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21 Countries Considered to Be Emerging Markets

If you want to invest your money in emerging markets or engage in international trade, it helps by understanding which countries are considered to be the world's emerging markets.

To be truly emerging, a country's economic growth should be expanding beyond its borders. It should be becoming an active participant in global trade, producing enough goods that it can export and products that other countries want. It should have people who can take the jobs that local companies are creating. And it should be open to capital and investments from outside the country, whether by individuals, financial institutions, or multinational corporations.

There's one other catch: An emerging market has to have a stock market so that investors can buy and sell securities. As of Winter 2014, here is a list of the 21 best emerging markets in the world:

  • Brazil

  • Chile

  • China

  • Colombia

  • Czech Republic

  • Egypt

  • Hungary

  • India

  • Indonesia

  • Malaysia

  • Mexico

  • Morocco

  • Peru

  • Philippines

  • Poland

  • Russia

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

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