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.

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.

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.

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