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.

The best investment ideas for 2018: bet on platinum and Phnom Penh

MoneyWeek’s regular contributors each pick one of their favourite investment ideas from around the world for 2018 and beyond.

Vietnam: a land of opportunity for investors

Vietnam is gradually shaking off the burdens of its troubled history. Invest in its bright capitalist future, says Max King.

Don’t tuck into the emerging-market leftovers

While emerging markets have performed well over all, two have been left behind, says Andrew Van Sickle.

A faint hope for Zimbabwe

Decades of Robert Mugabe’s ruinous policies have driven his country to economic disaster. But will his successor and former ally be any improvement? Simon Wilson reports.

A new dawn for emerging equities

Emerging-market equities spent much of this decade treading water, but since early 2016 they have been making up for lost time.

Chart of the week: South Africa is going backwards

Between 1994 and 2009, South Africa shrugged off the legacy of apartheid and became steadily richer. But during president Jacob Zuma’s eight-year tenure, the country has gone backwards.

How Venezuela is keeping Latin America on track for growth

Caracas is providing a bad example of how to run a country. Even the region’s populists are paying heed. Latin America remains open for business, says James McKeigue.

The best bets in Asia – and a stalled growth machine to avoid

There have been six major bull markets in emerging markets and Asia, with an average gain of 230%. This time we are just 60% up from the lows.

India on a promising new footing

In the past decade, the Indian economy has expanded by 6%-7% a year. But there is still clearly vast scope for it to up its game.

Brazilian stocks hit a speed bump

Brazilian stocks have doubled in two years, but that momentum is now slowing.

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