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...
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....
Aurelija Augulyte, emerging markets analyst at Nordea Markets, takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing Hungary as possibly the next big crisis point in Europe.
Franklin Templeton Investments' Michael Hasenstab has defended his Hungarian debt position amid reports the group owns 10% of the country's local bond market.
Hungarian bond yields soared above 10% yesterday after the government cancelled a bond swap auction, increasing fears the country will be the first in the EU to default on its debt.
Around 10% of Hungary's local bond market is owned by Franklin Templeton Investments, according to reports.
Hungary, the country seeking aid from the International Monetary Fund, has been cut to junk status with a negative outlook, despite having net debt to GDP ratios well below Italy and Greece.
Hungary has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) for financial aid as its debt pile grows and its currency weakens.
Marcus Svedberg, chief economist for Swedish asset manager East Capital, says there is a pricing anomoly between the premiums on bonds and the discounts on equities in the CEE region.
Emerging markets were caught up in the global equity rout over the third quarter. But was this a justified correction or has indiscriminate selling created compelling valuation opportunities?
The Warsaw Stock Exchange, National Depository for Securities and Polish Ministry of Treasury have launched a roadshow across CEE and Israel promoting Warsaw as a financial centre, particularly for initial public offerings.
Luxembourg gained the highest sales of Ucits funds within the EU during the first quarter of 2011, knocking Ireland off the top spot, but for many of the top selling countries sales decreased slightly on the previous quarter, data from the European Fund...
ING has made two promotions and two hires within its economics and research teams in London, Warsaw and Moscow, to focus on emerging markets in Europe.