Frontier Markets

South Africa opportunities

Emerging markets have been one the best places for market participants to find investment opportunities in equities, especially in the retail and banking sectors.  In particular in South Africa (EZA, quote), firms in these industries have historically been bullet proof; however, recently, shares in these firms have been adversely affected by social unrest in the country.

Africa Frontier Markets Mining

Momentum building for foreign investment in Myanmar

With the recent passage of legislation to open Myanmar to foreign investment, McDonald’s (MCDquote) restaurants could soon be dispensing Coca-Cola (KOquote) throughout the country. Although the new law will not be enacted until it’s signed by President Thein Sein, this is a massive step in the right direction for a country that was ostensibly socialist under its military junta.

Asia Consumer Frontier Markets Investing