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As Fear Takes Over, Markets Should Take Refuge in Buying Opportunities that Epidemics Create – William Blair

The last week of February saw markets end at levels not seen since May 2019 and some of the largest asset sell-offs in nearly 10 years. But while it’s always difficult to predict market behaviour, participants should gain some comfort from the fact that market reactions to previous epidemics have been relatively short-lived and generally create more buying opportunities, say emerging market debt…

6 Mar 2020

India to Counter Impact of Coronavirus Through Renewed Credit Growth – IDFC Mutual Fund

The Fed’s decision to cut rates on Tuesday by a further 50bps in response to the coronavirus marked the latest in a series of strong policy responses from monetary authorities and governments worldwide. According to Suyash Choudhary, Head of Fixed Income at IDFC Mutual Fund, India looks likely to follow the US in utilising additional fiscal and monetary measures.

5 Mar 2020

How Will EM Investing Evolve Over the Next Decade?

The past decade has seen a swathe of changes in emerging market investing. As data and technology becomes increasingly accessible, ESG grows in importance, and political developments shake up a number of markets and the balance of power worldwide, how will investing in EM change over the next decade?

4 Mar 2020

BBH: EM Preview for the Week Ahead

The corona virus news stream remains negative and that is likely to keep pressure on EM and other risk assets. Even the prospects of potential Fed easing are not enough to offset the growing headwinds to the global economy, as China reported much weaker than expected February PMI readings over the weekend.

2 Mar 2020

Fixed-Income Investors Look to Dump HY, Pile into Private Credit as Clouds Gather over Economy – Blackrock

More late cycle-related rebalancing is likely to take place in 2020 amid declining global rates and a whole host of destabilizing factors, including geopolitical uncertainty and economic “black swans”.

28 Feb 2020

Oil, Non-Oil Growth Continue to Head in Opposite Directions in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi economy experienced a temporary growth slowdown through much of 2019 while non-oil growth saw one of the strongest performances in a year, a trend analysts believe may continue through much of 2020.

28 Feb 2020

Investors Should Look to Corporates as the ‘Core’ of Emerging Market Debt – Pinebridge

While the early years of emerging market investing for global asset managers was largely dominated by sovereign placements, which have since formed the core of the asset class, the index and liquidity environment we find ourselves in today should prompt a rethink, argue Pinebridge emerging market debt asset managers.

26 Feb 2020

BBH: EM Preview for the Week Ahead

The still-growing impact of the coronavirus should keep EM and risk sentiment under pressure this week. The weekend G20 meeting in Saudi Arabia acknowledged the risks to the global economy and said participants agreed on a “menu of policy options.” However, the G20 offered little specific in terms of a coordinated policy response.

24 Feb 2020

Kenya Announces Plans to Streamline Building Approval Processes

Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Housing & Urban Development, Charles Hinga, announced plans this week to harmonise building fees and approval processes for buildings throughout the country. The move is intended to cut costs for developers, spur the growth of affordable housing, and stimulate investor participation in the sector.

20 Feb 2020

Ashmore: Quantifying EM Sovereign Fair Value

It is tough to beat the long-term risk-adjusted returns of Emerging Markets (EM) sovereign debt. The asset class has consistently delivered steady performance even during poor macroeconomic environments for EM economies. On a forward-looking basis, a simple quantitative analysis demonstrates investors receive six to ten times more spread over US Treasury than the actual default risk embedded in…

19 Feb 2020

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