Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. By Gavin Serkin In the tradition of emerging markets soothsayers, Ruchir Sharma has a knack for catchy acronyms. But … Continue reading Tail Risk of an Orange Swan Event?
Blog author Gavin Serkin is the Editorial Director for OnFrontiers and the Founder and Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy. By Gavin Serkin In the midst of global political upheaval, the surprise verdict from the investment world is that … Continue reading Why Emerging Markets Are Turning Trump Cheerleaders
One year into democratic rule under State Counselor and National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s economy continues to receive mixed reviews. The country made BMI Research’s shortlist of the “10 emerging markets of the future” … Continue reading Myanmar: What’s Next for Asia’s Last Frontier?
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?
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
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, uses private capital to tackle some of the world’s biggest development challenges – and in the process, advance U.S. foreign policy. Dia Martin, Director on the Social Enterprise … Continue reading OPIC: Advancing U.S. Foreign Policy with Private Capital
A country being “at a crossroads” is a term that gets thrown around in international politics, but when it comes to the national elections in Myanmar this November, there is no better way to put it. Myanmar’s political transformation The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory securing 348 of the total 664 seats in the two houses of parliament, a majority that enables them to win an indirect election for the presidency to be held by the end of February next year. This is surprising not only due to the “25% … Continue reading Myanmar in Transition
The Caribbean country is back in the news. After a three-year delay of legislative and municipal elections, Haitians are finally preparing to vote—on August 9th for two thirds of the Senate and October 25th for the presidency, as well local and municipal elections. Candidates from 125 political parties have already registered. The incumbent president, Michel Martelly, has been ruling by decree since the parliament was dissolved last January when the terms of every member of the Chamber of Deputies and a third of the Senate expired. His final presidential year is starting this month. Could elections turn out well for … Continue reading Haitian Elections: Optimism in the Horizon