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We are an emerging markets research service from the Financial Times.

With extensive teams of in-country researchers, we generate proprietary data in the world’s key emerging markets and less well known frontier markets. We give investors and corporates ahead-of-the-curve predictions and insights on consumer, real estate, financial, investment, manufacturing and trade trends.

These are delivered through flexible digital subscriptions, giving access to our research, analysis and data; as well as via custom research projects.



Tailored subscriptions to data-derived analysis

Our experts provide insight and analysis on the trends developing across the emerging markets, sent directly to your inbox. With proprietary data underpinning our content, you will get the insights to make better decisions, quicker.

Subscriptions can be tailored according to the need of each client. Whether you want a global view of a particular industry, sector or indicator, or a regional macro picture – we can create a package for you.


Access to our raw, proprietary data

We survey thousands of consumers and companies across emerging markets each month. Our Database is the home of this incredibly powerful proprietary data, sourced from our on-the-ground surveys.

You can slice, analyse and download raw data, discovering trends and insights that will inform your business and investment decisions. Access will mean you can discover the facts that matter to your business.


Commissioned research

We offer bespoke research capabilities to individual clients that need accurate, primary data and analysis to inform a specific business or investment decision.

We also offer ‘white-label’ research for marketing and corporate affairs teams wanting to position their brand as a thought leader in emerging market trends, risks and opportunities.



We cover China, Latin America and South-east Asia.

We offer extensive local coverage of China and national coverage of the key emerging markets within Latin America and South-east Asia. We also provide periodic insights into the trends shaping frontier markets in these regions.

Key emerging markets:

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Mexico

Frontier markets:

  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Bolivia
  • Central America and the Caribbean
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela


We provide clients with data-derived analysis on the key macro, sectoral and company trends shaping the regions and nations we cover.

Whilst surveying economic, financial and political trends and risks more broadly, we focus on the following sectors:

  • Macro
  • Consumer
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment
  • Real Estate
  • Energy and Resources
  • Industry and Manufacturing
  • Trade

With extensive expertise and proprietary data across each, our content gets under the skin of what’s really happening in these industries.


Please note that our research is designed for professionals and investors and we reserve the right to screen requests.