Once widely dubbed “the sick man of Asia”, the Philippines has turned into another Asian tiger, with World Bank thinking the economy will grow by more than 6% a year in the eight years to 2019.
Hong Kong’s niche as a secure gateway to China is under threat as China opens its markets to foreign money.
Emerging markets offer plenty of potential, but the standard of listed companies is often poor. Cris Sholto Heaton picks five funds that focus on better-quality businesses.
The key question for China now is whether it can avoid repeating the fate of Japan in 1989 and its “lost decades”.
After several years of deliberation, index provider MSCI has considering added domestic Chinese A-shares to one of its major benchmarks, the Emerging Markets index.
MSCI’s decision to include Chinese “A-shares” in its emerging market index shines a fascinating light on the passive vs active investing debate, days Merryn Somerset Webb.
Several countries in the Middle East and Africa have cut all ties with the small Gulf state of Qatar. Finding a solution to the dispute will not be easy. Alex Rankine reports.
If US growth remains strong, that will benefit exporters to the US, reckons Templeton’s Mark Mobius.
Serial defaulter Argentina has issued a 100-year bond. Investors beware, says John Stepek. It’s the sort of thing you can only get away with at the top of the market.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is set to dramatically reshape India’s economy.
Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, thinks consumer-facing stocks are emerging markets’ best buys.