Features : Risky Business

CORPORATE TOOLBOX / POLITICAL RISK In recent years, political risks facing multinationals have grown more significant. Corporations are far from blameless in creating that risk, though.     Heightened tensions: Multinationals in countries such as Venezuela face growing risks. With ...

Emerging Markets : Zimbabwe’s Zero-Sum Game

AFRICA     All change: Zimbabwe's coins have value again. With hyperinflation eroding the nation’s economy, Zimbabwe’s government is taking desperate measures. It lopped off 10 zeros from the Zimbabwe dollar, as inflation is now running at 2.2 million percent ...

Emerging Markets : Dongfeng Motor

CHINA’S AUTO MARKET REMAINS IN FAST LANE COMPANY TO WATCH     China’s love affair with the automobile shows no sign of cooling. The world’s most populous country is also the fastest-growing new-car market, with sales increasing at a rate ...

Features : Delayed Reaction

REGIONAL REPORT / CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE They dodged the early fallout from the credit crunch, but Central and Eastern Europe’s economies are facing growing challenges.   All change: Central and Eastern Europes economies are in transition. Next year Europe’s ...

Emerging Markets : FTSE Indexes Add Frontier Markets

NEWS     FTSE Group has extended its Global Equity Index Series to include 23 frontier markets, including such countries as Bangladesh, Botswana, Tunisia and Vietnam. “Frontier equity markets today represent more than $1 trillion in capitalization and are becoming ...

Emerging Markets : Kenya Calling

AFRICA           Kenya's mobile communications industry flourishes following IPO of Safaricom. A June IPO by Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom was oversubscribed by 532%, according to Kenya’s finance minister Amos Kimunya. The government exercised a provision allowing ...