Economists' fondness for emerging markets acronyms may
occasionally grate, but it's difficult to argue against the
latest incarnation, the MINT economies. Mexico, Indonesia,
Nigeria and Turkey have all shown thrilling growth rates since
Jim O'Neill, formerly of Goldman Sachs, adopted the phrase in
The countries' economic development is causing a fundamental
realignment in the global balance of economic and political
power. While the traditional powerhouses are still suffering
the lag of the global financial crisis, the MINT economies
continue to thrive. Whether it's Indonesia's booming
infrastructure demands or Mexico's liberalising investment
regime, opportunities abound for foreign investors and
traditional powerhouses are still suffering the lag of
the global financial crisis, the MINT economies
continue to thrive"
There are dangers attached to all jurisdictions, of course.
The MINT economies are suffering from variously: a mixture of
political instability, a rise in authoritarianism and Islamic
fundamentalism or a drop in oil prices. But investors will
still be lured by such growth stories, and sound legal advice
will be crucial to doing deals in the countries.
With this in mind, IFLR's inaugural MINT Guide will provide
readers with crucial insight in order to navigate the nuances
of the emergent group's economic climate and financial
As well as overviews of market conditions in each of the
four jurisdictions, the guide features Q&As with some of
the leading market participants on the ground, from Standard
Chartered's in-house counsel in Nigeria, to leading investors
in Indonesia and Mexico. But critically we have insight from
local counsel, those responsible for structuring deals and
navigating regulatory uncertainty. We're sure you'll find their
advice invaluable, and this guide indispensable.