Category: Growth

Five Links for May


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Every month I try to share the most mind-expanding links to read/watch/listen. If you find these interesting, please do share with your friends. Here are five links worth reading… Did Making the Rules of War Better Make the World Worse?The rules of war have changed dramatically over the last half a century. Improvements in military […]

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Five Links for March


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Every month I try to share the most mind-expanding links to read/watch/listen. If you find these interesting, please do share with your friends. Here are five links worth reading… The Economics of Data BusinessesA deep dive into what makes data businesses special.  A must read if you enjoyed my DaaS Bible.  HT Abraham Thomas. Listen: Tyler Cowen: […]

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Emerging Markets: A Growing Set of Opportunities


This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


BlackRock Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets: A Growing Set of Opportunities

With growth portfolios becoming increasingly focussed on China, investors may develop a tendency to overlook the broader emerging markets universe.

To shed a light on some lesser-known opportunities, this infographic from BlackRock explores the evolving landscapes of Southeast Asia, Brazil, and India.

Putting Opportunity Into Perspective

Emerging markets often exhibit lower price/earnings ratios (P/E) when compared to developed markets. While this may suggest that the region is attractively priced, investors can also view emerging markets from a relative size perspective.

Here’s how the market capitalisations of several emerging markets compare to some of the biggest names in tech.

CountryTotal Country Market Cap (USD)Comparable toCompany Market Cap (USD)
India$2,111BApple$1,981B
Brazil$711BFacebook$746B
Thailand$428BTesla$401B
Indonesia$381BNvidia$334B
Philippines$270BNetflix$221B

As of September 2020. Source: CEIC, Ycharts

Investors often focus on tech companies when seeking long-term growth, but with valuations at their highest levels since the dot-com bubble, uncertainty could begin to rise.

That’s where emerging markets can come into play. A country such as Brazil, which contains over 400 listed companies, may offer enhanced returns and diversification when compared to a single company. To learn more, here’s a closer look at three emerging markets opportunities that might be flying under your radar.

1. Southeast Asia: A Rising Digital Economy

Southeast Asia (SEA), which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is quickly emerging as the next digital giant. The region (Read more...)