Chapter 2

A Guided Tour through the World's Emerging Markets

In This Chapter

arrow Blazing economic trails in Brazil, Russia, India, and China

arrow Tapping emerging markets in Europe

arrow Checking out markets in the Middle East and Africa

arrow Investing in the Americas

arrow Exploring opportunities in Asia

The world's emerging markets are typically divided into two groups: the four largest (Brazil, Russia, India, and China, known collectively as BRIC) and everywhere else. The term BRIC was coined by Goldman Sachs, but the nifty word that results isn't the only reason these countries are grouped together. All have huge populations, are rich in natural resources, and have enormous growth potential. The other emerging markets have reasonable political stability, a good business climate, and people who are raring to make a go of it in the world's economy. This chapter offers the key information you need to know if you're interested in investing in these markets.

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