Emerging markets are many, varied and have traditionally been seen as rewarding brave investors with higher returns for taking on more risk. Over time they inspire considerable optimism as much as downright fear. Yet shrewd investment in these markets as part of a considered portfolio can pay handsome dividends.

The storm in emerging markets spreads West

Emerging-market angst is now hitting Western stocks. How worried should investors be?

Back Russia - the most hated stocks in the world

Russia is among the cheapest markets around. These funds offer investors one way to profit.

The rout continues in emerging markets

Currencies and stocks have been hit hard by investors fleeing emerging markets.

Why I’m not worried about this market plunge

It’s been a painful few days for the world’s stock markets. John Stepek looks at what’s got them rattled, and why he’s not too worried about the rout.

Emerging markets take a tumble

Last week, the currencies of several developing countries plunged, hitting stock markets around the world. Is more trouble brewing? Matthew Partridge investigates.

A panic attack in the developing world as emerging markets sell off

Investors once attracted by exotic growth stories have fled higher-risk emerging markets.

It’s time to go hunting for emerging-market bargains

The emerging market sell-off has given investors the chance to pick up some attractive assets on the cheap. Ed Bowsher picks the best markets to buy into now.

The riskiest emerging markets for investors

Investors have started to turn their backs on risky assets, exposing these emerging markets to higher interest rates.

Worried about a China crash? Don’t be. It really doesn’t matter very much

Even if China does experience a hard-landing, says Matthew Lynn, it won’t matter much to anyone else.