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Frontier Markets

Developing countries or stocks listed in those countries with less infrastructure, capitalization, and/or liquidity than other developing countries. A frontier market is considered a type of emerging market, but is considered less prominent or important than markets like India or Brazil. Examples of frontier markets include Bahrain and Nigeria.
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frontier markets

Securities markets in the least developed of the emerging markets. Mexico and Taiwan are generally considered emerging markets while Zimbabwe, Jamaica, and Kenya are considered frontier markets. Political factors are especially important to the trading and valuation of securities traded in frontier markets.
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For a country to be classified as a frontier market, the FTSE suggests five elements generally apply - a formal stock-market regulatory authority, no significant restrictions on repatriation of capital, a rare occurrence of failed trades, clearing and settlement of trades in five days or better and a timely trade-reporting process.
KARACHI -- Pakistan has retained its May 2017's upgraded status in Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Market Index as it successfully averted a likely downgrading to Frontier Market Index.
KARACHI -- In line with market expectation, Pakistan has retained its May 2017's upgraded status in Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Market Index as it successfully averted a likely downgrading to Frontier Market Index.
Moody's Investors Service said international bonds issued by frontier market governments in Asia Pacific and Africa are coming due over the next two years in a tighter refinancing environment.
"We have been consistently focusing on ramping up our services in newly-entered markets, which resulted in the firm being ranked as the number one frontier market brokerage firm in the 2018 Extel Survey, advancing from the ninth place a year earlier.
I seek very specific catalysts when investing in frontier market. It could be the end of a civil war - Pakistan in 2011 or Iraq in 2017.
NEW YORK -- Index provider Morgan Stanley Capital International's (MSCI) recent reclassification of Pakistan as an emerging market from frontier market status is expected to prompt more money to flow into the country, according to a major American financial newspaper.
"IMF loans should alleviate external liquidity pressures and reduce the risk of sovereign default, particularly where IMF assistance has been supported by other multilateral assistance or has improved access to global bond markets," Fitch Ratings stressed in an analytical note titled: "IMF Deals Ease Frontier Market Pressures; Compliance Key"
Global community has recently restored its confidence on Pakistan's economy, which is exhibited by the fact that the country has been upgraded to Emerging Markets Index from its earlier position of Frontier Market. Since then, KSE-100 has generated a stellar return of 13%.
"The Report: Sri Lanka 2016' comes at a time when Sri Lanka as a frontier market is part of the positively performing 23 frontier countries" said Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on 01 August.
Pakistan has been upgraded from a Frontier Market to an Emerging Market.
These factors make the UAE our most preferred Mena [Middle East and North Africa] market and Kuwait as our preferred GCC Frontier market," said Hootan Yazhari, Head of Mena & Frontier Markets Equity Research.
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