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Ben Inker: better times ahead for value investors

The years of pain for value investors could soon be at an end, GMO's Ben Inker said in a recent newsletter.
29 Dec 2019
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Emerging economies find their feet

This year saw a return to normal for emerging markets. It’s a far cry from 2018, which brought misery for those betting on the world’s fastest-growing…
26 Dec 2019
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South Africa is running out of time to reform its economy

Unless South Africa institutes economic reforms, including greater fiscal discipline, a clampdown on corruption, and easing labour laws, it risks losi…
22 Dec 2019
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Saudi Arabia's Aramco IPO falls short of expectations

Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant, has finally made it to market. But the regime struggled mightily to get it there. 
12 Dec 2019
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The Pacific Alliance is in the bargain basement. Buy it now

The recent political turmoil in Latin America doesn’t change the auspicious long-term economic outlook for Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. It spells…
12 Dec 2019
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How Argentina embarked on the road to ruin

A century ago, Argentina was economically on a par with France and Germany. Left-wing populism may now have irretrievably ruined it, says Max King.
5 Dec 2019
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Monks Investment Trust: Insuring Asia

SPONSORED CONTENT - The extraordinary expansion of Asia's middle class is turbocharging demand for products that provide a sense of security. Charles …
29 Nov 2019
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Taiwan bucks east Asia's regional trend

Taiwan's economy is bucking the regional slowdown, growing the fastest pace since early 2018 and in stark contrast to weakness elsewhere in east Asia.
28 Nov 2019

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Chart of the week: Kuwait's stockmarket is ready for take-off

Kuwait's stockmarket is due to be promoted from “frontier” status to an emerging market by index provider MSCI next June. That should entice almost $1…
25 Nov 2019
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Investors maintain confidence in Hong Kong

The protests in Hong Kong caused the territory to plunge into recession in the third quarter, and has also begun to weigh on local markets. But invest…
21 Nov 2019
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Why Saudi Arabia’s big oil flop is good news for investors in fossil fuels

The trouble Saudi Aramco is having getting interest for its IPO is a sign of deep negative sentiment towards the sector. And that’s a good sign for co…
19 Nov 2019
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Go global with the Genesis Emerging Markets Trust

The Genesis Emerging Markets Trust believes in thorough fieldwork when seeking out promising investments.
12 Nov 2019
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Brazil passes pensions reform

Brazil has finally completed a long-awaited overhaul of its pension system.
7 Nov 2019
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Saudi Aramco heads to market in history's biggest IPO

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil colossus, is set to float on its home market. Are the shares appealing?
7 Nov 2019
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Why investors shouldn’t overlook Europe

SPONSORED CONTENT - Ollie Beckett, manager of the TR European Growth Trust, tackles investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the conseq…
6 Nov 2019
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Emerging markets

Emerging markets: buy when the news is bad

Emerging markets are being squeezed by local turmoil and by more general factors. But bad news can spell opportunity for investors.
5 Nov 2019
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Economy

Argentina: new face, old problems

Argentina elected left-winger Alberto Fernández as president. The previous business-friendly presidency ended in disaster. But Peronists have an equal…
31 Oct 2019
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Can Jokowi boost Indonesia?

Indonesian president Joko Widodo, known as “Jokowi”, has been sworn in for a second five-year term. He has pledged to turn his country into one of the…
25 Oct 2019
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Turkish stocks are cheap – but for a good reason

Turkish stocks are undoubtedly cheap, and very brave bargain-hunters may spy opportunity, but this market is cheap for a very good reason.
25 Oct 2019
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Eastern European stocks are a bargain

The small size of the region’s markets means that Eastern European stocks are often overlooked in favour of bigger Asian growth stories. Yet there is …
18 Oct 2019
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Global stocks will catch up with the US

US stocks have eclipsed other markets over the past decade and continued to outperform this year. But that outperformance looks set to end.
18 Oct 2019
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Vietnam: winning Trump’s trade war

There’s been one clear winner in the US-China trade war so far – Vietnam. Many investors see it as the developing world’s next big thing.
11 Oct 2019
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India’s banking crisis deepens

Bad loans are rising at India's fourth-largest private bank by assets and the lender needs fresh capital to plug the gap. And it's not alone.
10 Oct 2019
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China at 70: a crucial turning point

After a remarkable four decades of headlong growth China is approaching a crucial turning point.Can its leadership keep the good times rolling?
3 Oct 2019
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One of the best investment trusts for emerging market investors

