Emerging markets

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.

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.

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