Emerging markets feel the heat as ‘Fortress US’ gains traction

2019-06-18 10:50

US President Donald Trump’s attempts to boost his country’s economy have been seemingly ad hoc. And this is creating a world with new realities.

Mixed feelings on smartphones, social media in emerging economies

2019-03-10 19:45

A survey in 11 emerging economies showed people in those countries are happy to be connected with smartphones and social media, even if they worry about the impact of digital lifestyles on society and on children.

Specter of oil rebound haunts Emerging Markets again as dollar rides high

2018-11-13 08:49

Emerging markets are already contending with US-China trade tensions, policy tightening in developed countries and a resurgent dollar.

Emerging-market bulls start to overtake the bears, survey shows

2018-10-15 06:32

After two quarters of declines, developing-nation assets will find a floor and remain stable in the final three months of the year, a Bloomberg survey shows.

Rand at best level in a month ahead of rates decision

2018-09-20 10:21

The rand firmed almost 1.5% on Thursday morning ahead of the SA Reserve Bank's interest rate decision.

Erdogan says his patience on central bank policy has limits

2018-09-14 14:58

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resumed his criticism of the nation’s central bank a day after it announced the biggest rate hike of his rule.

A fund for the cautious investor

2018-08-21 11:54

The Satrix Low Equity Balanced Index Fund aims to provide a reasonable level of income while seeking to preserve capital.

Rand decline 'more complicated than domestic issues'

2018-08-12 18:29

Peregrine Treasury Solutions says emerging markets largely suffered severe blows due to the sale of riskier assets by global investors.

Emerging-market carry trade makes comeback

2018-07-10 13:50

Having been pummeled in the second quarter as the dollar strengthened and capital flooded out of developing nations, currency-arbitrage returns are turning positive again.


JSE firmer as global stocks trade cautiously ahead of UK parliament vote

2019-03-12 18:08

The British parliament is expected to vote in what has been termed the “meaningful vote” in which Prime Minister, Theresa May hopes to get lawmakers to back her latest Brexit deal which now has further legal assurances from the European Union.

$11trn emerging-market lure that heralds 2019 revival

2018-12-04 15:20

In four out of every five emerging economies, company finances have fallen short of estimates that were made 12 months ago, according to a study of 25 benchmarks.

Emerging Markets give up gains after midterms, Fed rates decision

2018-11-12 08:48

Emerging-market stocks and currencies retreated after the Federal Reserve indicated it will keep raising rates, sending the US dollar higher and damping a post-midterm rally.

Emerging markets face trade reality check after dollar breather

2018-09-24 20:00

Mounting US-China trade tensions and a shadow-banking imbroglio in India keeping investors on edge

What happened this week in the world economy and what it means

2018-09-14 15:30

To mark a decade after the Lehman Brothers collapse, the global economy instead received a very mixed scorecard this week, with developed markets getting good news, emerging markets finding building stresses, and everyone bracing for the next fragile steps on trade.

Rand leads sell-off with no relief in sight for emerging markets

2018-09-05 11:02

The rout in emerging markets showed no sign of letting up, with most currencies weakening and an index of stocks heading toward a bear market.

Local bourse closes firmer after a mixed trading session

2018-08-29 19:43

The rand struggled against the US dollar as it weakened to a session low of R14.49/$ despite the US dollar trading mostly flat even as USA second quarter GDP numbers beat estimates.

Reserve Bank will watch Turkey closely in case SA catches its economic flu

2018-08-20 20:47

CEO of the Geneva Management Group, Dave Elzas told Fin24 that international investors get cold feet due to global markets often reacting by asset class or bracket.

Emerging markets brace for a trade-war blow-out

2018-07-16 07:33

It may be starting to sound like a broken record for emerging markets, with the twists and turns of US-China trade tensions likely to dominate investor concerns this week.

Lira plunges as Erdogan names son-in-law as treasury and finance minister

2018-07-09 23:10

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has named his son-in-law as economy czar and removed the last member of an investor-friendly financial team, sending the lira plunging.

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