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Where In the World Should I Invest. An Insider's Guide to Making Money Around the Globe. Edition No. 1. Agora Series

  • ID: 2213055
  • Book
  • April 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A fascinating exploration of which countries offer promising investment opportunities for Americans now and in the years to come

Most emerging markets investment guides focus on financial metrics, but fail to provide the reader with new and relevant insights into the history of the countries, the views of the people on the street, and the financial shenanigans that go on behind the scenes, that make for truly informed investing. As a result, despite the growing interest in investing in these markets, investors are often missing key opportunities because they either have incorrect information about a country where they might invest, or simply don't know what questions they should be asking. Where In the World Should I Invest: An Insider's Guide to Making Money Around the Globe is here to help.

Drawing on author Karim Rahemtulla's personal experiences traveling the globe and exploring the capitals where business is transacted, the book outlines the perils, pitfalls, and rewards of investing in "low float" markets.

  • The essential resource for taking the right steps in exploring investment opportunities in foreign and emerging markets
  • Expert advice from an author with 20 years experience covering emerging markets
  • Commentary on the expectations of foreign investors, the fears of investing abroad, how to set up legal offshore accounts, and much more

Packed with unique insights into twenty countries and regions around the globe based on the author's extensive interviews and travels, Where In the World Should I Invest is a must-read for anyone thinking of expanding their investment portfolio overseas.

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Foreword Know Where to Look by Bill Bonner ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction What You Should Know Before You Invest 1

Chapter 1 Journeys to China 7

Chapter 2 India: Heaven or Hell? 43

Chapter 3 Egypt: The Rise of North Africa 65

Chapter 4 Vietnam: The Tiger Cub of Asia 73

Chapter 5 Cambodia: Land of the Eight-Hand Massage 83

Chapter 6 Thailand: So Much for Potential 91

Chapter 7 Turkey: Knocking at the Door 99

Chapter 8 Singapore: The Model of Efficiency . . . and Sometimes Boredom! 111

Chapter 9 Russia and the CIS: Painful Prosperity - Reinventing a Society 121

Chapter 10 Brazil: The Girl from Ipanema . . . Got Carjacked! 133

Chapter 11 Chile: A Diamond in South America’s Rough 143

Chapter 12 Africa: African Renaissance 153

Chapter 13 Central America and Mexico 171

Chapter 14 Eastern Europe: As the Euro Goes . . . 183

Chapter 15 Argentina: Fountains of Wealth 189

Conclusion Investing in Emerging Market Stocks 195

Appendix World Oil Consumption Chart 203

Additional Sources 209

About the Author 211

Index 213

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K. Rahemtulla
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