Emerging markets

Jim Rogers: South Korea’s bright spot

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers, co-founder with George Soros of the Quantum Fund, reckons that South Korea could be a bright spot in an otherwise grim-looking financial landscape.

Chinese firms rule emerging-market funds

In 2008 Chinese companies comprised 9% of the key benchmark for emerging-market funds. Today, it’s 27%.

Emerging markets are booming again - here's how to play it

Emerging markets are booming again. David C Stevenson explains how to get a slice of the action using exchange-traded funds.

All hands on tech! China’s giants set sail for the wider world

Firms such as Alibaba and Tencent already dominate ecommerce in China – now they’re expanding their reach. Investors should back them – at least for now, says Rupert Foster.

The dash for global growth

Since early 2016 the MSCI Emerging Markets index has jumped by 83%, and is now close to its 2007 all-time high. Last week, global investors poured $7.9bn into emerging-market equity funds.

Vietnam surges towards new highs

Asia’s best-performing stockmarket last year was Vietnam, where consumer and manufacturing firms were the key drivers of a 48% increase in the Ho Chi Minh Stock index.

Brazilian stocks take off – but politics could lay them low again

Brazil’s Bovespa stockmarket index has just reached a new record peak, but investors should keep a close eye on the political backdrop.

Turkey’s boom will turn to bust

Turkish stocks have just reached a new record.But with high debt, a weak lira and an authoritarian government, Turkey’s boom could quickly turn to bust.

Africa is back on track for prosperity

Investors’ enthusiasm for Africa dwindled as commodity prices fell. But there has always been more to the Africa story than raw materials.

Three stocks to buy into Vietnam’s growth

Vietnam is attracting increasing attention from around the world, and it is easy to see why, says professional investor Andy Ho. Here, he pick three stocks to buy into its rapid growth.

Why Putin’s legacy is the world’s cheapest stockmarket

There are good reasons for foreign investors to be nervous about Russia. But there are also reasons for cautious optimism about its future, says Frédéric Guirinec.

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