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.

Investment bargains in emerging markets

There are several headwinds facing emerging-market stocks. But there are pockets of relative safety. And compared with developed markets, emerging markets are not expensive.

Brave investors should venture out to frontier markets

Look beyond emerging markets: a category of small, exotic countries known as frontier markets are illiquid and highly risky – but could be very rewarding, says David Stevenson.

Jim Rogers: South Korea's bright spot

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 Baltic states: throwing off a history of conflict and communism

The Baltic states’ economies are too small to attract the attention of many investors – but it’s worth keeping an eye on dynamic entrepreneurial markets like these, says Frédéric Guirinec.

Rattled investors flee Turkey

Investors’ flight form Turkey, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan won last Sunday’s election, is making a nasty recession all the more likely.

Is China’s bear market a major threat to your portfolio?

Most global stockmarkets are looking a little wobbly at the moment. But Chinese stocks are in a full-blown bear market. John Stepek explains what that means for you.

Emerging markets face turbulence

The latest fuss over protectionism coming from the White House is especially worrying for emerging markets.

Investors turn on Brazil

Emerging-markets investors have turned their guns on Brazil, sending the real to a two-year low and wiping 15% off the stockmarket in three weeks.

Argentina is thrown a $50bn lifeline

Argentina has agreed s $50bn credit deal with the IMF, which should stabilise the currency and encourage foreign investment.

Chart of the week: emerging markets go from Brics to clicks

Investors tend to associate emerging markets with commodity producers. But technology is now the single biggest sector of the MSCI Emerging Markets index.

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