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ISI Emerging Markets Group incorporates CEIC and EMIS, renowned globally as the leading providers of data, analysis and research for the world's fastest-growing

and highest potential countries.

Accurate Macro and Micro Economic Data

CEIC is one of the world’s most trusted sources of economic and industry data, referenced by publications such as Forbes and the Wall Street Journal.


The brand was formed in 1992 by a team of expert economists and analysts, and provide the most expansive and accurate data insights into more than 200 economies and close to 30 macroeconomic and industry sectors.


With analysts on the ground in more than 18 countries, we are the service of choice for economic and investment research by economists, analysts, investors, corporations, and universities around the world.


CEIC Data in the News

How to invest in stocks: our guide for beginners and experts

October 1, 2020 | The Telegraph

The current price-to-earnings of British stocks is 20 times earnings, according to research firm CEIC Data.

Is Decoupling from China Worth $1 Trillion?

October 1, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

The tech battle between the U.S. and China has battered TikTok and Huawei and startled American companies that produce and sell in China.

The Chinese Are Spending Again

Oct 1, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

The Chinese economy expanded 3.2% from a year earlier in the second quarter and could be the only major global economy to grow in 2020.

Exploring Finland’s Central Lapland Greenstone Belt

September 17, 2020 | Investing News Network

Finland's attractive operating environment and exploration potential have created interest from major and junior resource companies alike.

Why COVID-19 has driven thematic investing

August 21, 2020 | Financial Times Adviser

Investors have witnessed a record quick bear market and recovery while the fall into negative territory for oil prices turned conventional wisdom on its head.

Global Dairy Prices Bounce Back From Coronavirus Slump

July 22, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

Increases occur as pandemic eases in Asia and Chinese growth returns.

Mapping India’s Post-COVID Capex Recovery

July 14, 2020 | Bloomberg Quint

The analysis indicates that meaningful recovery in private sector investments is still at least half a decade away.

China’s Pain Could Be Google’s, Facebook’s Gain in India

July 14, 2020 | The Wall Street Journal

With China’s internet giants locked out of the world’s second-most-populous country, U.S. tech sees an opportunity.

S.Africa's bad debts may hit highest ever level of 10% due to virus

June 18, 2020 | Thomson Reuters

For comparison, South Africa’s NPLs ratio stood at 4.3% last month, according to the CEIC global economic data service.
The CLI's 'Business Cycle Outlook' tab determines which stage of the business cycle a country or region's economy is entering. The graphic includes a toggled timeline - from July 1980 to present - to allow for assessments on economic development over time.

CEIC Leading Indicator

The CEIC Leading Indicator (CLI) is a proprietary dataset designed by CEIC to precede the development of major macroeconomic indicators and predict the turning points of the economic cycle for key markets.


It is calculated by aggregating and weighting selected indicators covering various important sectors of the economy, such as financial markets, the monetary sector, labour market, trade and industry.


It is developed using the CEIC methodology and employs data from the CEIC database. The CLI currently covers eight regions – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, the Euro Area, Japan and the United States.


If you think this content would be of interest, you can sign up and get free access below. Alternatively, you can get in touch with one of our representatives to find out more about the CLI or to discuss how it could be incorporated into your company's research and analysis.

In-House Macroeconomic Reports

You can also explore our quarterly economic snapshot reports, providing a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of the four main macroeconomic sectors (real, monetary & financial, fiscal and external) for our regions in focus. 

Deep industry intelligence on emerging markets

ISI also specialises in the provision of hard-to-get emerging markets intelligence. EMIS Insights pertains to providing time-sensitive, hard-to-get and relevant company information, industry research, news, analytical data and more for over 147 emerging markets.

ISI Proprietary Reports

While the EMIS platform hosts a range of renowned third-party publications, ISI publishes its own in-house proprietary reports. They are produced from a range of resources, including datasets and indexes throughout both platforms and standardised into an easily digestible format. Explore our complimentary insights below.

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EMIS Insights Reports

Our in-house EMIS Insights reports provide in-depth, industry research in key emerging markets worldwide, featuring market overviews, industry trend analysis, legislation and profiles of the leading sector companies provided by highly-experienced and locally-based analysts. 


The 14 industry groupings that we cover include Agriculture, Automotive, Banking & Insurance, Chemicals, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods & Retail, Energy, Food & Beverage, Mining & Metals, Pharma & Healthcare, Real Estate & Construction, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Tourism & Leisure and Transportation.


Explore our extensive list of in-house reports below. Alternatively, if you have any queries related to EMIS, get in touch with us and one of our representatives will be able to assist. 

Company information and M&A intelligence

EMIS provides deep emerging market coverage on a company level, with the database containing over 6.3 million company profiles, 3.8 million of which providing financial data and as many as 2.3 million detailing full financials. 


Our company coverage is wide-ranging, displaying corporate information, news in the form of business or financial results and investments, annual and broker reports as well as M&A information. 


The EMIS database also contains over 150,000 M&A and ECM deals with proprietary research and forecasts.


Discover more around our company intelligence and information around mergers and acquisitions in emerging markets below. If you have any queries related to this information, get in touch with us. 


