Emerging Markets : Frontier Markets Draw Value Hunters

News The lure of potentially high returns at lower prices than the big emerging markets is attracting value-seeking institutional investors to smaller “frontier” markets such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Angola and Mongolia. “To me, China and Hong Kong are expensive, but ...

Emerging Markets : Mind The Gap

Brazil       Mantega: Hiking other taxes will make up for shortfall.       With Brazilian legislators scrapping the country’s financial transactions tax (CPMF) in December, the government says it must now plug a 40 billion real ($22 ...

Emerging Markets : Frontier Market Indexes Planned

DR NEWS       New York-based MSCI Barra, which is majority-owned by Morgan Stanley, plans to introduce a family of benchmark indexes next month covering 19 “frontier market” countries. Institutional investors want to look beyond existing developed and emerging ...

Cover Story: Asia's big year

  Asia’s most dynamic economies are amassing huge cash fortunes that they can then wield to increase their power around the world. Will 2008 be the year when we t ruly see the balance of global power shift to the ...

Emerging Markets : Debt Markets Holding Up Well

NEWS     The big question for dollar-denominated debt markets in emerging market countries is whether they have decoupled from their historical dependence on the US economy and financial markets, according to analysts at Bear Stearns. While the US consumer ...