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Investment report: The Asian answer

There is more to investing in emerging markets than the Brics, says Norman Villamin. Look to the “Next 11”

By Norman Villamin   February 2012

For many in the investment community, emerging markets will remain in the limelight for the foreseeable future, particularly the Bric economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Indeed, we will almost certainly have to look to these large, fast-growing nations to take up the slack in global growth created by the slowdown in the west. Other large markets, such as Indonesia, may also contribute, but the onus will fall upon the Brics.

Recently we have seen growing interest in a group of smaller emerging markets, sometimes dubbed the Next 11. These countries (Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines,…

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