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As indices and asset prices continue to jostle, at least one veteran emerging market investor is starting to see buying opportunities emerge.
17 Mar 2020
Market sentiment is likely to open this week on an upswing after the Fed’s emergency rate cut and expanded QE were announced Sunday afternoon local time. Yet as we have seen time and again this past couple of weeks, added stimulus has had little lasting impact on markets as the virus numbers continue to worsen. Europe is now reporting more daily cases than China did at its peak. We remain…
16 Mar 2020
While analysts have been hesitant to adjust their long-term expectations on oil prices amidst some of the near-term volatility seen in recent weeks, fund managers at M&G are already warning that a scenario involving average oil prices below USD40 per barrel in 2020 would see the prospects for emerging market oil producers change dramatically.
16 Mar 2020
UAE-based NMC Health’s investigation into substantial amounts of undisclosed debt is making investors wary of another Abraaj-style lapse in corporate governance.
12 Mar 2020
February marked another difficult month for Kenya’s economy, with fresh PMI data from IHS Markit and Stanbic Bank indicating a second consecutive month of falling business activity.
9 Mar 2020
The year ahead looks to be a busy one for Saudi Arabia. A strong project pipeline will provide opportunities for many inside and outside the country, but the sheer scale and complexity of these will test the market, according to bankers, corporates and investors who spoke with Bonds & Loans on a recent research trip to the region.
6 Mar 2020
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
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
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
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