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EM External Debt Benefiting from ‘Delightful Diversification’ - Ashmore

Despite a number of high-profile periods of volatility in 2019, it was a strong year for emerging market external debt, argues Jan Dehn, Head of Research at Ashmore Asset Management. Boasting returns of 15%, the asset class is reaping the rewards of growing credit quality and increased diversification.

10 Jan 2020

Stellar Emerging Market Debt Returns “Unlikely to be Replicated in 2020” – M&G

The stellar returns produced by emerging market debt in 2019 are unlikely to be replicated in 2020, according to Claudia Calich, Head of Emerging Market Debt at M&G Investments.

9 Jan 2020

China’s Economy to Grow Above 6% in 2020 – Standard Chartered

China’s economy is forecast to grow at a rate of 6.1% in 2020, according to Standard Chartered – 0.2% higher than the average market prediction of 5.9%.

9 Jan 2020

GCC Sovereigns Could Face Challenging 2020 As They Shift Further into Uncharted Geopolitical Territory

Following a year marked by numerous tanker incidents in the Straits of Hormuz and a brazen attack on Saudi Aramco’s oil infrastructure, a recent escalation in geopolitical tensions between the US, Iran and Iraq could start to reverse the strong technicals-driven performance increase seen amongst GCC sovereign credit in 2019, according to analysts at Standard Chartered.

8 Jan 2020

Severity of 2019 Slowdown in India 'Exceeded All Expectations"– IDFC Mutual Fund

Following a year of falling growth for India, Suyash Choudhary, Head of Fixed Income at IDFC Mutual Fund, reflects on some of the economy’s challenges.

7 Jan 2020

Turkish Bank Interest Cash Flow Shows Asset Quality Under Pressure - Fitch Ratings

The Turkish banking sector continues to face pressure on asset quality, with interest receipts in 4Q2019 falling around 10% below the interest accrued, according to a recent note from Fitch Ratings.

7 Jan 2020

Oil Touches USD70 Per Barrel as Geopolitical Tensions Flare but Beyond Spot Prices, Market Reaction Remains Subdued

Brent crude prices reached within touching distance of USD70 per barrel following the US assassination of a high-ranking Iranian general in Bagdad last week, but looking beyond spot prices, the reaction of oil markets has been relatively subdued, according to Emirates NBD’s Edward Bell.

6 Jan 2020

Brown Brothers Harriman: Emerging Markets Preview for the Week Ahead

Leading investment advisors Brown Brothers Harriman give their take on the big drivers and key economic events to look out for in emerging markets this week

6 Jan 2020

Ukraine on the Mend as Domestic Capital Market Opens Up to International Investors

A preliminary agreement with the IMF on a vital USD5.5bn loan is an auspicious signal that a long-awaited economic recovery in Ukraine may be in the offing. But with the PrivatBank case and a number of other international litigation battles still simmering, bad headlines streaming from the US impeachment proceedings and little progress in establishing peace on the Eastern border, Ukraine still…

6 Jan 2020

Webinar: What are the top themes likely to dominate emerging market investing in 2020?

Mark Mobius, Director of Mobius Capital Partners gives his outlook for 2020

2 Jan 2020

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