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Philips hosts a discussion on transforming health systems in emerging markets


At least 400 million people globally lack access to essential health services, according to the World Health Organization. For some 100 million people, accessing healthcare means being pushed below the poverty line into extreme poverty and debt due to out-of-pocket expenditure, exposing many to the risk of preventable death. On the occasion of the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington D.C., Philips will gather together influential stakeholders from the private and public sector to discuss how innovative business models, such as Managed Eq... Read More »

IFC-World Bank and AXA partner globally to boost insurance coverage & capacity and improve safety in emerging markets


The first of its kind, this partnership aims to boost the ability of the insurance sector to further play its repair, protection and prevention roles in the emerging world through more insurance coverage and capacity, long-term investments and risk awareness-raising. “Insurance is vital for managing risks and helping to promote growth and foster a well-managed economy in developing countries. Partnering with a global insurance leader like AXA will help us catalyze the positive developmental role of insurance, which will ultimately contribute... Read More »

Unilever invites digital marketing companies to go global


"Every day, across 182 countries, over 2 billion people use a Unilever product. This means that we are in an unrivalled position to help smaller businesses expand into new markets," Marc Mathieu, SVP Marketing, explains. "In turn, Go Global will enable us to continue to pioneer new technologies and platforms which can help our brands engage more meaningfully with people around the world." The aim of Go Global with Unilever is to help small to medium-sized, established businesses to expand their global reach. Interested companies should have ... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer to highlight two key business areas at the 2013 Frankfurt Bookfair


Present at this year's fair is CEO of Emerging & Developing Markets, Corinne Saunders. In this new role at Wolters Kluwer, Saunders is responsible for establishing a long-term presence in key emerging markets, such as Brazil and India. Saunders will be on stand on October 9 to welcome a delegation of publishers from the Fair's country of honor, Brazil. In addition to the visiting Brazilian delegation, on October 10, Wolters Kluwer will host a group of Latin American university publishers. A continued area of focus is the company's online... Read More »

Allianz: Emerging markets II: new technologies, new markets


Manuel Bauer: "In China, for example, the insurance penetration rate stands at only around three percent. This means that for every 100 yuan (12 euros) that the Chinese economy generates, only three yuan (.36 euros) are spent on insurance products. The penetration rates are similarly low on other emerging markets. In the US, on the other hand, the penetration rate comes in at eight percent." The emerging markets are flagging. To what extent will this trend have an impact on Allianz's business in Latin America? Jung: Although the growth ra... Read More »

Allianz: Emerging markets: a shift of focus


Dr. Helga Jung: "The emerging markets will continue to outstrip the industrialized nations in terms of growth, with rates of around five percent." There are more and more reports speculating about the end of the economic miracle on the emerging markets. Is the growth market boom a thing of the past? Jung: No. Although the future pace of growth will be unable to keep pace with the level seen in recent years, the growth story is still intact. The emerging markets will continue to outstrip the industrialized nations in terms of growth, with ... Read More »

CLSA celebrates 20th anniversary of the Investors’ Forum


CLSA Chairman and CEO, Jonathan Slone, opened the Investors’ Forum at the Grand Hyatt noting that once again it was convening just as interest in markets continues to wane. “Five years on from the tumultuous collapse of Lehman Brothers, we still have no real resolution to many of the core issues facing the global financial system,” he said. “As a fragile recovery takes hold in the West, central banks’ attempts to retract their policies pose a new set of challenges, especially for growth in emerging markets.” The past decade provided ample... Read More »

Bayer: strong growth in Life Sciences


Leverkusen, July 31, 2013 – The Bayer Group achieved strong growth in its Life Sciences businesses in the second quarter of 2013. "At HealthCare, the launches of new pharmaceutical products are progressing considerably better than expected. And CropScience maintained its gratifying business development in a positive market environment," explained Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers on Wednesday at the presentation of the interim report for the second quarter. By contrast, sales at MaterialScience were slightly down from the prior-year ... Read More »

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