Emerging Markets

How Emerging Markets are Taking the Lead on Renewable Energy

In the past, there was a perception that renewables were expensive, and therefore something of a luxury beyond the reach of developing nations. Those days are long gone: emerging markets in Asia, South America, and Africa have seized the initiative and are now overtaking more developed nations to dominate the sector, transforming themselves into veritable [...]

May 15th, 2017|China, Emerging Markets, Investments|0 Comments

Which Emerging Markets Make the Best Homes for Startups?

In the popular imagination, emerging markets are seen as economic engines of sky-high growth, pumping out cheap products and earning investors unbelievably high returns on their interest. But believe it or not, emerging markets also have another, more obscure strength: they are a hotbed of tech innovation, and in fact, have become fantastic bases for [...]

Blockchain and Emerging Markets

From the FDIC, which insures deposits in all US banks, to the Federal Reserve, which governs the American economy, our society is built on a trusted, central authority to regulate, insure, and govern But what about nations that don’t have reliable governmental institutions?  What about nations where corruption and graft are endemic--which, sadly, is much [...]

March 2nd, 2017|Blockchain, Emerging Markets|0 Comments

What to buy? Consumption patterns in emerging markets

It may sound counter-intuitive, but the largest consumer bases belong to the new middle class of many of the emerging economies. Consider this: Ernst and Young estimate that by 2030, in China, one billion people (as much as 70% of the total population) could well be middle class.   By nature, emerging markets are fertile [...]

December 1st, 2016|Emerging Markets|0 Comments

Emerging Markets: A Bright Spot for the Future

From the British vote to exit the European Union to violence in Turkey to a sustained downturn in crude oil prices, headlines over the past year have brought a great deal of uncertainty to emerging market stocks. With uncertainty comes fear, and some investors have shied away from emerging market investments until they can get [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Emerging Markets|0 Comments