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Why frontier markets for investment?

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Same reason as emerging markets are considered attractive over developed markets.

60% Americans invest directly in stocks vs 2-3% in India, latter is considered an “emerging” country for investment.

Those who invest directly in stocks have a Demat account with depository institution like, NSDL/CSDL in India,, CDBL in Bangladesh,, CDC in Pakistan, , CDSC in Kenya, CSCS in Nigeria and so on.

In December 2016 Pakistan had around 255,000 Central Depository Company (“CDC”) account holders (0.131% of population), compared to 2 million in Bangladesh (1.3% of population) and 25 million in India (2% of population).

From investment participation by local public, Pakistan is 15 years behind India. That does not mean companies trading on the stock market are very cheap because foreign investment is allowed and foreigners can bid up the prices. But what it does mean is various institutions and industries do not yet exist in such markets.

Written by amitdipsite

November 19, 2017 at 3:55 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Some of the industries might be distributed before it does some penetration in those markets so they won’t bring that many opportunities as in past in terms of wide scale economic benefits!!!


    November 20, 2017 at 11:23 am

    • Yes, fintech taking over banks, voip/whatsapp over taking conventional telecom. Financial depth will be reached in some shape. Other than priest / motivation speaker most professions are invalid for 50 years.


      November 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm

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