Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation, Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012

Additional photographs from the recent editorial commission “Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” for You can read more about the story and see the video from the story here. You can read the entire article on Nordea’s website.

Great Santiago Tower

São Paulo, Brazil

Motoboy Company São Paulo Brazil

Motoboy Company São Paulo Brazil

Salon in Favela Paraisopolis, São Paulo, Brazil

New middle class in emerging markets

Favela Brazil

Emerging middle class in Latin America

Buenos Aires Argentina

Casa Bahia in Favela Paraisopolis

Carlos Figueroa, Santiago de Chile

Military in Santiago de Chile

Cityscape of Santiago de Chile

Santiago de Chile

Tear Sheets from Nordea Invest Magazine No. 3 2012 – Latin America

“Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation” is a 14-page feature on the economic transformation in Latin America for Nordea Invest. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile to document life and development as seen from the perspective of the citizens living in these booming economies.

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation

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Searching for Latin America's Economic Transformation: Video Reportage

From economic crisis to booming growth lead by a new, large middle class, the countries of Latin America is undergoing an economic transformation. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Nordea Invest, to document what is hidden behind the impressive statistics. The result is this short video embedded below, a feature in Nordea Invest Magazine, in print and on a new iPad App, as well as a travel journal on Facebook. Spoiler: speak and texts available in Danish only.

Searching for Latin America’s Economic Transformation

From economic crisis to booming growth lead by a new, large middle class, the countries of Latin America is undergoing an economic transformation. Together with journalist Nola Grace Gaardmand, I traveled to Brazil, Argentina and Chile for Nordea Invest, to document what is hidden behind the impressive statistics. The result is this short video embedded below, a feature in Nordea Invest Magazine, in print and on a new iPad App, as well as a travel journal on Facebook. Spoiler: speak and texts available in Danish only.

Brazil’s New Middle Class is Shopping on Credit

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Most retail stores in Brazil now allow residents to buy items and pay for them in installments. This culture has in turn encouraged more Brazilians to spend money on items, which in the first instance, they do not really require. (more…)

Tapping Into Indonesia’s Global Economic Potential

Indonesia has a vast wealth that can potentially catapult its economic standing to the highest level of global economy joining the ranks of such European countries like the United Kingdom and Germany in a matter of a few decades. Today, Indonesia is ranked 16th on the world’s largest economy and the largest among Southeast Asian nations which indicates the rapid economic booming largely due to huge domestic consumption and growth in production. It was estimated by some economic experts that Indonesia would reach a ranking of 7th largest economy by the year 2030 surpassing other countries in Europe. Now that Indonesia is garnering more international investors it could do so much more to reach the highest economic growth potential. (more…)

Life’s Getting Better in China, Brazil, and India

These are the three countries in this world that are making an impressive leap outside of the economic crisis and onto the ship of economic growth as well as increased retails, stable inflation and a better life standard.

China moved up to the second place in the GDP ranking of countries in the recent past years. In 2010 a report, created by the United Nations, states that China has a GDP of 5.74 trillion, whereas that number grows to 7.3 trillion for 2011, according to the World Bank report. They have extremely high growth rates and the people are ready to put their hands in their pockets. A research shows that just about ¾ of the Chinese people fancy green products and half of them are even ready to pay more, but have something that is eco-friendly. (more…)

In China, Lifestyle Counts as Much as Work

The younger generation in China is now leading a new work lifestyle where they prefer to leave one job before landing on another in order to get time to fulfill their personal interests. This trend has been termed as naked resignation because one leaves a job with no other job at hand.

A study shows that a number of youth in their late twenties now say that they feel bored and unchallenged in their current jobs even after doing them for a period of less than five years. Overtime no longer motivates the younger generation. A young Chinese employee preferred to leave his job so that he could have time with his hobbies. He loves movies, so he gathered some of his friends and they acted one of them in a period of three months before going back to work in a period of three months. (more…)

The Next Emerging Markets After BRIC

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