Forbes India wins the first IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia

Peter Griffin
Published: 13, Jun 2013

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A short while ago, we were told that we were on the short list for the first IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism, for the 'Best Journalistic Work' category.

It's now official: we won!

Here's the press release:

IE Business School Announces Winners of Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia

Winners of the first edition of the IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Asia include writers from Forbes India, The Straits Times, and The Economic Times.

  • Sponsored by CAF development bank of Latin America, the competition’s overriding aim is to increase the flow of economic information between Asia and 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 are:

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)

Sponsored by CAF development bank of Latin America, the competition’s overriding aim is to increase the flow of economic information between Asia and Latin America in order to forge closer economic links and interests between the regions.

The prizes will be awarded on June 20th, 2013 at the Casa de América in Madrid, Spain.

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.

The June 20th event will also include the presentation of the prizes for the second edition of the IE Business School Prize for Economic Journalism in Latin America.

Please join us in congratulating Shishir Prasad, Dinesh Narayanan and Pravin Palande.

Here's the winning story: BRIC Countries Hit A Wall

  • Sachin Mohan Bhide

    Congratulations to Forbes India, one of my favourite business magazine!

    on Jun 15, 2013
    • Sridhar Laxman

      Congratulations !!! Objective, responsible, well researched and insightful economic journalism is the need of the hour. Here is to many more fulfilling moments in the months and years to come regards Sridhar sridharlaxman.com

      on Jul 28, 2013
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