Private Equity investors plan increased exposure to emerging markets in face of global economic downturn
Institutional investors believe emerging markets will continue to present attractive investment opportunities in the coming year and plan to maintain or expand their exposure to emerging markets private equity over the medium term, according to the EMPEA/Coller Capital Emerging Markets Private Equity Survey. The Survey found that over three-quarters of LPs who are investing in emerging markets private equity plan to commit to additional emerging markets private equity managers and geographies over the next five years. Among LPs with current exposure to emerging markets private equity, a majority expect to maintain or increase the value of their new commitments in 2009.
Promoting energy efficiency in the developing world
Developing economies have a huge opportunity to strengthen their economic prospects by boosting their energy productivity, research by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) has found: they could slow the growth of their energy demand by more than half over the next 12 years, which would leave demand some 25 percent lower in 2020 than it would otherwise have been.
Building Bridges: China’s growing role as infrastructure financier for Africa
In recent years, a number of emerging economies have begun to play a growing role in the finance of infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa. Their combined resource flows are now comparable in scale to those from OECD countries or to capital from private investors. This interesting report from the World Bank examines in detail the new role that China is playing in the development of Africa’s infrastructure, and its implications for Africa’s development.
Special Report: The new middle classes in emerging markets
For the first time in history more than half the world is middle-class-thanks to rapid growth in emerging countries.