Vikas Ranjan: Companies Meeting Emerging Market Demand

Headlines scream gloom and doom, but Vikas Ranjan of Ubika Research sees brilliance on the horizon. As emerging markets develop, opportunities for profit abound: it’s only a matter of identifying the most in-demand commodities. Meanwhile, cleantech companies are creating commercial solutions to keep the lights on and the water flowing. In this exclusive . . . → Read More: Vikas Ranjan: Companies Meeting Emerging Market Demand

Pittsburgh is as Pittsburgh Works

I recently brought up the location quotient methodology and looked at what some location quotients were for Pittsburgh.  You can use the LQ methodology in lots of ways.  You most often see it used to measure industry concentration, but no reason it can be used to measure occupation concentration as well. For both LQ’s are typically benchmarked . . . → Read More: Pittsburgh is as Pittsburgh Works

Book Review

Like A Financial Analysis of al-Qaeda in Iraq, this book is rather technical and highly academic in approach. Unsurprisingly, it is a rather boring read for the most part. Furthermore, the book isn’t particularly insightful.

There were some who apparently claimed, presumably around the time this book was written, that capitalism was responsible for . . . → Read More: Book Review: South Africa’s War Against Capitalism by Walter E. Williams

Economic Events on October 28, 2011

At 8:30 AM EDT, the monthly Personal Income and Outlays report for September will be released. The consensus for Personal Income is an increase of 0.3% over the previous month and the consensus Consumer Spending index change is an increase of 0.3%.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Cost Index for the third . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 28, 2011