Are you an emerging markets guru?

Find out with our eight quick-fire questions.

1 / 8

Over the past three years*, the UK stock market has done quite well. The FTSE100 went up by 24%1. How much did the stock market go up in China?
* to 30 November 2018

Select the correct lantern

  • 55%
  • 33%
  • 28%
  • 16%
2 / 8

Which one of these is not among the largest five companies in the world?

Select the correct logo

3 / 8

Rank the following countries in order of BMW car sales in 2017

Drag and drop the country names to their position

America
1st
Germany
2nd
China
3rd
Argentina
4th
UK
5th
4 / 8

Which of the following retail events generates the most online revenue?

Select the correct holiday from the list below

  • Black Friday in the US
  • Cyber Monday in the US
  • US Thanksgiving sales
  • Singles Day in China
5 / 8

Which of these countries consumes more Guinness than Ireland?

Select the correct country from the list below

  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Nigeria
  • China
6 / 8

What % of emerging markets exports go to other emerging market countries?

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  • LESS THAN 30%
  • 30% - 40%
  • 40% - 50%
  • 50% +
7 / 8

Out of the following countries, which has the fastest mobile internet connection speeds on average?

Select the correct sim card

  • UK
  • Sweden
  • Hong Kong
  • South Korea
8 / 8

Three of these stock markets went up by around 50% over the past three years*. Which one did not?
* TO 30 NOVEMBER 2018

Drag the correct country below the line

Poland
China
South Korea
Germany
Drag below

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More Facts

2.3BN

Growth

2.3BN

Growth

THE US ENJOYED DECADES OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FROM THE IMPACT OF 77 MILLION BABY BOOMERS DRIVING MIDDLE CLASS CONSUMPTION. THE GROWING MIDDLE CLASS IN EMERGING MARKETS IS EXPECTED TO SURPASS 2.3 BILLION IN 2020, SIGNALLING HUGE GROWTH AND CONSUMPTION OPPORTUNITIES9.

A HUGE FACTOR IN CHINA’S GROWTH HAS BEEN IN THE INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE. THE AMOUNT OF CEMENT USED IN CHINA BETWEEN 2012 AND 2015 WAS THE SAME AS ALL THE CEMENT USED IN THE US IN THE LAST CENTURY10.

$335M

Joint venture

$335M

Joint venture

IN RUSSIA, YANDEX IS GOOGLE. ITS DEFAULT LANGUAGE IS CYRILLIC WHICH HAS ALLOWED IT TO REMAIN THE OVERALL PREFERRED SEARCH ENGINE IN RUSSIA IT ALSO HAS A CLOUD STORAGE PLATFORM, YANDEX DISK. YANDEX TAXI HAS RECENTLY ACQUIRED UBER IN RUSSIA, CEMENTING YANDEX AS ONE OF RUSSIA’S PREMIER TECH GIANTS11.

721

Million users

721

Million users

AMONG THE TOP THREE COUNTRIES BY INTERNET USERS, THE USA RANKS THIRD. THE TOP SPOT IS OCCUPIED BY CHINA BOASTING 721 MILLION USERS12. THIS REPRESENTS 20% OF THE WORLD’S INTERNET USERS, EQUALLING MORE THAN THE US, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE AND JAPAN COMBINED. INDIA COMES SECOND WITH 462 MILLION USERS.

x2

FDA approved
plants

x2

FDA approved
plants

INDIA IS KNOWN FOR ITS LOW-COST PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS. BIOCON STARTED LIFE AS A JOINT VENTURE WITH A BREWING COMPANY, GROWING ENZYMES FOR BEER. THEY HAVE SINCE MOVED UP THE VALUE CHAIN TO BIOPHARMA. INDIA CURRENTLY HAS DOUBLE THE FDA APPROVED PLANTS THAN THE EU13.

1.3M

applications filed

1.3M

applications filed

MORE THAN HALF OF THE WORLD’S NEW PATENT APPLICATIONS NOW COME FROM EMERGING ECONOMIES. CHINA LEADS THE CHARGE WITH 1.3 MILLION APPLICATIONS FILED IN 201614, MORE THAN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN COMBINED.

LEADING SMARTPHONE SALES IN EMERGING MARKETS ARE ALMOST THREE TIMES15 THAT OF DEVELOPED MARKETS.

$5BN

in transactions

$5BN

in transactions

IN 2017, ALIBABA HIT $5 BILLION IN TRANSACTIONS IN LESS THAN 15 MINUTES ON ‘SINGLES DAY’. IMPRESSIVE IN ITSELF, BUT AS AN INDICATOR OF GROWTH JUST THINK THAT ALIBABA MADE MORE TRANSACTIONS IN THAT FIRST 15 MINUTES OF THE 2017 SINGLES DAY THAN IT DID DURING THE ENTIRE FIRST HOUR OF THE CYBERSHOPPING EVENT BACK IN 201516.

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