This podcast facilitates discussion of current events pertaining to Geography and Economics in order to foster a better understanding of our World.
China's Latin American Investment
8:04The growth of Chinese investment into Latin America has been explosive. China is now the regions 2nd largest trading partner and has become a critical source of funding for infrastructure and energy projects. Can Chinese growth continue unabated especially as concerns of corruption and environmental degradation are rising. Has China underestimated the strength of the local populations?
Guyana: The World's quickest growing economy
8:37An oil boom and projected economic growth rates of 84% annually will bring dramatic changes for the citizens of Guyana. However, the country only needs to look to its neighbors to see an oil boom can bring despair. Will Guyana go the way of Brunei and Qatar or the way of Nigeria and Venezuela?
Air Pollution: Don't breath deep.
4:48"Air pollution in Indian has reached critical levels in New Delhi, again. Across the developing world air pollution is a common occurrence, however, the pollution is now being linked to damage beyond the respiratory system. New studies point to air pollution causing a decline in mental development among children especially when the children are en utero."
Indonesia: Frightens Investors.
5:57Indonesia has put forward several economic policies to increase FDI, however, the unpredictable nature of the government and recent bans on exports prove contradictory. At a time when foreign investors are leaving China, Indonesia needs to do more to capture these companies.