Future of Russia and former Soviet Bloc - Economy / Outlook

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Economy and economic growth of Russia and central Asia. Huge catchup in big cities with massive infrastructure projects. Huge economic opportunities in former soviet bloc countries outside the largest cities in regional development.

Huge economic growth in places like Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan. Expect the same in places like Belarus. Business growth and multinational investment. Foreign direct investment. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

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Future of Ukraine - Economic Outlook, Country Summary

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Video made in 2007 before the Real Estate crash in Ukraine.

"Ukraine economy is growing fast with real estate speculation and risk of a market correction. Country is open to international investment, with business friendly government and good infrastructure."

Expect further rapid growth and social transformation.  By Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and author of Futurewise.

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Panama Canal - impact on regional trade and growth

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Over 300,000 views of this video which was made in a few minutes using a hand-held camera. Future of Panama canal - how it works. Panama economy and regional role in Latin America / North America, Panama canal, Colon free zone, banking, service industries, travel, tourism and retirement homes. Panama is rapidly growing and has a significant role to play in the regional economy as a hub for trade and financial services. Potential to become a " Dubai " with growth driven by huge container port, enormous free zone (90% of exports), tourism and retired people buying first or second homes. Comment by Dr Patrick Dixon, speaker at HSBC VIP lunch time conference event.

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Future of Kazakhstan - Economic Outlook, Regional Significance

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Video made in 2007 on Kazakhstan economic outlook.

Investment opportunities, regional economy, trends in mining, coal, mineral extraction, oil and gas industry, social, political, demographic trends - by Dr Patrick Dixon, author Futurewise.

Recent keynote speaker at Karagunda conference for global investors.

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Asian currency crisis: speed of globalisation

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What is globalisation? For the first time in history almost the entire world population lives in a global capitalist system with the aim of free movement of goods and services. The drive for globalisation is economic growth and prosperity, especially for poorer nations whose economies have often been the most restrictive in the past.

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Another Tsunami? Pictures, videos, facts, maps, tables

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TsunamiTsunamis in the past, Tsunami facts, history, pictures, charts and photos, Tsunami satellite images, Tsunami videos, what is a Tsunami and how are Tsunamis caused? How lives can be saved in future. We never know when a major earthqake will happen. Tsunami waves travel very fast, and it is impossible to provide warnings for those very close to the earthquake zone which generates the wave. However, Tsunami waves can take several hours to reach distant coastline which means warning systems are vital to save more lives.

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Two thirds world debt

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Jubilee 2000 is an international debt forgiveness campaign, aiming to help emerging countries to become economically self-sufficient. Many countries have run up massive debts. Since these debts can only be paid through export earnings, the best way to measure the burden is by comparing export earnings with total debt. Examples (World Bank figures 1998):

  • Somalia - total debt $2.6bn - as % of export earnings 3,671
  • Sudan - total debt $16.9bn - as % of export earnings 2,131
  • Rwanda - total debt $1bn - as % of export earnings 1,374

Debt is spiralling out of control in some countries. A look at the scale of the problem.

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The Future of Qatar - Rapid Growth

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Qatar

Qatar is one of the wealthiest nations of the world in terms of income per person, because the Qatar population is small (around 800,000) and the oil / natural gas resources of Qatar are huge. Oil provides around a third of Qatar's GDP and Qatar natural gas reserves are vast - around 5% of the entire world's total. The rest of the Qatar economy is supported by industries such as fertilizers, cement, banking, chemicals, iron and steel, and spin-offs from the petrochemical industry.

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