How emerging markets will keep investors

2014-12-15 11:59

Emerging markets' popularity with investors is ebbing as a strong dollar lures money away and commodity prices fall.

Brics Bank domicile not important - minister

2014-07-08 19:00

Hosting the Brics bank will not be determined by the financial contribution of individual members, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Brics bank could start lending in 2016

2014-05-30 13:37

The Brics nations will likely agree to fund their $100bn development effort equally, giving them the same rights in a new multilateral bank, a top official says.

Emerging markets developing a taste for chocolate

2014-05-20 13:45

If consumers in emerging markets quickly develop a sweet tooth for chocolate, a severe shortage of cocoa beans could develop.

Emerging markets on the red carpet

2014-02-21 11:25

Emerging markets should get their own houses in order before demanding solidarity from other nations, says German finance minister.

Gold miners may profit from emerging markets

2014-02-10 07:54

European stocks from travel firms to SA-focused gold miners may reap benefits from an emerging market sell-off that has otherwise roiled equities across the globe.

Investors cling to frontiers

2014-02-05 17:30

As emerging markets tumbled this year, the riskiest country groupings on the fringes have been a haven.

The capital flow factor

2014-02-04 13:14

Jac Laubscher looks at Fed tapering and SA's emerging market fragility.

Emerging markets currency rout abates

2014-01-30 20:30

A sharp emerging market sell-off appeared to subside after policymakers pledged to take any measures necessary to stabilise their markets.

Currency turbulence hits company earnings

2013-10-28 09:49

Emerging markets have helped rake in a corporate earnings bonanza in recent years, but a sudden plunge in their currencies in mid-2013 has hit sales and profit.

Vodafone sales lifted by emerging markets

2013-07-19 14:24

Mobile phone giant Vodafone says that first-quarter sales have grown in the first quarter, as strength in emerging markets countered weakness in Europe.

'Golden era ending for emerging markets'

2013-06-21 19:30

The golden credit ratings era for emerging markets is coming to an end and it threatens to lay bare many countries' failure to reform, according to a report.

Emerging world challenges multinationals

2013-01-23 13:52

The battle in emerging markets is hotting up as Western conglomerates face a new generation of global challengers from the developing world, a report says.

SABMiller cheered by emerging markets

2012-04-19 08:36

A 3% rise in beer sales in emerging markets has offset declines in Europe and North America in the first quarter, says SABMiller.

Emerging markets stocks down on growth fears

2012-03-29 13:56

Renewed concerns about US and China growth are dragging down emerging markets assets, with equities falling to their lowest in almost two months.

'World Bank must mirror global shift'

2012-03-26 11:00

Africa's candidate for World Bank president, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says developing countries will go their own way if not given a fair shot at leading global bodies.

Eurozone worries knock emerging markets

2011-07-12 14:58

Stocks in emerging markets hit a two-week low as losses fuelled by concerns that the eurozone debt crisis would spread rippled through global markets.


Concerns about emerging market company debt

2014-12-08 06:00

Cross-border debt issued by emerging market companies may be less stable than it appears due to the increasing role of overseas subsidiaries, a report shows.

Sarb warns of intense challenges

2014-06-25 13:24

The SA Reserve Bank is still facing intense challenges and will be mindful of the impact of its policy decisions on economic growth, it says.

Focus shifts from 'fragile five' economies

2014-05-28 19:00

Elections have calmed investors' worst fears about political risk in the so called fragile five emerging markets this year, but worries have now switched elsewhere.

Emerging markets developing a taste for chocolate

2014-05-19 13:01

If consumers in emerging markets quickly develop a sweet tooth for chocolate, a severe shortage of cocoa beans could develop.

HSBC warns of choppy emerging markets

2014-02-24 12:55

HSBC has reported a 9% increase in annual pretax profit, which missed market expectations, and warned of greater volatility in emerging markets this year.

Emerging market storm boon for eurozone

2014-02-20 20:30

There is a substantial allocation shift by global funds out of emerging assets and into the euro markets they fled two years ago.

SA, fragile five partners fight back

2014-02-07 21:00

Sights are turning as abrupt rate hikes in South Africa, Brazil, India and Turkey and tightening in Indonesia have helped alleviate pressure on currencies.

'EM crisis not caused by US tapering'

2014-02-04 13:37

A rout in emerging market assets is not the result of the US Federal Reserve's decision to scale down its monetary stimulus, says a top Credit Suisse fund manager.

Emerging markets outlook not rosy

2014-02-04 13:05

Emerging markets were facing headwinds, but January's rout surprised even the gloomiest of investors, with big declines in stocks, bonds, and currencies.

Rout in emerging markets just beginning

2014-01-24 16:33

The flight of investors from the once-booming emerging markets they previously favoured with $7 trillion-worth of inflows may have only just begun.

Emerging markets hit after Fed meeting

2013-08-22 11:23

Emerging market currencies and shares have dropped and the dollar rose as a spike in US debt yields drove up borrowing costs globally.

Emerging market borrowers left stranded

2013-07-02 14:07

Developing countries that did not take advantage of low yields by selling international bonds are finding themselves left high and dry as borrowing costs rise.

SA least favoured emerging market - poll

2013-05-15 21:24

South Africa is the least favoured major emerging market for the third consecutive month, according to a survey by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Jobless youth a threat to growth - economist

2013-02-11 17:46

Challenges such as joblessness, labour strife and a disgruntled middle class could stall SA's GDP growth, an economist warns.

Phosa: Emerging markets must take lead

2012-06-25 16:00

Emerging markets must determine their own futures and set up their own institutions, says ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa.

Nestlé to buy Pfizer baby food unit

2012-04-23 10:41

Nestlé is to acquire Pfizer's infant food division, which makes most of its sales in emerging markets, for $11.9bn.

Emerging market stocks hit 2-month low

2012-04-10 13:31

Stocks in emerging markets were down as most bourses caught up with the negative sentiment sparked by Friday's US jobs data.

Rand gets boost from Bernanke comments

2012-03-26 19:22

The rand and SA bonds firmed after a selloff in the dollar triggered by dovish comments by US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke.

Mobius bets on further oil price increases

2012-03-20 10:24

Mark Mobius, head of FranklinTempleton funds which are heavily invested in energy stocks, says oil prices have not kept up with inflation and should go higher.

Emerging markets boost Old Mutual sales

2011-11-03 10:29

Insurer Old Mutual posted third-quarter life sales at the top end of expectations, lifted by growth at its emerging markets business.

Rand, emerging markets under fire

2011-08-09 14:35

Worrying Chinese inflation numbers have intensified an emerging market sell-off, sending the rand to 13-month lows.

Emerging markets hit by slew of bad news

2011-07-11 12:45

Negative news out of the US and China and the continued eurozone crisis dragged down stocks in emerging markets.

Emerging markets hold breath for Fed

2011-04-26 13:39

Investors are keen to see if the US Federal Reserve will continue with its money-printing policy at the end of a policy meeting which started on Tuesday.

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