Emerging stocks advance as Apple suppliers rally

2016-05-23 12:20

Emerging-market stocks have climbed as a rally in technology companies drove Taiwanese equities to the biggest gain in eight months.

Get in on the consumption boom

2016-05-19 15:38

We consider why it makes sense to invest in consumer-facing companies listed on First World exchanges.

Emerging assets extend weekly declines

2016-05-13 09:41

Emerging-market stocks have been set to decline for a fourth week, their longest losing streak since August.

US rate talk sparks emerging currency losses

2016-05-04 09:23

Emerging-market currencies have fallen for a third day amid a resurgent dollar after Fed Reserve officials indicated a June rate hike is still possible.

Emerging-market currencies get lift from BoJ

2016-04-29 09:17

Emerging-market currencies have risen rose to the strongest level against the dollar in nine months as the Bank of Japan’s decision to hold back stimulus increase.

Emerging market pessimism dying

2016-04-27 19:00

You’ll be hard-pressed to find an investment that’s as profitable and safe as the dollar-denominated bonds of higher-rated companies in developing nations.

Emerging stocks roar back to life

2016-04-18 09:22

The best rally in emerging-market stocks and bonds in seven years is sending bears back into hibernation.

Emerging stocks poised for best week

2016-04-15 10:46

Emerging-market stocks have headed for their biggest weekly gain in six as a raft of economic data suggested China’s economy is stabilising.

Emerging currencies up as oil rally

2016-04-13 08:47

Commodity-linked currencies have risen on the back of a surge in oil prices with upbeat Chinese trade data also boosting sentiment.

Emerging markets pare weekly loss

2016-04-08 13:41

Emerging-market stocks and currencies have advanced, paring their worst weekly loss since mid-February, as Brent crude surged above $40 a barrel.


BRICS GDP: Lessons from China – SA needs to reduce commodity dependence

2016-05-22 17:15

SA, like China, should implement significant policy changes to make its economy (and exchange rate) less dependent on commodity prices, says a statistical economist.

Emerging stocks decline for 4th week on global growth fears

2016-05-16 08:28

Emerging-market stocks have posted their longest streak of weekly declines since August and currencies retreated on concern the pace of global growth remains sluggish.

Emerging stocks in longest losing streak in 2016

2016-05-06 10:45

Emerging-market stocks have fallen for a sixth day, the longest losing streak since December, on concern a US jobs report will add to rate hike prospects.

Rand takes a beating, heading back to R15/$ in May

2016-05-04 07:45

South Africans should prepare themselves for more drastic shifts in the rand as the rating downgrade looms, an analyst has warned after the rand went from R14.23 to R14.72.

Why the pendulum is swinging back for emerging markets

2016-04-29 06:00

The latter half of 2016’s first quarter saw a fierce rally in world equity markets, led higher by commodities. Does this mean that we have escaped the dreadful clutches of a bear market?

Drikus Combrinck: Narrative’s changed. Emerging Markets aren’t in Kansas anymore

2016-04-26 07:26

Drikus Combrinck argues that the recent emerging market recovery was driven by structural forces which are now exhausted or set to reverse.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-04-18 07:00

We take a look at what happened in the markets last week and what to expect this week, including SA’s core inflation data that is being released on Wednesday.

Emerging-market rally sweetened by rebound

2016-04-13 12:54

Emerging-market stocks have risen to the highest level since November as trade data suggested Asia’s largest economy may avoid a hard landing.

Emerging stocks rise a third day with currencies after oil gains

2016-04-11 12:07

Emerging-market currencies and stocks have risen for a third day after speculation oil producers will agree to limit output drove a surge in the commodity on Friday.

Oil and Asia burst post-ConCourt rand bubble

2016-04-05 09:09

A drop in performance in Asia and a fall in the oil price have pushed the rand down to R14.85/$ as markets move on after President Jacob Zuma's ConCourt judgment.

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