The Utilico Emerging Markets investment trust focuses on infrastructure, an area its competitors often ignore.
1 Oct 2019
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How to invest where new middle-class consumers will splash the cash

The rise of the middle-class consumer in emerging markets is the world’s most compelling long-term growth theme, says professional investor Kevin Cart…
23 Sep 2019
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Why Modi’s magic now looks like an illusion for investors in India

Investors are losing confidence in India’s prime minister and his promise of further reforms. The country’s potential remains intact, but be prepared …
19 Sep 2019
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Chart of the week: the seed investments that fail to sprout

Foreign direct investment is supposed to stimulate productivity and growth in other countries by transferring skills, technology and capital. But much…
16 Sep 2019
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Emerging markets bounce back after a miserable few months

Investors in emerging markets have been enjoying some long-awaited relief after a miserable few months.
13 Sep 2019
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VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund: What’s driving Vietnam’s growth story?

SPONSORED CONTENT - With strong GDP growth, a stable macro-economic environment, increasing exports and record levels of foreign direct investment, it…
11 Sep 2019
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Take your chances in China with these two investment trusts

These two China-focused, London-listed investment trusts are excellent long-term bets, says Max King.
10 Sep 2019
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Strong dollar squeezes Asian markets

Trade war uncertainty means that the MSCI Emerging Markets Currency index is on course for its worst month since May 2016.
30 Aug 2019
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Cash in on change in emerging markets

After a strong start to 2019, emerging-market equities have hit turbulence. Professional investor Chetan Sehgal tips the stocks to back.
28 Aug 2019
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Currency Corner: hard times are coming for emerging-market currencies

You know trouble is brewing for emerging-market currencies when everybody starts running for the US dollar, says Dominic Frisby.
16 Aug 2019
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Chart of the week: Argentina shocks investors (for a change)

Investors betting that Argentina had turned over a new leaf were given a nasty reminder of the country’s past this week.
16 Aug 2019
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Stock markets

India’s star is at risk of fading

The benchmark Nifty index is now down 9% and has just had its worst July for 17 years.
16 Aug 2019
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Adventurous investors should head for the frontier in Georgia

Georgia Capital, a London-listed investment fund, is trading on a big discount and looks a good bet for the brave.
13 Aug 2019
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Forget the other emerging markets, focus on Southeast Asia

Investors in emerging markets should focus on Southeast Asia – a region where nearly every nation’s GDP and productivity growth has beaten the develop…
9 Aug 2019
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Why it pays to invest in foreign stocks

Many investors feel safer investing at home than in foreign stocks – but as the wobbly pound shows, that safety can be an illusion.
5 Aug 2019
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Three undervalued Asian stocks that can ride out the trade war

Trade wars aside, Asia remains the biggest driver of global growth with impressive economic and corporate fundamentals, says professional investor Ian…
5 Aug 2019
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Asia’s economic squall will pass

Many countries in emerging Asia look set to experience their weakest growth in a decade. But while the short-term outlook may be bumpy, there are many…
26 Jul 2019
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Seven investment trusts to make your investments go global

The outlook for equities remains encouraging. An investment trust with an international remit will help you profit.
23 Jul 2019
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How do you profit from market bubbles? Invest in “anti-bubbles”

The only real way to profit from market bubbles is to avoid them and invest in “anti-bubbles” instead. John Stepek explains what an anti-bubble is, an…
16 Jul 2019
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Invest in Vietnam – Asia’s other communist dynamo

Vietnam has reinvented itself. And now, this overlooked market is ripe for investment. Alex Rankine picks the best way to buy in.
4 Jul 2019
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Emerging markets

Investors should head east for income growth

Dividend payouts are also on the up in Asia. Income investor should look to these two investment trusts to get a slice.
2 Jul 2019
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Emerging markets move away from their reliance on commodities

Developing countries are becoming less reliant on cyclical commodities and moving into more lucrative areas such as technology
21 Jun 2019
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BlackRock Latin American Trust: the tide is turning for Brazil

The BlackRock Latin American Trust, largely invested in Brazil, is grabbing the bull by the horns. Investors should, too.
17 Jun 2019
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Mexico dodges a bullet in Trump's trade war

Donald Trump’s decision to call off threatened duties on imports from Mexico closes the latest episode in his trade war reality show.
13 Jun 2019
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Economy

Has Bolsonaro blown it for Brazil?

Brazil’s Ibovespa stockmarket benchmark has given investors a thrilling ride over the past few months, but reality is now beginning to set in.
7 Jun 2019