bw100 - 6:54 pm on May 31, 2011 (gmt 0)
Why invest in google when you can get 10% growth in Chinese, Russian, Indian and Brazilian stocks?
There are some who would argue that since Google's accounting follows defined GAAP, while the financial reporting for BRIC companies, even specific to their ADRs, is more lax (and therefore possibly subject to more abuse), the safer bet is with Google. Short version: they are enforcably more accountable to their shareholders. Notwithstanding, of course, the multiple versions of "creative accounting" that all BIG business can afford to implement.