Closed off to the global financial community for 50 years, Frontier Market Strategy's Merlin Linehan discusses how investors are leveraging opportunities to capitalize on growing openness of Asia's newest economic tiger, Myanmar.
Often referred to as the "forgotten" frontier market of ASEAN, Asia Frontier Capital's John Enos travels to Laos's capital city of Vientiane and finds the city bustling with businessmen and progress while clinging to its proud and distinct cultural heritage.
In his most recent investor newsletter, Thomas Hugger of Asia Frontier Capital provided an excellent overview of Laos and its strong growth prospects within the exciting ASEAN region.
Tourism plays a key role in the Bulgarian economy, generating more than 11.4 % of GDP and plays a large role in reducing the current account deficit of Bulgaria. The country’s biggest advantage is that it is an all-year-round holiday destination, with both beaches and ski resorts.
On April 6, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced new GDP figures for 2013. Although much anticipated, revised figure makes Nigeria the 24th-biggest economy in the world moving from the frontier to the official emerging market status.
Tacos, mariachis and sombreros readily come to mind when people think of Mexico. Economic stability and growth are not on the top of the list and for good reasons. Fortunately for Mexico, this may soon change.
Myanmar has one of the last untapped economies in the world and a wealth of gas, gems and other resources. A stock market could eventually provide an entry point for investors.
In 2011 an eighteen year old Hmong woman from Northern Vietnam arrived at her remote hill village, bewildered and bedraggled, only reaching it after four terrifying days of being chased on foot.
In much the same way investors have been wrong footed by the strength of key markets so far in 2014, participants in Brazil may be perplexed (but gratified) by the performance of the Bovespa year-to-date (+11.31%), the strength of the Brazilian Real (+4.24% against the US Dollar) and the flattening of the bond yield curve.
MSCI upgrade from frontier markets to emerging market status, winning the bid to host Expo 2020, the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) exchange was the best performing exchange of 2013 and is up by 50% in 2014 till date.