Emerging Markets


A Conversation with Pham Binh Minh

Speaker: Pham Binh Minh
Presider: Bob Woodruff

Pham Binh Minh, minister of foreign affairs for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, analyzes Vietnam's relationship with the United States and surrounding nations, and outlines the country's strategy for economic growth.

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Business Opportunities in Africa

Interviewer: Teresa Clarke
Interviewee: Nicky Oppenheimer

Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman of De Beers, discusses how businesses can benefit from entering Africa, and contribute to sustainable growth and development in the continent. "Africa, I think, is going to be a hugely important continent in the future," says Oppenheimer, emphasizing that "America is currently a bit behind China. I don't think they should lose or slip back any further."


See more in Economic Development; Emerging Markets; Africa (sub-Saharan)


Spence: Emerging Market Investment Boom Ahead

Interviewer: Robert E. Rubin
Interviewee: A. Michael Spence

Economist A. Michael Spence says emerging market growth is going to produce a boom in investment, which in turn may lead to higher interest rates globally, and a tendency to intervene in international capital flows. Spence spoke to Robert Rubin, Former Treasury Secretary and Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, at CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

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Don't Give It Currency

Authors: Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya
The Times of India

Jagdish N. Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya argue that it is a mistake for India to join the United States in "China bashing" over the value of the renminbi. With its savings rate high and rising, India too could run into the Chinese "problem" of a current account surplus.

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