Emerging markets

China will get old before it gets rich

China’s workforce and general population are ageing rapidly, and the grievously underfunded welfare and pensions system won’t cope. That’s a recipe for structural decline and turmoil, says Jonathan Compton.

China: Asia’s next success story

Ignore the gloomsters, says Rupert Foster. Growth will slow for now, but the economy is undergoing a healthy transition to consumer-driven growth. The process will prove stronger than demographic headwinds.

Is China’s massive bear market a buying opportunity?

Since their 2018 high, Chinese stocks have lost a third of their value. John Stepek looks at what’s behind the fall, and asks if it’s time to buy.

China stages “small” recovery

The CSI 300 index has tumbled 21% this year and in October alone it fell by 8%. But it has since staged a small recovery.

Modi’s magic will power India for years to come

India looks ready to fulfil its long-term potential, says Rupert Foster. And Cris Sholto Heaton examines short-term risks in the financial sector and highlights the best investment trusts.

Philippines ready to rise again

Investors enjoyed a 25% increase in the Philippines’ benchmark index in 2017. This year, however, has been a disappointment.

Slowdown to slump fears for China

The deceleration in China’s economy has fuelled fears that the boom of the previous decade is turning to bust. Marina Gerner reports.

Brazil’s lurid political melodrama

Brazil is embroiled in a presidential election full of political melodrama.

Rodrigo Duterte’s inflation problem

Inflation in the Philippines has doubled over the past year to hit 6.4%. People are losing confidence in strongman president Rodrigo Duterte’s ability to tackle the problem.

China: the year of the bear

With equity prices sliding by more than 20% this year, China has entered a bear market.

India's economy will regain its footing

The emerging-market sell-off has engulfed India, but the big picture remains encouraging, and India should ride out this squall.

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