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The Emerging Markets Handbook: An analysis of the investment potential in 18 key emerging market economies by Pran Tiku

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Chapter 2: Reasons to Invest in Emerging Markets

This chapter establishes the main arguments for investing in emerging markets. It explores the factors that are likely to propel emerging market economies forward. It is doubtful that all countries stand to advance at the same rate, and some may not advance significantly from their current position, but the factors outlined here and the ten drivers of growth detailed in the next chapter reveal opportunities for many of these emerging countries.

Later chapters will examine individual countries in greater detail.

Key areas of development

Demographics

Between 1980 and 2010, the working age population in emerging markets increased from 1.6 billion to 3.2 billion. Simultaneously, the overall ...

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