Aon warns of risks of investing in emerging markets

Companies must concentrate on understanding the political and economic risks of investing in the emerging markets, warns Aon, the Chicago-based insurance and risk management consulting firm.

Aon says the global economic upturn makes emerging markets attractive, but investors must not neglect the extra attention that must be paid to the risks prevailing in those markets.

“In Latin America, Brazil has become more politically stable after the election of Presidnet Inacio Lula da Silva in 2002. Risk perceptions in Africa continue to stabilise thanks to the developed world’s need to increase oil and gas sources outside the Middle East, with exploration and prospecting in the Gulf of

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