Our Analysts 

Our team of analysts operate across a range of emerging markets, meaning that while we collectively provide a global scope, our economic experts have extensive knowledge that pertains to specific regions and industries. If you have any requests or questions related to a member of our team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Slavina Damyanova 

Head of Editorial

Slavina has been with the company for over 15 years, holding management positions within both business units in that time. She currently leads the industry and macroeconomic research teams, designing and implementing proprietary analytical and data products and driving the ISI Emerging Markets Group editorial outreach programmes. Slavina holds a BA degree with Honours in Economics and International Relations from Brown University, USA, and an Executive MBA Degree from the American University in Bulgaria.

Stefan Stoyanov

Head of M&A Database

Stefan leads the M&A research and analysis team at ISI Emerging Markets Group. He is responsible for maintaining the most comprehensive emerging markets M&A database and for creating related editorial content. Stefan has worked on covering and valuing M&A deals for nearly a decade, and has prior experience in investment advisory and asset management.

Alexander Ivanov

Head of Macroeconomic Research

Alexander plays a pivotal role in the macroeconomic and quantitative analysis for ISI Emerging Markets Group. He has previously worked as an EMIS Insights researcher and was in charge of the industry analysis for China and the industry forecasts for emerging economies. He is among the creators of the CEIC Leading Indicator. Alexander is a doctoral candidate at the Warsaw School of Economics and a research scholarship holder at the Bulgarian National Bank.

Natalia Yanakieva 

Head of Industry Research

Natalia is Head of Industry Research at ISI Emerging Markets Group and is responsible for the coverage and publishing of industry content.  Natalia has been working at the company for over 13 years, starting as a content manager and senior analyst before heading the Industry Research team. Natalia has a BA degree in International Relations and an MA degree in International Economics from the University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria).

Biliana Hristova

Chief Editor

Biliana heads the company's linguistic editors department. She has BA and MA degrees respectively in English and American Studies from the Sofia University St. Kliment Orhidski. Biliana has 20 years of experience in the news media industry, spanning through journalism, copy editing and media analysis.

Georgi Ninov

Senior Macroeconomic Researcher

Georgi has been a part of the CEIC Macroeconomic Research Team since 2015. He is involved in the development of the CEIC Leading Indicator, the quarterly macroeconomic snapshot reports and other publications. He holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Svetoslav Mladenov 

Global Industry Researcher 

Having been with the company for over eight years, Svetoslav has been one of the key persons in the expansion of our proprietary industry research and has a special focus on the LATAM region. Svetoslav holds a PhD degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria) and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and Bulgarian.

Gabriela Gandovska 

EMEA Researcher

Gabriela is a part of our Industry Research Team, responsible for the coverage and publishing of industry content for Turkey, Russia, Africa and Indonesia. Gabriela has been with the company for over five years, starting as an analyst for Turkey. She has over 15  years of experience in media, industry and macro analysis.

Nikoleta Slavcheva 

LATAM Researcher

Nikoleta started working at the company in 2013 as a freelance research analyst, responsible for the elaboration of industry reports on Brazil, Colombia and other countries in Latin America. In 2017, she took over the full-time position of Researcher, mainly focusing on the substantive editing of industry reports for the Latin American region. Nikoleta has an MA degree in Portuguese language and an MA degree in Business Administration from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Radina Koleva

Macroeconomic Researcher

Radina is a macroeconomic researcher, actively involved in the publication of global macroeconomic data insights and reports. She has 10 years of prior experience in print and digital media, covering mainly key global macro data, commodities, forex and central banks. Prior to joining ISI Emerging Markets Group, Radina used to work with the German state-owned investment agency and is also a German Bundestag's scholarship fellow.

Rohini Sanyal

India Research Economist

Rohini is a research economist, driving our India macroeconomic and industry content localisation strategy. Rohini has graduated with a Masters in Economics from the University of Warwick, UK, and prior to joining ISI Emerging Markets Group in 2019, worked for five years with policy think tanks such as NCAER, ICRIER, and corporates like Bain & Company.

Adriano Morais

Brazil Research Economist

Adriano is a research economist, playing a pivotal role in our industry and macroeconomic analysis for Brazil. His areas of expertise include banking, public finance and retail. He previously worked as an economics specialist at the Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo, where he was in charge of covering public policies for the manufacturing sector. Adriano holds a doctorate degree in economics at the University of Sao Paulo.

Xintong (Olivia) Wu 

China Macroeconomic Researcher 

Xintong (Olivia) is our Shanghai-based China Macroeconomic Researcher. She comes from a policy background with three years of experience facilitating and regulating China’s foreign direct investment and outward direct investment before joining the company. Xintong holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and has specialised in International Finance and Economic Policy at Columbia University, USA.

Yinglei Li 

China Researcher 

Yinglei is the China Researcher at ISI Emerging Markets Group’s Industry Research team, responsible for our China industry content and outreach initiatives. Yinglei holds a BA Degree in Economics in Insurance from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and an MSc in Finance and Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Yinglei has been part of the team since 2018.