January 25, 2006 | Opinion

Emerging Markets Research Guide

This guide lists Web sites, publications, government agencies and other sources that provide information about emerging markets.

BradyNet includes background information on Brady Bonds, current Brady Bond closing prices, weekly regional reports, new issues, international credit rating press releases from Dunn & Phelps and Fitch IBCA, and an archive of Banker’s Trust Research Reports on emerging currency markets.

Centre for New and Emerging Markets (CNEM)
CNEM is part of the London Business School.

Chazen Web Journal of International Business
Published by Columbia Business School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, the Chazen Web Journal features faculty and student research papers, interviews with global business leaders, and event and conference reports relating to international business.

Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN)
An integrated, fully searchable database on transition and emerging markets, DDCN archives and provides free access to socio-economic micro and macro data on transition economies.

Emerging Markets Companion
This site offers access to wire stories and data on emerging markets, as well as a history of emerging markets investing. It provides Brady Bond data, exchange rates, new issues, regional outlooks and forecasts, weekly newsletters and index prices.

Emerging Markets Newspaper
The Emerging Markets Web site shares content with the daily newspaper of the same name — the most widely used and respected source of information at the annual meetings of the main multilateral development banks. Emerging Markets is part of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc.

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA)
The EMPEA is a broad-based membership organization founded in 2004 that serves private equity and venture capital firms, fund investors and service providers with an interest in private equity in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Emerging Markets Trade Association (EMTA)
The EMTA is the principal trade group for the emerging markets trading and investment community.

This site offers full-text articles from recent issues of Euromoney, Euroweek, Corporate Finance, Global Investor, and Project & Trade Finance Newsletter. The market research section contains articles on debt and equity, government bonds, project finance, derivatives and other sectors. The data section contains country risk surveys and emerging markets bank ratings. Access to some parts of the site requires a subscription.

FT.com Emerging Markets News
This site offers current news on emerging markets from the Financial Times.

Forbes.com Emerging Markets News
This site offers current news on emerging markets from Forbes.com.

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Reports
IMF Country Reports are a good source of financial information on emerging markets.

ISI Emerging Markets Database
Available only by subscription, this database offers news, company profiles, industry overviews, financial markets data and economic data on emerging market countries. Columbia affiliates can access the database free of charge through the Columbia University Libraries Web site: www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb.

World Bank Data and Statistics
The World Bank Web site provides access to economic statistics on emerging markets (click on Data & Research at the top of the home page).


This guide was compiled by Kathleen Dreyer, a reference librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics.

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