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Emerging markets news flow

Here is a rundown of developments in emerging markets in the past few days.



CapitaLand purchases new Chongqing development.

New China Life IPO on Hong Kong and Shanghai for as much as $2.3bn.

Johnson Controls not the cause of lead poisoning in Shanghai.

AT&T and China Telecom expanding relationship.

Tata Power building electricity generation plants in Africa and Indonesia.

Myanmar opening up to foreign investment?


Latin America

Codelco’s dispute with Anglo will likely last into the new year.

Progress on Newmont Mining’s $4.8bn Conga project is halted after skirmish between police and protestors.

Vale plans to invest $21.4bn in 2012.

Mexico the next manufacturing powerhouse?



Something to keep an eye on: Africa’s aging population.  As they say, “demography is destiny.”


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Emerging markets brief

What we’re reading

IPO Beat: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group for $2.8bn and Guodian Technology & Environment Group for $1.0bn on the Hong Kong exchange.  PCCW raising $1.2bn.

China FDI.  More reports on China investing in Africa.  But watch out for the Sinophobia.

Chinese banks provide 11% of financing in Duke+Progress merger.

Keeping it in the family: Cyrus Mistry appointed next Chairman of Tata.

Samsung business results dim.

Foxconn deal reached in Brazil.

Mine’s mine!  Anglo-Codelco may be reaching deal.

Dow and Aramco: JV for new chemicals plant.

Anandarko raises estimates of natural gas reserves off the coast of Mozambique.


Latest Captal Musings

African telephonyIHS Nigeria raising $200mn to double business in Western Africa.

BAA Heathrow becomes CIC Heathrow?  Chinese SWF looks to invest in the UK.

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