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Global_17

Contents 16 52 Brand China 22 Kerry Brown and Kalley Tzuhui Wu pick eight of the most influential Chinese businessmen and women 24 The Chinese attitude towards intellectual property has long been the bane of Western manufacturers. But it is not born out of disrespect, as Austin Williams explains 27 While Chinese investment is mostly welcomed by Africa, the Chinese workers who are sent over to staff African subsidiaries do not always get along with the locals. Anver Versi reports Brazil 30 A government-backed initiative is attracting local and foreign entrepreneurs looking for a chance to make it big in South America’s largest economy. Angelica Mari explains 32 Frustration with the government’s fiscal policy prompted ordinary Brazilians to take to the streets in protest in the spring of 2013. Mauricio Savarese was there 34 Major acts from the USA and the UK are starting to include Brazil in their international tours, as Mark Hillary explains Arena 36 British-Indian Zoroastrian Parsee Lord Bilimoria tells Rita Payne how his religion has influenced him 38 How does a nation that has been divided by hostilities move on once peace is declared? Stephen Cole explains 41 Introducing… Janet Yellen, first lady of the US Federal Reserve System – a new column by Lesley Curwen 42 Dr Y. K. Hamied’s stance against profiteering has made him infamous as he works hard to make medicine affordable in developing countries, says Ekaterina Bystrova 44 What goes up doesn’t always come down – expired satellites can stay in orbit for years, risking collisions with the satellites we rely on. Rosamund West and Katie Silvester explain 46 Comparing the wealth of nations has never been easy. The Prosperity Index is an indicator that attempts to give a rounded picture of a country’s success, as Nathan Gamester reports Remembering Mandela 4 George Bizos, Nelson Mandela’s friend and lawyer, looks back on an enduring friendship that crossed the racial divide 88 Hail and Farewell Was Robben Island’s most famous prisoner a latter-day Ghandi? Regulars 6 News Toronto splits over mayor’s antics; Bedouin clearances spark international demonstrations; civil war rages in the Central African Republic 10 Vital Statistics Capital investments 11 Globalist 2013 was not a great year for democracy, says Ian Beales 12 Energy Watch World energy trends 13 Out of Africa The continent’s youth is its future, says Anver Versi 14 Election Watch Who’s in and who’s out 48 Books Who Touched Base in My Thought Shower? A Treasury of Unbearable Office Jargon and Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla The Big Picture 16 Many of the world’s most powerful people descend on Swiss ski resort Davos each January for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. BBC presenter Nik Gowing never misses it 18 Software developers are moving towards cloud-based solutions – ‘software as a service’ is where the future of IT lies, as Peter Griffin explains 20 George Magnus looks at why China is about to overtake the USA as the world’s biggest economy within the next five to seven years 2 l f i rst quar ter 2014 global www.global-briefing.org © Marie Aschehoug-Clauteaux Creative Commons BY-ND 2.0


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