Indian stocks are due a catch-up
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Emerging markets

Indian stocks are due a catch-up

With India's BSE Sensex index up by 50% since the March lows, local investors appear to have caught stockmarket fever. Foreigners are also joining in …
21 Sep 2020
Why you should stuff your end-of-pandemic portfolio with Chinese stocks
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China stockmarkets

Why you should stuff your end-of-pandemic portfolio with Chinese stocks

For an end-of-pandemic portfolio, you need assets that can cope with today’s volatility. And that, says Merryn Somerset Webb, means Chinese stocks.
14 Sep 2020
Indonesia: an intriguing market for investors
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Emerging markets

Indonesia: an intriguing market for investors

Indonesia hasn't lived up to the potential shown when president Joao Widodo came to power in 2014. But patient investors may one day be rewarded.
11 Sep 2020
Build a global portfolio: where to look for growth and value now
Emerging markets

Build a global portfolio: where to look for growth and value now

The Covid-19 crisis and ongoing jitters over world trade have left emerging markets unusually cheap – yet their long-term growth prospects remain comp…
10 Sep 2020
I wish I knew what an emerging market was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what an emerging market was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

This week's “too embarrassed to ask” explains what emerging markets are, and why you might want to invest in them.
9 Sep 2020
Why Vietnam is the star of Southeast Asia
Emerging markets

Why Vietnam is the star of Southeast Asia

Emerging markets should be a good source of income in the years ahead, with emerging Asia looking most appealing, and Vietnam the standout performer.
27 Aug 2020
Why investors shouldn’t overlook Southeast Asia
Emerging markets

Why investors shouldn’t overlook Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia started this decade as the next hot emerging-market growth story. Investors were let down by weak growth and bad politics, but it’s get…
27 Aug 2020

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Global Economy

How Lebanon crashed into chaos

The recent explosion in Beirut was the latest episode in a sorry saga of political and economic mismanagement that has led to hyperinflation and impen…
22 Aug 2020
Emerging-market investors shun cheap stocks for pricey internet plays
Investment strategy

Emerging-market investors shun cheap stocks for pricey internet plays

Emerging-market investors are piling into high-priced internet businesses and shunning cheap stocks.
16 Aug 2020
Brazil drowns in its own debt
Emerging markets

Brazil drowns in its own debt

With public-sector debt ballooning towards 100% of GDP, the state cannot afford generous fiscal support measures for much longer.
14 Aug 2020
Three bargain stocks from India’s mid-cap market
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Three bargain stocks from India’s mid-cap market

David Cornell of the India Capital Growth Fund selects three of his favourite stocks from the sub-continent.
10 Aug 2020
Turkey’s next currency crisis approaches
Currencies

Turkey’s next currency crisis approaches

The Turkish lira is down by 14% against the dollar this year and has been trading above the ₺8/€1 level for the first time in two years. 
7 Aug 2020
South Africa faces a big economic storm
Emerging markets

South Africa faces a big economic storm

Recession hit South Africa has been the fifth-worst hit country in the world measured by the number of coronavirus cases. The local stockmarket has so…
7 Aug 2020
Asian economies are turning the corner
Emerging markets

Asian economies are turning the corner

Asia was the first region to be hit by the virus and the first to come out of lockdown. Now it is leading the global recovery.
31 Jul 2020
Singapore's economy will bounce back
Asian economy

Singapore's economy will bounce back

Singapore has been battered by the collapse of global trade, and its main stockmarket index has lost a fifth this year. But analysts are feeling posit…
17 Jul 2020
India's stockmarket rally runs out of steam
Emerging markets

India's stockmarket rally runs out of steam

India's BSE Sensex index fell early this week, and the country's economic outlook is shaky.
17 Jul 2020
The challenge for central Europe – and how to invest
Emerging markets

The challenge for central Europe – and how to invest

After years of being Europe’s fastest-growing region, the Visegrád Group’s economic model may be reaching its limit. But central Europe still offers r…
16 Jul 2020
Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on
Emerging markets

Emerging markets: investors‘ search for yield is back on

After dumping a record $55bn of stocks and bonds in the eight weeks to mid-March, foreigners bought $4.1bn in emerging market assets in May. 
3 Jul 2020
When everyone hates an asset class, it’s usually a good time to buy
Investment strategy

When everyone hates an asset class, it’s usually a good time to buy

People often write off an entire asset class as “dead”, when it is merely in the gutter. And if it’s in the gutter, it’s cheap. John Stepek explains w…
26 Jun 2020
Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines
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Asian income stocks: where to find the continent's top money machines

International dividends shouldn’t only mean companies in the US or Europe – the Far East has plenty of big payouts to offer. Cris Sholto Heaton looks …
22 Jun 2020
How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes
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How to use investment trusts to invest in specific countries and themes

Using specialist investment trusts can extend your horizons to the parts of the investment world that general funds do not reach.
16 Jun 2020
Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride
China stockmarkets

Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride

Chinese stocks have held up well during the pandemic, but the recovery has been uneven.
12 Jun 2020