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The rand weakened by as much as 2% on Friday morning in the wake of the assassination of Qasem Soleimani by the US military.
Emerging markets will again be looking to central banks to provide the next leg-up in a rally that’s making it the best September so far for stocks and currencies since 2013.
Alwyn Van der Merwe, director of investments at Sanlam Private Wealth weighs in on what's knocking down the rand and if there could be relief in the future.
We are falling out of the pack of emerging markets faster than Caster Semenya out of the starting blocks, says Ferial Haffajee.
As growth worries and trade war jitters threaten to spoil any rebound for emerging markets in 2019, property markets are shaping up as a critical element to monitor for further signs of gloom.
The Turkish lira fell after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party looked set to lose control of key cities in a vote on Sunday.
South Africa’s rand, Turkey’s lira and Brazil’s real may be among the worst-performing emerging-market currencies in the past month, but Morgan Stanley isn’t giving up hope.
Emerging-market stocks and currencies trimmed their 2019 advance as geopolitical risks resurfaced and concern over U.S.-China trade talks lingered.
Rand traders aren’t quite discounting the chance of a South African rate increase, even after inflation fell to a seven-month low.
It’s a measure of how the climate has changed so quickly for emerging markets that this week’s interest-rate decision in Turkey, an event that would have had traders on tenterhooks six months ago, is being anticipated with a virtual shrug.
The expected Moody’s downgrade of SA is unlikely to be disastrous, as markets have already priced in the event and local bonds will remain attractive to investors. Longer term, the outlook is still very worrying.
By almost any measure, August was a month to forget for emerging-market investors.
Investors will be hanging on Jerome Powell's every word this week for clues as to whether the current nervousness gripping emerging markets is justified.
The trade war is taking a turn for the worse just as investors digest one of the roughest weeks for emerging markets this year.
Emerging-market investors will be looking for more evidence that the US economic turnaround is gaining traction if the lackluster end to last week hasn't already burst their balloon.
Amer Bisat, a managing director at the world’s largest money manager, says there’s more value in the developing nations over the long haul as investors flock to higher-yielding assets.
South Africa's economic growth will probably remain stunted unless household spending and investment pick up.
The rand has been the biggest beneficiary of Fed chair Jerome Powell’s gift to emerging markets, but one indicator suggests its surge is overdone.
Emerging-market equities rose for a fourth week last week as signs of easing trade tensions supported the appetite for riskier assets. Currencies dropped amid a stronger dollar.
The business chamber says the Business Confidence Index's upward momentum from early 2018 slowed and started to stagnate towards the end of the year.
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