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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
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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
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Chinese stocks are set for a bumpy ride
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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
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Can Hong Kong survive as a financial hub?
Emerging markets

Can Hong Kong survive as a financial hub?

As Beijing tightens the screws on Hong Kong, many fear the death of the territory's autonomy – and of its status as a global financial hub.
28 May 2020
A new lease of life for the Brics
Emerging markets

A new lease of life for the Brics

Emerging markets are having a surprisingly good crisis. Their long-predicted rise will now continue.
24 May 2020

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Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil
Emerging markets

Saudi Arabia slips on cheap oil

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had big plans to diversify its economy so that it was no longer so reliant on oil revenue. The current crisis arrived befo…
23 May 2020
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The new Cold War: China’s crackdown on Hong Kong
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The new Cold War: China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

The planned imposition of strict new laws in Hong Kong is another step in the Cold War between China and the US, says John Stepek. And things are only…
22 May 2020
India’s vanishing economy
Emerging markets

India’s vanishing economy

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi having imposed one of the world’s toughest lockdowns, India's latest economic data is shocking.
16 May 2020
Coronavirus has created a toxic backdrop for Russian stocks
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Coronavirus has created a toxic backdrop for Russian stocks

Russia's stockmarket is down by about 13% since the start of 2020, with the country having the world’s third-highest number of confirmed cases opf Cov…
15 May 2020
Government bust-up drives Brazil off the rails
Emerging markets

Government bust-up drives Brazil off the rails

Brazil's government has descended into infighting, distracting attention from the Covid-19 pandemic and an economic crisis.
9 May 2020
Latin America’s best markets are in the bargain bin
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Latin America’s best markets are in the bargain bin

The Andean Three – Chile, Peru and Colombia – should have little trouble shrugging off the pandemic, says James McKeigue. And their long-term prospect…
8 May 2020
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Emerging market stocks: buy the "Asian Century"
Emerging markets

Emerging market stocks: buy the "Asian Century"

The Covid-19 pandemic aside, the long-term case for emerging Asian stocks remains sound, thanks to demographics and reform-minded governments.
1 May 2020
Is the bear market already over? History says not
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Is the bear market already over? History says not

Stocks may have further to fall. But brave investors can start nibbling now, says emerging-markets guru Dr. Mark Mobius.
24 Apr 2020
A buy signal for emerging Asia
Emerging markets

A buy signal for emerging Asia

One indicator has a good record of spotting the bottom in Asia – and it’s saying the region looks cheap
20 Apr 2020
Saudi Arabia heads for a "lost year"
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Saudi Arabia heads for a "lost year"

The Covid-19 pandemic has frozen Saudi Arabia's economy and left it with lakes of unwanted oil.
16 Apr 2020
Asia: a beacon of emerging-market stability?
Emerging markets

Asia: a beacon of emerging-market stability?

Emerging Asian markets could ride out the turbulence better than peers in Latin America and elsewhere.
11 Apr 2020
Stocks plunge as Latin America heads for lost decade
Emerging markets

Stocks plunge as Latin America heads for lost decade

The coronavirus pandemic could leave Latin America's per capita GDP in 2025 at the same level as it was in 2015.
9 Apr 2020
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India’s lockdown: high stakes for Narendra Modi
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India’s lockdown: high stakes for Narendra Modi

By putting 1.3 billion people on lockdown, India's PM, Narendra Modi, could either cement his reputation as a powerful, reforming leader, or trigger w…
3 Apr 2020
Thailand's already fragile economy threatened by coronavirus
Emerging markets

Thailand's already fragile economy threatened by coronavirus

Thailand was already suffering from effects of the US-China trade war and its worst drought in decades; now the coronavirus threatens to damage its to…
23 Feb 2020
Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on
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Four Asia-focused investment trusts to keep an eye on

Funds that specialise in Asian companies have yet to price in the full short-term effects of the coronavirus
18 Feb 2020