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Emerging Markets Megatrends


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 1-21
  3. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 23-45
  4. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 47-64
  5. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 101-116
  6. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 117-133
  7. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 149-166
  8. Rajiv Biswas
    Pages 207-216
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 239-261

About this book


This book provides an assessment of the megatrends that are reshaping the emerging markets landscape. With developing countries already accounting for 40% of world GDP, emerging markets consumption growth will be an increasingly important growth engine for the world economy over the next two decades. However, emerging markets in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are still facing tremendous economic challenges such as poverty, inequality, weak governance and inadequate infrastructure. The developed nations are no longer insulated from the economic shockwaves impacting developing countries, as globalisation and economic integration have also amplified the transmission effects to the West through immigration flows, cross-border crime and the proliferation of international terrorism.

Emerging Markets Megatrends is an essential read for government policymakers, corporate executives, international investors and analysts wishing to understand more about the economic drivers and long-term outlook for emerging markets.


Asia Africa Middle East Latin America Inequality Poverty Weak governance Infrastructure Economic integration Demographic trends in emerging markets Megacities Emerging markets consumer boom Global financial architecture China's belt and road initiative Robotics, Industrial Automation and the Digital Economy Global technology wars Crisis prevention and resolution Climate change Cryptocurrencies Cybercrime

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK

About the authors

Rajiv Biswas has extensive experience as a professional economist, including working as Asia-Pacific Chief Economist for IHS Markit, as Director for South-East Asia for The Economist Group and as a consultant for the United Nations. His experience also includes working as Executive Director for Asia-Pacific Country Risk for UBS and as Senior Economist for the Commonwealth Secretariat. Rajiv studied at the London School of Economics and Imperial College, London University, UK.

He is the author of Future Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Asian Megatrends (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

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