The old order changes

The old order changes

PHONE vs PC

Source: Paul Kedrosky, Morgan Stanley

GREEN vs GREY

Source: The United Nations Environmental Programme and The Guardian

TWEETS vs POKES

Source: comScore, Mint research

FINANCE vs MICROFINANCE

Source: Institute for Financial Management and Research

NORTH vs SOUTH

The balance of global economic power is tilting. In October 2008, the International Monetary Fund predicted that the combined gross domestic product (GDP) of developing countries, measured in terms of purchasing power parity, would exceed that of developed countries in 2013. That crossover year may now have advanced, given the sluggish economic recovery in rich countries and the stronger rebounds in the developing world. Watch the gap close to a whisker in 2010—and, as a result, more jostling for seats at the high table of global governance.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Euromonitor

FARM vs FACTORY

Source: Reserve Bank of India

WHEAT vs WHEELS

Source: Central Statistical Organisation, McKinsey and Co.

Illustrations by Shyamal Banerjee

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