Emerging Markets : Em Debt Trading Sets Record

News     The value of trading in emerging markets fixed-income instruments totaled $1.7 trillion in the first quarter of 2007, an increase of 4% from the same period a year earlier, according to EMTA, formerly the Emerging Markets Traders ...

Features : Bruised But Not Beaten

UKRAINE Amid the growing political turmoil in Ukraine, the country’s economy is proving remarkably resilient. When thousands of protesters took to the streets of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, at the end of March, to outside observers it must have felt ...

Emerging Markets : Emerging Markets Volatility Declines

NEWS Measurable risk and volatility have declined in emerging markets over the past 10 years, providing attractive long-term risk/return characteristics, according to a study by Chicago-based Northern Trust Global Investments. “In our view, this asset class has ‘grown up’ from ...

Features : Steady Progress

COUNTRY REPORT / INDONESIA Indonesia is slowly moving toward a wide range of structural reforms critical to soothing the anxieties of local and foreign investors. Less than a decade after the fall of the dictator Suharto, Indonesia is moving to ...

Features : The Best Emerging Market Banks 2007

ANNUAL SURVEY In our 14th annual survey of top banking performers in emerging markets, we name those banks that are consistently providing high levels of service in often-tumultuous markets. Despite China being hit by its worst day of trading in ...

Features : Open Season

STARS OF THE NEW RUSSIA Russia’s attempts to broaden its economic base away from a resource-driven model are proving as profitable as they are successful. Russia is becoming more authoritative, there is considerable uncertainty over who will be the next ...

Features : The New Arab Economies

THE MIDDLE EAST Economic reforms are spurring a flood of private sector investment that is helping to put the region’s liquidity to productive use. The Manhattan skyline that erupted from the desert flatlands of Dubai is a symbol of a ...