informed decisions. But to realize the potential of IoT, the world must first reimagine how networks are used.Opinion