Emerging markets

Investors have high hopes for Brazil

Brazil's Ibovespa index was one of the world’s top-performing stockmarkets at the start of the year, while the Brazilian currency, the real, has climbed against the US dollar. So what’s [...]

A pivotal year for Indonesia

The Jakarta stock index has soared and Indonesia’s economy could now accelerate. But will corruption and religious tension spoil the story? We’ll soon know, says Jonathan Compton.

Emerging markets are the ‘buy of the decade’

Emerging markets account for most of the world’s ten worst-performing equity indices in 2018, but that doesn’t mean emerging markets in general are in crisis.

JPM Emerging Markets trust: A world full of opportunities

The manager of JPM Emerging Markets trust is optimistic about the future, says Max King.

Temporary trade-war truce might be too late for China

The hiatus in the US China trade war is not enough to iron out deep-seated differences between the two countries over intellectual property, cybertheft and state support for Chinese companies.

A troubled year for markets

This year has seen the start of a period of enormous change in the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb – not all of it in a bad way.

It's not been all bad news for emerging markets

Emerging markets have had a tough year. Still, as investment guru Jeffrey Gundlach notes, they’ve still outperformed global indices.

Brazil’s economic hopes on Bolsonaro’s shoulders

Global investors seem thrilled at the prospect of Jair Bolsonaro taking over the Brazilian presidency. But the optimism looks wildly overdone.

Jim Rogers: what to buy now

Commodities will shine again, says professional investor Jim Rogers – but there are still some equity markets worth putting your money into.

Hungary: nasty leader, nice stocks

Hungary’s authoritarian leader Victor Orban is widely reviled. But the country’s economy and equities look inviting.

Value in emerging-market stocks

Emerging-market stocks have lagged in recent years, but their long-term performance remains appealing.

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