EMIS is the world’s premier Emerging Markets Information Service. It operates in and reports on countries where reward goes hand-in-hand with high risk. EMIS offers time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, peer comparisons and more for over 125 emerging markets around the world.

In 2018, EMIS was acquired by CITIC Capital Partners and the Chinese media giant Caixin Global. As a result of this acquisition, EMIS is now part of the ISI Emerging Markets Group.


Today, EMIS employs nearly three hundred people in 13 countries around the world, catering to nearly 2,000 clients, with over 3 million pieces of business intelligence gathered and produced every day.


Most EMIS staff are based within the emerging markets. This helps to bring an insider’s perspective on these countries, using the relationships EMIS has forged with local providers of news, analysis and data.


Designed especially for researchers and students at academic institutions, EMIS is a dynamic electronic resource which gathers analysis, data and news on companies, industries and countries in the world’s 125+ emerging markets. It offers a collation of time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and data, peer comparisons and analytical tools. All content is licensed from the cream of the world’s macroeconomic experts, the most renowned industry research firms, and the most authoritative news providers. This is combined with EMIS’s own company and M&A research to offer a multi-faceted view of each emerging market.

EMIS Facts (as of April 2019)

  • 4.9+ million company profiles, 2.3+ million with full financial data

  • 125+ countries

  • 250+ industry sectors

  • 7,000+ publications

  • 540,000+ research reports per year

  • 138,000+ M&A and ECM deals database

  • 58,000+ news stories uploaded every day

  • 2,500 sources

  • Content in 16 languages

Who uses EMIS?

EMIS is utilised worldwide by every type of corporation and institution. Users include:

  • investment bankers;

  • credit risk analysts;

  • management consultants;

  • business development analysts;

  • corporate strategists;

  • private equity investors;

  • government staff in trade, finance and foreign affairs ministries, as well as embassies; and

  • academic researchers, professors and students in economics, finance, international business, and related fields.



The EMIS interface supports 15 languages, including English, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic, Turkish, Russian, and eight European languages, any of which can be selected to suit a user’s profile. In addition, EMIS offers a translate function for all news articles in HTML.


EMIS underpins academic research through access to premium, trusted sources of business information on the world’s emerging markets. In addition, users can take advantage of in built analytical tools, enabling them to collect, analyse and export the data they need from the database. By the numbers:

  • Companies: EMIS offers 4.9+ million profiles on public and private companies, including 2.3+ million with financial data such as financial statements, company reports and industry rankings. For example, the database offers profile for 400,000 Chinese companies and 950,000 Indian companies. Users can utilise powerful screening tools to identify and analyse companies that match their chosen criteria. In addition, users can perform credit analysis on companies using in-built tools, as well as access information on mergers and acquisitions.

  • Industries: EMIS collates 540,000+ research reports per year from 2,500+ local and global sources, covering 250+ industries in 125+ countries. In addition, statistics, forecasts and industry benchmarks are available to access. Industries include Agriculture, Automotive, Banking, Chemicals, Construction, Electronics, Energy, Food & Beverage, Healthcare and Pharma, Manufacturing, Media, Mining, Retail, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation, and much more. Users can utilise sophisticated screening tools within the database to view, analyse, compare, chart and export multiple industry indicators.

  • Countries: EMIS brings transparency to the world’s opaque emerging markets. The database contains macroeconomic and demographic indicators for 125+ countries, including historical and current data, plus forecasted trends. In-built tools enable researchers to perform cross-country analysis, by comparing these indicators across multiple countries. Users can build customised graphics, tables and reports within the database.

  • News: EMIS uploads 58,000+ business news stories daily in 16 languages. All HTML news articles can be instantly translated at the touch of a button, enabling access to global business information for English- and non-English speakers alike.

All content can be viewed in HTML. Reports and publications can be downloaded in PDF, while news articles can be downloaded in PDF or Word. Financial data and data points can be selected, customised and exported into Excel.


Not only does EMIS offer access to a wealth of business intelligence on emerging markets, it also offers users a range of tools to interpret, analyse and compare the data they find.

Company Tools

Users can:

  • analyse a company’s performance and financial statements;

  • compare peer companies using dozens of indicators, such as total operating revenue, assets, liabilities, profit, and many more;

  • create a company report;

  • create a list of companies;

  • find M&A and ECM transactions; and

  • perform a company credit analysis.

Industry Tools

Users can:

  • analyse an industry’s performance;

  • compare peer industries using benchmark indicators, such as size, growth, profitability, debt, efficiency, liquidity, cashflow, and much more;

  • rank companies within a given industry using financial data, such as sales, assets, profit, liabilities, and much more; and

  • check industry forecasts, statistics and benchmarks.


Country Tools

Users can:

  • analyse a country’s economic status and check country forecasts and statistics;

  • compare peer countries using indicators such as GDP, debt, population, unemployment, CPI, exports, imports, foreign investments, exchange rates, and much more; and

  • monitor news for a given country.


EMIS convenes the best global and local sources available from world’s macroeconomic experts, industry
research firms and news providers. Sources include:

Content Highlights:

  • BBC Monitoring

  • BMI Research: Company Reports, Industry Reports, Special Reports, Industry Forecast Scenario

  • CIMB: Company Reports, Daily Market News, Economic Reports, Industry Reports, Strategy Reports, and Yearbooks

  • dpa International News Service in English: General, Economic and Political News

  • Dun & Bradstreet: Country Reports, Country Riskline Reports, Economic Indicators 5yr Forecast, and Industry Reports

  • EMIS: EMIS Insight and EMIS Dealwatch

  • Enerdata: Energy Data Set, Energy Market Report, Energy Prices, LNG Trade Data and World Refineries Data

  • Euromoney: China Law and Practice, Emerging Markets, International Tax Review, Latin Finance, Managing Intellectual Property, Petroleum Economist, Project Finance, and Euromoney Magazine

  • Euromonitor International: Industry Capsules, Local Company Profiles, Sector Capsules

  • Fitch Ratings: Criteria Reports, Outlook Report, Presale Report, Press Releases, Special Reports, Transition Default Study Report

  • FocusEconomics: Consensus Forecast Country Reports

  • Ken Research: Industry Reports, Regional Industry Reports and Global Industry Reports

  • MarketLine: Company Profiles and Industry Profiles

  • OECD: Economic Outlook, Economic Surveys, Energy Prices and Taxes, Main Economic Indicators, Main Science and Technology Indicators, National Accounts, Quarterly International Trade Statistics

  • Oxford Economics: Country Economic Forecasts, Global Industry Forecasts, Industry Forecast Data, and Monthly Industry Briefings

  • Progressive Digital Media: Company Profiles, Energy Business Review, Industry Snapshots, News, and Tenders

  • Project Syndicate: News Commentary

  • Technavio: Global Market Assessment Reports, Regional Market Assessment Reports, and Market Assessment Country Reports

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit: Country Summaries, Industry Briefings, Industry Reports and Industry Statistics
    … and thousands more!

EMIS Sources

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