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I write about emerging and frontier markets in Asia. I now primarily contribute work to Forbes Asia. My most recent work and my complete bio can be found on Forbes Asia's site: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonspringer/ If it is easier, you can find my recent work sorted by country on this... More
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  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » For starters, I recommend reader intersted in these markets check out these videos by Hans Rosling. You may not agree with him 100% (I don't), but his methodology of summarizing global data is compelling.

     

    Hans Rosling: Videos Making Global Development Visual
    http://bit.ly/13WRCDl
    21 Jan 2013, 03:04 PM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Rare earths global survey http://1.usa.gov/V5qJbF (hat tip to Valley Boy)
    25 Jan 2013, 06:13 PM Reply Like
  • Valley Boy
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    Maps, maps and more maps.
    http://yhoo.it/10LIAVr
    25 Jan 2013, 06:58 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Earth at night is always an interesting view of where things are more or less developed
    http://bit.ly/10LKRzQ
    http://bit.ly/YtoQdi
    25 Jan 2013, 07:07 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Info on Leopard Asia Frontier Fund (circa December 2012) - invests in public stock exchange holdings in frontier markets in Asia.
    http://bit.ly/XCOtSl
    26 Jan 2013, 10:06 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Also has a section focusing on Pakistan's stock exchange, one of the best performing markets in 2012
    26 Jan 2013, 10:12 AM Reply Like
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    Author’s reply » Leopard Capital's work in Haiti:
    http://bit.ly/Wc5FBt
    http://bit.ly/WZyD5N
    26 Jan 2013, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Funny romp positive on BRICs

     

    Why Worry About “Cr-Apple” When a World of Profits Is Waiting for You?
    http://bit.ly/WolBko
    26 Jan 2013, 06:16 PM Reply Like
  • Jon Springer
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    Author’s reply » Zimbabwe Is/Was Down to Its Last $217

     

    "There are cash-strapped governments and there are broke governments. And then there's Zimbabwe, which, after paying last week's government salaries, has just $217 left in the bank. No, we didn't forget any zeroes to the end of that figure. Zimbabwe, the country that's home to some of the world's largest platinum and diamond reserves, literally has the same financial standing as a 14-year-old girl after a really good birthday party."

     

    Full article: http://bit.ly/XNmjnI

     

    Then:
    "However, he said that the following day some $30m of revenue had been paid in.

     

    Mr Biti told the BBC he made the revelation in order to emphasise that the government was unable to finance elections, not that it was insolvent."

     

    Full article:
    http://bbc.in/YICauA
    1 Feb 2013, 08:19 AM Reply Like
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