Beset by tough sanctions and worldwide political isolation, a casual observer might be surprised to learn that Russia's economy isn't doing all that badly – even if it still has a litany of problems.
Despite a widely criticized presidential election, investors are still enthusiastic buyers of Egypt's economic recovery.
Ahead of the Aramco floatation, the inclusion of Saudi Arabia in emerging market indices was a development eagerly awaited by market watchers.
Investors are hoping that 65-year-old business tycoon Cyril Ramaphosa can bring stability to what was once one of the world's top performing emerging markets.
Colombia's parliamentary election is seen as a test of an increasingly fragile peace, and the country's ability to appeal to investors.
With the Fed poised to hike interest rates, a country seen in the cross hairs is Saudi Arabia, already in the throes of economic reform.
The idea of populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador winning Mexico's presidency is not fully priced in, analysts say.
Venezuela — with double-digit inflation, civil strife and signs of economic collapse — has seen the future, and it's in cryptocurrency.
Egypt is grappling with domestic tensions, and has the uncertainty of a presidential election on the horizon. Yet investors appear unfazed.
Brazil's election will be the most consequential since 2002 because it will mark a turning point.