Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant, has finally made it to market. But the regime struggled mightily to get it there.
The extraordinary expansion of Asia’s middle class is turbocharging demand for products that provide a sense of security. Charles Plowden, manager of Monks Investment Trust, tells Colin Donald why the region’s life insurance giants are well-placed to reap the rewards.
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.
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 $10bn of global investors’ cash into the country.
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 investors remain upbeat.
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 contrarian investors, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
The Genesis Emerging Markets Trust believes in thorough fieldwork when seeking out promising investments.
Brazil has finally completed a long-awaited overhaul of its pension system.
Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil colossus, is set to float on its home market. Are the shares appealing?
Ollie Beckett, manager of the TR European Growth Trust, tackles investor questions around Europe’s economic outlook and the consequences of further quantitative easing on the continent’s equity market.
Emerging markets are being squeezed by local turmoil and by more general factors. But bad news can spell opportunity for investors.