Standard Life Investments believes that differences in financial vulnerabilities can help investors choose which emerging market to invest in for 2016. Emerging markets have experienced several years of relative underperformance. In 2016, they will face considerable external headwinds such as China’s slowdown and rebalancing, weak commodity prices, higher short-term US interest rates, and possibly further US dollar appreciation. […]
We currently tend to prefer emerging markets credit and that position is based on several factors. Firstly, if we look at valuations, they are attractive, particularly relative to developed markets. Compared with their own history emerging market spreads are towards the high end of the 5 yr range. Technical factors are supporting emerging markets credit […]
Michael Hasenstab, CIO, Global Bonds at Franklin Templeton’s Fixed Income Group explains why Hungaria is an attractive case for unconstrained, contrarian investments in fixed income.
The global financial crisis has put a brake on the integration of central and eastern European economies into the European Union, but growth drivers remain intact and innovation is needed to re-start the process, according to a report from Eerste Group.
Sea-sick sailors know that the best place to be in turbulent waters is high up in the middle of the vessel, with fresh air and a view to the horizon. Unfortunately, for stock markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), that was exactly where they were not, in 2012.
Dr Mark Mobius von Franklin Templeton diskutiert die Prognosen fuer die europäischen Schwellenmärkte.
Raiffeisen Capital Management’s latest monthly emerging markets report suggests that China is in a position of relative stability compared to most other peers, which are reporting slowing economic growth.
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Greece has fallen out of a list of the top ten riskiest sovereign credits after restructuring its debt, but a number of other sovereigns are still at risk, new research has revealed.
The Danish and Latvian debt offices say they could start posting collateral to their derivatives counterparties – a practice many sovereign entities refuse to consider, or even to discuss publicly.
Bankers rallied to their cause at a conference in Vienna, suggesting they will not be put off by new regulations put forward in Austria to limit risk.
Anthony Gillham, portfolio manager at Skandia Investment Group says Hungary is the latest member of the EU to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, and that this could have a negative impact for investors holding passive emerging market debt funds.