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September 1981 - Antoine van Agtmael, of International Finance Corporation, private sector arm of World Bank, coined term "emerging markets" (vs. "Third World") to describe emerging markets in developing countries which demonstrated real possibility of making real money, despite admitted volatility; enjoyed higher economic growth rates, boasted rich set of hitherto-ignored promising companies; investing in basket of companies, countries would provide diversification required to mitigate risk of investing in individual stocks, countries.

Antoine van Agtmael (2007). The Emerging Markets Century: How a New Breed of World-Class Companies Is Overtaking the World. (New York, NY: Free Press, 374 p.). Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Emerging Markets Management, L.L.C. (EMM). International business enterprises--Developing countries--Case studies; Investments--Developing countries; Globalization--Economic aspects. 25 top emerging giants (Korea's Samsung Electronics, China's computer maker Lenovo, Brazil's iron ore giant CVRD, India's Infosys); strategies for growth, rise to dominance.

Tim Clissold (2005). Mr. China: A Memoir. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 272 p.). Cofounder - Private Equity Fund (invested $400 million USD in China). Clissold, Tim; Bankers--Great Britain--Biography; Bankers--United States--Biography; Investments, Foreign--China; Business failures--China. Perils of direct investing in emerging markets - happy to take his fund's money, resistant to just about any change, threat to take Westerners for all they were worth. 

Eds. Saul Estrin and Klaus E. Meyer (2004). Investment Strategies in Emerging Markets. (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 371 p.). Investments, Foreign--Egypt; Investments, Foreign--India; Investments, Foreign--South Africa; Investments, Foreign--Vietnam; Egypt--Economic policy; India--Economic policy; South Africa--Economic policy; Vietnam--Economic policy.

F.T. Haner with John S. Ewing (1985). Country Risk Assessment: Theory and Worldwide Practice (New York, NY: Praeger, 329 p.). Country risk; Investments, Foreign.

Burton G. Malkiel and J.P. Mei (1998). Global Bargain Hunting : The Investor's Guide to Profits in Emerging Markets (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 239 p.). Professor (Princeton University). Investments, Foreign--Developing countries; Securities--Developing countries.

Mark Mobius (1996). Mobius on Emerging Markets (London, UK: Financial Times/Pitman Pub., 364 p.). Managing Director of Templeton Asset Management. Investments, Foreign--Developing countries; Securities--Developing countries. Second edition of The Investor's Guide to Emerging Markets. 

Mark Mobius with Stephen Fenichell (1999). Passport to Profits: Why the Next Investment Windfalls Will Be Found Abroad - and How to Grab Your Share (New York, NY: Warner Books, 422 p.). Managing Director of Templeton Asset Management. Investments; Foreign. 

Michael P. Papaioannou, George Tsetsekos (1997). Emerging Market Portfolios: Diversification and Hedging Strategies (Chicago, IL: Irwin Professional Pub., 368 p.). Capital market--Developing countries; Futures market--Developing countries; Bond market--Developing countries; Commodity exchanges--Developing countries.

Jim Rogers (1994). Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogders (New York, NY: Random House, 402 p.). Money Manager, CNBC Commentator. Investments; Rogers, Jim, 1942- - Voyages; Voyages and Travels; Motorcycling. Primer on world markets. 

--- (2003). Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Investor's Road Trip. (New York, NY: Random House, 368 p.). Co-founder, Quantum Fund. Rogers, Jim, 1942- --Journeys; Investments; Voyages and travels. 3-year drive around world (set Guinness record for longest continuous car journey); 116 countries: 1) new commodity bull market has started; 2) 21st century will belong to China; 3) dramatic shortage of women developing in Asia; 4) Pakistan is on verge of disintegrating; 5) India will break into several countries; 6) Euro doomed to fail; 7) fortunes to be made in Angola; 8) Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are scam; 9) Bolivia is a comer after decades of instability (natural gas).

---  (2007). A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World’s Greatest Market. (New York, NY: Random House, 240 p.). Co-Founder (with George Soros) of the Quantum Fund. Investments--China; Stock exchanges--China; Stocks--China; Securities--China; Investments, Foreign--China. 1) Chinese economy's growth rate has averaged 9% since start of 1980s; 2) China's savings rate is over 35% (2% in America); 3) 40% percent of China's output goes to exports (no crippling foreign debt); 4) Beijing's foreign currency reserves to over $1 trillion; 5) China's fixed assets (ports, bridges, roads) double every 2 1/2 years; 6) if projections hold, China will surpass U. S. as world's largest economy in as little as 20 years. 

Jonathan Story (1999). The Frontiers of Fortune: Predicting Capital Prospects and Casualties in the Markets of the Future (London, UK: Financial Times, 238 p.). Professor of International Political Economy (INSEAD). Markets; Investments, Foreign; International finance; International economic relations. 

Augusto de la Torre and Sergio L. Schmukler (2006). Emerging Capital Markets and Globalization: The Latin American Experience. (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 209 p.). Capital market--Latin America.



Financial Crises in Emerging Markets                                                                                                                  Http://Www.Nber.Org/Crisis/                                                                              

This project, from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), studies "the causes of currency crises in emerging market countries as well as the policies that can reduce the risk of future crises and the adverse effects when such crises occur." Along with a extensive collection of downloadable NBER research papers on this subject, the site also lists upcoming conferences on emerging markets and reports on past conferences. Chapters from forthcoming books authored by NBER associates as well as other authors affiliated with the World Bank, the Federal Reserve System, and numerous universities are also available for download. Those just beginning to learn about this topic will want to read the list of questions that the project is attempting to answer.


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