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The globalEDGE team has updated the risk assessments for each country within the website's Economic Classification section to reflect the most recent data available.  Here, users can explore countries by their classification in either the emerging market, frontier market, or mature market.  Within each of these markets, the risk comparator tab allows for the comparability of countries based on six risk factors: country, political, currency, sovereign, the banking sector, and the economic sector.  Make sure to check out this new update for a better understanding of market risk around the globe through the links below.

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Are you interested in learning more about market classification? globalEDGE’s Global Insights by Classification feature explores Emerging Markets, Frontier Markets, and Mature Markets. Each classification has its own page that includes a description of the market’s main characteristics, an interactive map of the countries in the market, and a table that provides insight to the market’s economic averages compared to least developed and most developed countries. The market pages also contain Statistics, a Risk Comparator, and Resources. Visit the Statistics section to compare the market's countries to each other using an interactive graph of data. The graph contains data about the economy, education, finance, the government, infrastructure, labor, people, and trade and investment.

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In the third installment of the long-term mega trends blog series from globalEDGE we will examine urbanization and its implications for economic growth. Urbanization is taking place across the globe from the developed nations of North America & Western Europe, to some of the poorest places on Earth, including Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Each region of the world is urbanizing at different paces and are creating different degrees of economic growth as a result of urbanization. In this blog we will examine how the world is urbanizing and the differences in urban population growth rate/population percentage throughout the world.

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The globalEDGE team has added a new market to the Economic Classification section. The mature markets section is brand new and highlights the world's most developed countries, based on the Russell Index Global Guidebook Country Classifications. A statistics section provides data on 17 different fields for each of the mature market countries, allowing users to compare countries with one another along with a market average. There is also a risk comparator tab that allows users to compare credit risk and economic risk among mature market countries. A resource segment is provided to offer access to outside mature and developed market resources. Make sure to check out the mature markets section today, along with the emerging and frontier markets sections under globalEDGE’s economic classification section.

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The globalEDGE team has added another new section to its recent developments. The Insights by Economic Classification section has now been published and can be accessed via the Global Insights menu! Currently the new section has two groups of countries defined: emerging markets and frontier markets. This new section highlights where the emerging and frontier markets stand in comparison to the least and most developed markets in the world. Furthermore, the statistics page of the new section provides information on a selection of indicators, which visually helps to compare group countries with one another. A risk comparator is also available, where two group countries’ economies and credit risk assessments can be compared. The new section also lists resources related to emerging and frontier markets. Make sure to check out our new section today!