EMIS, the world’s leading provider of industry intelligence, has launched its 2018 EMIS foresight report with key information on 125 emerging economies.
This must-read report is available here free to all subscribers of the Dynamic Export newsletter.
Key findings include:
- The average growth in emerging economies will reach 4.9% in 2018 after a 4.6% increase in 2017. This will be driven by growth in developed countries, the slower normalisation of the US monetary policy and a stable global financial environment.
- Emerging market, Merger & Acquisition activity is forecast to recover its growth trajectory this year after a 4% decline in 2017.
- China’s new outward looking policy agendas including massive outward investment and large-scale infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative is already having a significant impact.
- Ecuador has been recognised as the most attractive country for mining investments in the Americas. This award was an acknowledgement of the government’s efforts to open the country’s underdeveloped mining industry to foreign investors and diversify the country’s oil-based economy.
- Thailand’s is making increasing effort to raise its profile as a geopolitical and trading partner within ASEAN by boosting commercial ties with its surrounding frontier markets of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar.
- Mexico is suffering uncertainty regarding the evolution of bilateral economic trade with its main trading partner, the US, as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is being negotiated. On the positive side, the economic reform agenda of the Pena Nieto administration will help boost medium term growth, but its completion will depend on the outcome of the July 2018 presidential elections.
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