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Emerging Market


China was once seen as an emerging market. Now that it owns a huge chunk of our debt, we can all agree that it has emerged.

An emerging market is one that carries political and economic risk—but great potential because its economy is growing fast. Some people like investing in emerging markets because there is the potential for huge growth if the country's economy takes off.