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Deep industry intelligence on emerging markets

ISI Emerging Markets Group 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.

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. 

ISI Proprietary Reports and Webinars

While the EMIS platform hosts a range of renowned third-party publications, ISI Emerging Markets 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.


ISI also produces webinars and panel discussions, based on our research and data, presented by our analysts. Explore our complimentary insights below.

Company information and M&A intelligence

EMIS provides deep emerging market coverage on a company level, with the database containing over 10 million company profiles, 2.5 million of which providing full financial data. 


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. 


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

Never Mind The Economics! There’s More To Markets Than GDP

June 8, 2022 | Forbes

CEIC contributed to data on China's GDP growth over the past 20 years.

In China, more and more people want to save money as job worries grow

June 30, 2022 | CNBC

CEIC provides data on income expectations and job outlooks.

Does China’s Zero Covid Strategy Mean Zero Economic Growth?

June 6, 2022 | Liberty Street Economics

CEIC contributes to data on intercity mobility in China, COVID-19 cases and more.

RBA drifting towards a hike

April 11, 2022 | ING

CEIC provides data on CPI and wage growth in Australia.

Russian export shutdown would cut 28% of GDP: Nikkei Estimate

April 11, 2022 | Nikkei Asia

The sanctions stand to hurt Russia's output more than the spread of COVID-19 did in 2020. The country's real and nominal GDP each contracted by more than 2% that year, according to research firm CEIC Data.

China’s Leaders Refuse to Take Covid ‘Lying Flat’

April 8, 2022 | Bloomberg UK

CEIC provides data on Shanghai's confirmed and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.

4 Easy Tips For Diversifying Your Retirement

March 21, 2022 | Forbes

The real estate market is red-hot at the moment. CEIC Data shows tremendous year-over-year growth in United States’ housing prices since the beginning of 2020.

Ukraine, a leading surrogacy destination, is caught amid war: What to know 

March 19, 2022 | Fox Business

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s annual household income per capita reached $2,145 in December 2020, according to CEIC Data.

Coal Stocks Are Burning Up Again

March 16, 2022 | The Wall Street Journal

Russia is the third-largest exporter of coal, behind Indonesia and Australia. It accounts for 18% of total coal exports by energetic value, according to data from CEIC.

The Olympics' artificial snow requires the equivalent of a day's worth of drinking water for 900 million people

February 11, 2022 | Insider

Beijing is a water-scarce region, with 36,000 gallons of freshwater resources per capita in 2017, according to CEIC data.

New Strikes and Protests in Kazakhstan 

February 8, 2022 | The Diplomoat

Monthly earnings in Kazakhstan, according to CEIC Data, stood at around $580 as of November 2021.

How China’s Communists Became Venture Capitalists

February 7, 2022 | Bloomberg

In the decade to 2020, Hefei was China’s fastest-growing city in terms of GDP. CEIC contributes to data on China's change in per capita GDP since 2011.

How Venezuela’s Socialists United Is Finding Ways Around Oil Sanctions

January 23, 2022 | Forbes

A second look at separate data points, these from open-source CEIC data, show that imports for crude oil, including from Venezuela, fell off a cliff in 2018 when the sanctions were in full effect. 

Alibaba Fell More Than It Seems

December 3, 2021 | Seeking Alpha

Even the United States, famous for the ongoing inequality griefing, sits at a much lower level (though stable to growing)

Asia’s Hungry Travel Sector Is Missing a Key Ingredient: China 

November 16, 2021 | Bloomberg

Stripping out the impact of Chinese visitors, Asia’s net tourism receipts would have been lower by 1 percentage point on average.

Why Is the South Korean Won So Weak?

October 14, 2021 | Market Realist

According to CEIC Data, household debt in South Korea accounted for 106.6 percent of the country’s nominal GDP in March 2021, reaching over $1.867 trillion (in U.S. dollars).

Energy & Precious Metals - Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead

September 12, 2021 |

As important as the reserves is consumption. According to CEIC, another consultancy, China consumes some 14.2 million barrels per day.

Indonesia GDP grows 7.07% in Q2 for first expansion in 5 quarters

Aug 5, 2021 | Nikkei Asia

This was the fastest GDP growth since the fourth quarter of 2004, according to data from CEIC. 

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 and Thematic 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 - as well as our thematic reports. 

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 at or fill out a press request form below.

Alexander Ivanov

Head of Quantitative 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 since 2007, 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).

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.

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.

Xintong (Olivia) Wu 

China Research Economist

Xintong (Olivia) is our Shanghai-based China Research Economist. 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.

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.

Zhengliang Wei 

China Researcher

Zhengliang is the China Researcher at ISI Emerging Markets Group, responsible for our China industry content and outreach initiatives. He holds a BA degree in Business and Economics and an MSc degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Zhengliang has four years of prior experience in industry research and planning.

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.

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.

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.

Mihail Mihaylov

Macroeconomic Researcher

Mihail holds a business degree from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia and an English degree from Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. He joined the editorial team at ISI Emerging Markets in 2021 as a researcher for Southeast Asia. He has 15 years of editorial experience in business, technology, geopolitics, and monetary policy.

Nicolás Echeverry

Colombia Research Economist

Nicolás Echeverry is a research economist, responsible for our Colombia insights. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Colombia’s National University and a MA in economics from Los Andes University (Colombia). Nicolás has four years of prior experience on fiscal and macroeconomic research and data analysis.

Andrzej Zurawski

Poland Research Economist

Andrzej is a research economist, responsible for industry and macroeconomic analysis for Poland. He has a Master’s degree in economics from SGH Warsaw School of Economics. His areas of expertise are labour market, economics of education and institutional economics. He worked as an expert in qualifications and educational policy at Educational Research Institute and is a research assistant at Warsaw School of Economics.