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Staff Picks - September 30, 2016

Posted On: 30 Sep 2016  | 

EMPEA’s Research team is constantly scouring global and local media publications to ensure we remain current and informed on the latest news on emerging markets private equity and venture capital. Our “Staff Picks” highlight a few of the interesting articles we’ve recently come across and want to share, in case you missed them. Please note: the articles link directly to third-party sites, some of which may be behind a paywall.

See below for a collection of recent news and features on private investing in emerging markets, chosen by the EMPEA Research team.

Digital finance for all: powering inclusive growth in emerging economies
McKinsey Global Institute | September 2016
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), Digital finance for all: Powering inclusive growth in emerging economies, is the first attempt to quantify the full impact of digital finance.

The endgame for venture investing in India
Live Mint | 26 September 2016
The future of India’s nascent venture capital scene hinges on the outcomes of the battles between homegrown start-ups like Flipkart and Ola and American rivals Amazon and Uber.

The African insurance sector: Building for the future
Proparco | September 2016
This latest edition of Private Sector & Development looks at the opportunities and obstacles facing insurance in Africa and presents analyses prepared by a number of sector stakeholders (insurers, researchers, donors, etc.).

China O2O retail: It’s good to touch
AVCJ | 29 September 2016
The rise of e-commerce in China has placed traditional retailers under pressure, but private equity investors are still finding opportunities with concepts that integrate online and offline.

The New Argentina
Financial Times | 19 September 2016
Reforms are having a positive impact but time in Argentine politics is a luxury.

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