As Interest Grows, Emerging Markets Produce A Trickle But No Data Flood

SPECIAL REPORT

Data vendors -- like their user firms -- are battling for profits in increasingly crowded markets, as new territory lies barely charted in developing countries. But a brave few have begun tackling the data needs of investors in emerging markets -- and finding plenty of obstacles in the process.

There's a lot of money at stake. An upcoming study by the World Bank states that $28 billion worldwide has been invested in emerging markets -- a dramatic increase from the $500 million that foreigner