Where to Bet Now

Six Markets to Watch

A decade ago, the big story in the international economy was the so-called rise of the rest: the impressive growth of dozens of emerging markets around the globe. Then, the global financial crisis hit like a tidal wave, dousing almost everyone and redrawing the landscape. In its wake, many of the once-hot emerging markets have cooled. The BRICs are crumbling. And half a decade after the crisis began, Europe is still floundering.

But not all the news is bad; a whole new crop of green shoots is springing up. A combination of size, recent performance, and economic potential will make the countries below particularly interesting to watch and attractive to investors over the next half decade.