Emerging-market stocks have lagged in recent years, but their long-term performance remains appealing.
The current situation in emerging markets is looks similar to how it did just before the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s, says Paul Krugman.
The election victory of Mahathir Mohamad was a triumph for Malaysian democracy, but stocks slipped back on the news.
Turkey’s currency is collapsing. Money is flooding out of the country. Investors have lost all confidence. It’s a prime example of just how important good governance is, says John Stepek.
Investors are worried that Argentina and Turkey could be the first two dominoes to fall in a wider emerging-markets crisis.
Turkish stocks have lost 20% this year and the Turkish lira has slipped by more than 10% against the US dollar.
Vietnamese stocks have produced the best gains in Asia so far this year, with investors enticed by Vietnam’s ‘mini-China’ story”.
Russia may be cheap – but that certainly doesn’t make it good value. If its stand-off with the West goes on, Russia could become a total pariah state in investment terms.
With inflation remaining stubbornly low, there is something of Japan a quarter of a century ago about Thailand.
Corruption, inequality and a reliance on natural resources have prevented sub-Saharan Africa from achieving its potential – but the region is gradually moving in the right direction. Matthew Partridge reports.
Terry Smith’s trust should come into its own during bear markets, says Max King.