Winners of the first edition of the IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia included writers from Forbes India, The Straits Times, and The Economic Times. The ceremony was held in Casa de América (Madrid) in June 2013 and was sponsored by CAF development bank of Latin America.
The judges of the competition included journalists from América Economía, CNN, El País, Expansión, and the International Herald Tribune. More than 130 articles from 60 different media organizations in Asia were submitted and the three winning articles were chosen for their depiction of how global trends are impacting the spending power of Asia.
The winners of the First IE BUSINESS SCHOOL Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia were:
- Best Journalistic Work: Shishir Prasad, Dinesh Narayanan, and Pravin Palande of Forbes India for "BRIC Countries Hit a Wall"
- Best Journalistic Work on Latin America’s Economy: Himaya Quasem of The Straits Times (Singapore) for "Latin America Beckons for Singapore Firms"
- Best Regional Economic Media: The Economic Times (India)
The judges of the competition included journalists from América Economía, CNN, El País, Expansión, and the International Herald Tribune, along with business experts from IE Business School and CAF–Development Bank of Latin America. Additional judges represented International Enterprise Singapore, Brightstar, and Finnair, as well as Saudi Arabia’s Effat University.
Entries for the competition comprised 130 articles, reports, interviews and other media formats from more than 60 media organizations in the region. The entries that have made it through to the finals of this first edition of the competition were published by media from China, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Singapore, where the business press is continuously exploring issues related not only to the global economy, but also the economies of Spain and Latin America. The overriding aim of the competition is to increase the flow of economic information between Asia and the Latin America region in order to forge closer economic links and interests.
The judges' panel of the First IE BUSINESS SCHOOL Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia also selected the finalists listed below.
ADDITIONAL FINALISTS OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE IE BUSINESS SCHOOL PRIZE FOR ECONOMIC JOURNALISM IN ASIA
- Tehelka (India) "Our BRIC mindset will ruin us" Karan Mehrishi
- Dawn (Pakistan) "Democratisation of capital" Aftshan Subohi
- Business World (Philippines) "Philippines told to invest" Diane Claire J. Jiao
- SME Times (India) "Export diversification: where we are lacking" Bikky Khosla
- SME Times (India) "High taxes for the "super-rich" a poor idea" Bikky Khosla
- China Daily (China) "Deeper sino-latin American trade cooperation urged" Li Jiabao
- The Strait times (Singapore) "Singaporeans wanted in Latin America" Melissa Tan
- Berita Harian (Singapore) "More executives to be trained for the Latin American market" Oleh Norhaiza
- Business Times (Singapore) "Manpower push for firms expanding in Latin America" Malminderjit Singh
- Live Mint (India) "India needs a restart" V. Anantha Nageswaran
- Strait Times (Singapore) "Mexico means opportunity, says President Calderon" Himaya Quasem
- The Economic Times (India) "Corporate chiefs on how they survived their greatest crisis" Dibeyendu Ganguly
- Bangkok Post. (Thailand) "Good soil or good fertilizer? Nanchanok Wongsamuth