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.

Brazil’s elections unnerve investors

Brazil will choose a new president in October, says Marina Gerner. The last thing it needs is for a populist to fill the role, but that might be what it gets.

Only the brave should venture into Turkey

The embattled lira has recovered a little, but Turkey is still a risky bet, says Marina Gerner. Only brave investors should take a look.

A good time to expand into Turkey

As emerging economies wobble there are bargains to be had for businesses buying abroad, says Matthew Lynn.

Is the Turkish crisis a buying opportunity?

On the face of it, now might look like a great time to snap up a bargain in Turkey. But is it worth the risk, and could better deals lie elsewhere? John Stepek investigates.

Turkey’s coming default will shake the world

The emerging market may not seem like a significant player in the global economy, but if it reneges on its debt, that could have huge repercussions. John Stepek reports.

Things are getting ugly in Turkey – what does that mean for global markets?

Turkey’s currency is crashing, its debt is spiralling out of control, and foreign investors are deserting the country. If things get worse, says John Stepek, it could spark wider trouble.

Increasingly dire straits for Turkey

Turkey’s problems are going from bad to worse. Inflation is running at almost 16%, a 15-year high; faith in the government has deteriorated; and the currency has fallen by about 28% against the US dollar.

Why investors shouldn’t panic about Asian markets

Matthew Partridge talks to Dr Robert Horrocks to shed some light on the Asian markets’ slowdown, and how investors can take advantage.

Investors worry about the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte

It has been two years since Rodrigo Duterte took office in the Philippines. The economy is growing at over 6% a year, and incomes are rising. But could there be turbulence ahead?

The slump in emerging markets is a great buying opportunity

Fears of another 1990s-style crisis are overblown: developing countries are now more resilient to external threats and less dependent on rich countries’ business cycles, says Rupert Foster. They also look cheap.

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