Top Emerging Markets List 2018 - A Data-driven Index to Highlighting Promising Business Destinations for 2018 -

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The indexing process deploys an eight-step research methodology, which starts with a choice of countries by a combination of 3 criteria based on nominal GDP, total population, and GDP per capita. The process also involves selection of the right set of indicators toward the 6 broad pillars, namely economy, demography, innovation ecosystem, human resources, business environment, and investment attractiveness.

After the collection of data for all identified indicators, the index finally delivers the ranking of countries based on the data for those chosen indicators and their weightages carefully selected in the process of model building. Based on the country scores and ranks, the 3 country groupings-frontrunners, transformers, and fledglings-are identified. Eighteen countries have been identified as frontrunners.

Given the enabling business environment in emerging markets, the publisher leverages an indexing methodology to annually track the competitiveness of global emerging markets. The 2018 index ranks 60 emerging markets across 30 parameters (across 6 major pillars). These 60 emerging markets have also been categorized into frontrunners, transforming markets, and fledgling markets, to help organizations identify the most promising business destinations.

Frontrunner countries possess economic and demographic characteristics remarkably similar to those of the developed countries; these frontrunner countries are the ones that should ideally be assessed during business development and planning activities. Transforming countries, on the other hand, are developing robust business climate. They are at an early stage of economic development, with foreign direct investments (FDIs) pouring in, and have the scope for more investments in the long term.

The fledgling markets, however, are still at the initial stages of governmental efforts in building a robust ecosystem, and would probably be out of an investor's radar in 2018, owing to factors such as low economic prospects and political instability.

Key Topics Covered

1. Top Emerging Markets List 2018

2. Executive Summary

  • Why Emerging Markets?
  • 2018 Growth Sentiment in Emerging Markets by Region
  • Research Overview
  • Global Hot Spots-Key Emerging Markets, 2018

3. Market Definitions and Research Methodology

  • Definition for Emerging Market
  • Index Methodology-How Does the Model Work?
  • Emerging Markets List, 2018-Pillars
  • Emerging Markets, 2018-Indicators

4. Why Emerging Markets?

  • Macroeconomic Factors Supporting Emerging Markets
  • Demographics Factors Supporting Emerging Markets
  • Smartphone and eCommerce in Emerging Markets

5. Index Results

  • Emerging Markets-Categories, Scores, and Description
  • Global Rank, 2018
  • Regional Rank, 2018

6. Country Case Studies

  • Poland
  • Poland-Important Industries
  • Ghana
  • Ghana-Important Industries
  • India
  • India-Important Industries
  • Chile
  • Chile-Important Industries

7. Conclusion

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900