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Emerging Markets: About Emerging Markets

This purpose of this guide is to serve as a resource for those primarily engaged in beginning business research on emerging markets/developing economies.

Definitions

The term EMERGING MARKETS has various definitions. One very good simple one can be found in Wikipedia, which describes emerging markets as" nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization". Other definitions can be found in some of the links below:

Which Countries Are Considered Emerging Markets?

Countries that are typically included as emerging markets are listed below. The first list is  by Dow Jones and the second list by MSCI Barra (Morgan Stanlely Capital International/Barra).

Dow Jones List of Emerging Market Countries

  •  Argentina
  •  Bahrain
  •  Brazil
  •  Bulgaria
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Egypt
  •  Estonia
  •  Hungary
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Jordan
  •  Kuwait
  •  Latvia
  •  Lithuania
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mauritius
  •  Mexico
  •  Morocco
  •  Oman
  •  Pakistan
  •  Peru
  •  Philippines
  •  Poland
  •  Qatar
  •  Romania

MSCI Barra List of Emerging Market Countries

  •  Brazil
  •  Chile
  •  China
  •  Colombia
  •  Czech Republic
  •  Egypt
  •  Hungary
  •  India
  •  Indonesia
  •  Malaysia
  •  Mexico
  •  Morocco
  •  Peru
  •  Philippines
  •  Poland
  •  Russia
  •  South Africa
  •  South Korea
  •  Taiwan
  •  Thailand
  •  Turkey