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Frontier Markets

Frontier Markets is an economic term which was coined by IFC’s Farida Khambata in 1992. It is commonly used to describe a subset of emerging markets (EMs).

Frontier markets (FMs) are investable but have lower market capitalization and liquidity than the more developed emerging markets. The frontier equity markets are typically pursued by investors seeking high, long term returns and low correlations with other markets.

Articles About Frontier Markets

Accountants Must Do More to Help SMEs Manage FX Risk

By IBTimes UK

ACCA's Emmanouil Schizas says as more SMEs doing business abroad, not all are properly managing forex risk. (Sep 14, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: EMERGING MARKETS, INVESTMENT

Building Business Abroad: Salamanca Group's Heyrick Bond Gunning on Warzones and Frontier Markets [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

Former Head of Kidnap for Ransom at Kroll tells IBTimes about expanding businesses in the world's most risky areas (Sep 09, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: BUSINESS OF LAW, IRAQ, EMERGING MARKETS

Ghana hopes to shield economy from African oil curse

By Reuters UK

Oil brought riches to Nigeria but also ravaged its economy and fuelled corruption and conflict. Now nearby Ghana has begun production and wants to take the wealth but dodge the oil curse. (May 21, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, MANUFACTURING, GDP, NIGERIA, GHANA, NIGER

Stratex Chairman Christopher Hall Q&A: Group Eyes up Gold Opportunities [VIDEO]

By IBTimes UK

Exploration and development company boss tells IBTimes UK about project opportunities in West and East Africa (Apr 05, 2013)

MORE TOPICS: M&A, GOLD, PRECIOUS METAL

World Bank chief Kim signals changes to come

By Reuters UK

The head of the World Bank said on Thursday he is preparing broad reforms at the development lender to make it more effective in ending global poverty and will discuss the changes with member countries at meetings in Tokyo next week. (Oct 05, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, PORTUGAL, EUROPEAN UNION, JAPAN, CLIMATE CHANGE, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

BlackRock launches "frontier market" fund with global reach

By Reuters

BlackRock Inc <BLK.N> has introduced an exchange-traded fund that invests in "frontier markets", or small countries that do not qualify yet as emerging markets. (Sep 14, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: ARGENTINA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, NIGERIA, EMERGING MARKETS

Woods Targets 'Great Year'

By Golf365

People often ask me where I find my off-the-beaten-path ideas. One of the best ways I've found is to travel and meet with fellow investors. They can be your bird dogs to emerging opportunities. (Aug 04, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, COPPER, NAMIBIA, AGING, INVESTMENT

Big Game Hunting: Investing in the Philippines

By The Daily Reckoning Australia

People often ask me where I find my off-the-beaten-path ideas. One of the best ways I've found is to travel and meet with fellow investors. They can be your bird dogs to emerging opportunities. (Aug 03, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, AUSTRALIA, COPPER, NAMIBIA, AGING, INVESTMENT

Ex-bankers go solo in the Gulf

By Reuters

After a 16-year career at Morgan Stanley <MS.N> Lebanese-born banker May Nasrallah detected a gap in the Middle East market for advising small companies, prompting her to leave the bank and set up her own financial advisory firm in Dubai. (Jul 22, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: DUBAI, MORGAN STANLEY, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT, LONDON

Analysis: Greece may still become an emerging market - again

By Reuters

Greece is still at risk over the long term of becoming the first economy to be relegated from developed to emerging market status within investment indices, even if it has fended off any immediate exit from the euro zone. (Jun 20, 2012)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, ISRAEL, PAKISTAN, SOUTH KOREA, MANAGEMENT, EMERGING MARKETS