The mess in emerging markets is spreading beyond Turkey and Argentina. John Stepek looks into how things have got so bad, and what’s likely to happen next.
China's stockmarket crash
China’s stockmarkets have been under severe pressure recently. But Lars Henriksson thinks he’s found an interesting way to play them.
In the past few days, authorities have redoubled their efforts to prop up China’s stockmarket.
China’s stockmarket is down by 30% from its highs. But that’s “normal and good”, says Rupert Foster. And in the long term, there’s plenty of value in quality Chinese stocks.
China’s central bank has sent a clear signal that it is prepared to stand behind stock buyers.
After seeing spectacular gains in the last year or so, Chinese stocks are now officially in a bear market. They may fall further yet, says John Stepek, but the bull market is by no means over.
It won’t be long before the cinema market in China is worth more than in the USA, says Lars Henriksson. Here, he looks at the companies set to profit from the growth of Asia’s appetite for Hollywood blockbusters.
As a sop to the next Alibaba, Hong Kong toys with the long-standing principle of equal votes for shares.
The recent rally in Chinese stocks has raised fears of a bubble – but this is a bull market that’s only just beginning, says Rupert Foster.
MSCI has declined to include Chinese A-shares in its flagship emerging-market index. But when it does – and it will – investors stand to win big, says Lars Henriksson.
MSCI, the company behind the benchmark indices for emerging markets, won’t be adding China’s A-shares to its global indices. But it’s only a matter of time before it does.