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The prospect of reaching vast numbers of new middle class consumers in emerging markets is a driving force in international private equity and venture capital. In China, India, Southeast Europe and Latin America, sizable populations of young consumers are eager to enjoy the goods and services available to those in the United States and other developed countries. Top targets for investment in these emerging markets include companies in the Internet, financial services and clean technology sectors.
When it comes to beachwear, Marisa Alaíde de Castro knows style -- after all, she has the Brazilian jungle for inspiration. As her Brazilian retail business grows, she is contemplating expansion -- from new product lines to export sales -- which will require an infusion of capital. It is decision time for Verde Limão Moda Praia.
In a recent report titled "World Economic Outlook: Tensions form the Two-speed Recovery," the International Monetary Fund warned that a group of Latin American nations -- Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay -- showed "signs of potential overheating." Experts analyze the situation and suggest what countries of the region can do to cool off their overheated economies.
Founded by Turkey's most successful entrepreneur, Ozyegin University is now extending its message about the value of enterprise to women through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
program. University officials Imge Kaya and Utku Tuncay discuss Turkey's entrepreneurial culture and the women scholars' newfound confidence in finance and accounting.
Negotiation is more than bartering with suppliers over price. Successful negotiation tactics require strategy, such as knowing how much you need to sell in order to make money and gathering information up front about your negotiation partner. For entrepreneur Martha Naveros, a participant in Peru's 10,000 Women
program, stronger negotiation skills helped improve her contract with the country's largest beverage producer and score a special promotional event, compliments of her supplier.
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