Brazilian stocks are on a roll. The benchmark Bovespa index gained 40% in 2016 and has notched up another 30% this year.
Venezuela would have much to gain from seeing the back of its president, Nicolás Maduro. Sadly, there’s not much chance of that.
When buying Asian-focused funds for your portfolio, it’s worth investing with managers who take a long-term view, says Max King.
The United States considers the nuclear option of slapping a ban on the importation of Venezuelan oil.
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.
Investors appear to have become immune to Brazil’s dysfunctional politics.
South Korea’s post-war success, driven by the dynamism of its people, is an astounding economic feat. But has it translated into stockmarket returns, and should you invest? Dominic Frisby investigates.
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.