Mobile money continues to drive economic growth with more than half a billion registered mobile money accounts across 92 markets at the end of 2016, according to the mobile operator association GSMA. In several emerging markets, however, mobile money is … Continue reading Opportunity Calling: Uneven Growth in Mobile Money Markets
Although not touted as one of Africa’s traditional powerhouse economies, Rwanda is quickly developing a reputation as an underrated and enticing emerging market on the continent. In addition to boasting strong economic numbers, there are some less obvious reasons for … Continue reading Rwanda: The Benefits of Engaging a Small Country with Big Dreams
Last week we published three tips for entering the market of a country emerging from a humanitarian crisis. But what if you’re conducting business in a country currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis – how do you know if the crisis … Continue reading Risky Business: How to Invest During a Humanitarian Crisis
After taking a look at Turkey’s flexible intermediate bulk container (FIBC) industry last month, we wanted to take a step back to review the country’s broader economic landscape, particularly as its prospects are looking quite dim. The Turkish lira has been … Continue reading Turkey’s Economic Woes: How Risky Can It Get?
With the number of people affected by humanitarian crises almost doubling in the past decade, more people than ever are recovering from these crises and need new investment and business opportunities as they rebuild. Sometimes an emergency is an opportunity … Continue reading Three Tips for Entering a Market After a Humanitarian Crisis
As Bangladesh develops into a global manufacturing hub, economists continue to tout its market potential, citing its attractive returns and low risk of economic and political turmoil. The country made BMI Research’s shortlist of the “10 emerging markets of the … Continue reading Three Misconceptions About Starting a Business in Bangladesh
South Africa has snagged a spot as a “top emerging market for investors in 2017,” according to Investment News. Meanwhile, the country faces a pivotal year in politics as President Jacob Zuma is expected to step down as head of … Continue reading An Insider’s Look at South Africa’s Turbulent Year Ahead
Afghanistan, South Sudan and Mali all might sound like a list of places to avoid investing in – but not if you are Matt Tilleard, a Managing Partner at CrossBoundary, an investment advisory service that specializes in post-conflict, fragile, frontier … Continue reading Unlocking Investment in Fragile Frontier Markets
“Baltimore is more dangerous than Baghdad when you look at chances of being killed by another person,” said a principal at an Iraq-dedicated hedge fund with about $85 million invested in Iraq. Despite the obvious risks like security and ISIS, … Continue reading Baghdad or Baltimore: Which is More Dangerous?
When you are doing due diligence in frontier markets you have to embed yourself in the local market and be ready to stray from set plans to do your own on-the-ground research – from chatting with consumers in an agricultural … Continue reading 6 Expert Research Hacks