Investing in Romania: Good Reform, but Struggling With the Old
Mark Mobius recently blogged about a visit to Romania, saying that the country exhibits both the progress and the problems inherent in a globalizing economy.
India Relaxes Foreign Investment Cap to Woo Growth
While the rupee has been falling and growth has slowed, contributing to a record deficit, India has embarked on a series of measures designed to reverse the negative trend.
Egypt's Uncertainty Leads to Investor Angst
The mayhem in Egypt that began with the ouster of Mohamed Morsi has stayed within Egypt, but there is concern that it could spill over into other countries in the region.
Investor Alert: Latvia to Become Newest Eurozone Member
Far from breaking up, the Eurozone is on the verge of welcoming a new member. The news is good press for the Eurozone, after so many bad headlines.
Casino Boom Fuels Asian Investments
The Asian casino boom is running hot and likely to continue, despite a few hiccups, although investors should be warned: the chips may move from player to player.
Pharma Patent Ruling Pinches Opportunities in Emerging Markets
The decision by an Indian court not to grant a new patent to Novartis for a modified form of its cancer drug Glivec was a heavy blow to the company.
Australia's Economy Continues To Grow, With No Recession In Sight
The Commonwealth of Australia, which only became a country in 1901—when its six original colonies federated—has capitalized on its vast natural resources to become a prosperous place.
Soccer Spurs Gabon to Shoot Beyond Oil
Diversifying Gabon's economy away from oil is the right move for the long term, but its infrastructure and government transparency are still lacking.
Ghana’s Fiscal Issues Are Temporary Glitch
Ghana’s current fiscal slip translates to nothing more than a minor blip in the trajectory of a nation that has tremendous potential for many investors.
Switzerland and FATCA: Broader Effects
While it would change some of Switzerland's business practices, the country’s acceptance of international standards would be to its advantage