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Country Research: Emerging Markets

This guide lists books, databases and websites on country research including country financial risk resources, exchange rates and an extensive list of "doing business in…" country guides. General research tips are also provided.

Suggested Search Terms

Use some of the keywords below when searching the library's catalog or databases for information on emerging markets.

  • Emerging markets / emerging market
  • Emerging economies / emerging economy
  • Developing countries
  • BRIC countries


Visit the websites listed below to read more current reports, articles, and news about emerging markets and developing countries.

Top Emerging Countries

The top emerging countries will vary from list to list, but a few of the most commonly recognized "emerging nations" are listed below. 

  • BRIC countries or Brazil, Russia, India and China. These countries are currently considered the top four emerging markets.
  • CIVETS countries or Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa. These countries are predicted by some to be among the next emerging markets to quickly rise in economic prominence
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand