Property slowdown beckons as next risk for emerging markets

2019-05-08 19:43

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.

Lira falls as Erdogan suffers blow in Turkey's municipal ballot

2019-04-01 07:36

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.

Morgan Stanley keeps faith in some of EM's worst currency losers

2019-03-05 07:49

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.

EM review: Geopolitical risks come to fore as rally loses steam

2019-03-04 09:29

Emerging-market stocks and currencies trimmed their 2019 advance as geopolitical risks resurfaced and concern over U.S.-China trade talks lingered.

Rand gains as Kganyago's hawkish comments overshadow price data

2019-01-23 16:10

Rand traders aren’t quite discounting the chance of a South African rate increase, even after inflation fell to a seven-month low.

Traders suddenly dare to believe in an emerging-market rally

2019-01-14 07:01

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.

Trumpeconomics and emerging markets: rand roller coaster to persist in 2019

2019-01-09 11:11

Rand volatility is expected to continue for a third year in 2019, says Preregrine Treasury Solutions's Bianca Botes.

How to avoid an emerging market crisis in 2019

2019-01-02 05:45

Russia set an important precedent in late 2018 by raising interest rates 25 basis points to 7.75%, its second preemptive hike since September. Turkey, South Africa and others should take note.

Emerging markets seen coming back from dour 2018, led by Brazil

2018-12-25 19:08

Forget the schnapps this season and grab a caipirinha. The new year will usher a rebound in beaten-up emerging markets, with Brazil leading the charge.

Brexit, 'stagflation' and the US-China trade war: Your global economic outlook in 2019

2018-12-21 08:52

The world economy continues to expand but there are signs that growth has peaked, according to global investment manager Schroders.


Emerging markets at mercy of US growth as investors weigh bets

2019-04-22 21:45

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.

Emerging markets may be trade of decade - BlackRock

2019-03-08 05:00

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.

SA's economic growth seen stagnant as confidence wanes

2019-03-04 22:45

South Africa's economic growth will probably remain stunted unless household spending and investment pick up.

Rand's luck may be about to run out as indicator flashes warning

2019-01-31 17:56

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 post longest rally in a year

2019-01-21 06:51

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.

SACCI business confidence dips in December

2019-01-10 11:40

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.

Review: Emerging market stocks get a lift from China easing, Fed flexibility

2019-01-06 17:00

Emerging-market stocks and currencies closed out the first week of 2019 on a high note.

Emerging markets at mercy of trade and Fed after painful 2018

2018-12-31 07:05

Until a trade dispute between the US and China is resolved, a single tweet on the matter will have the power to ignite rallies and sell-offs.

Slowdown in global growth, corporate earnings forecast for 2019

2018-12-21 13:58

A slowdown in global growth and corporate earnings is forecast for 2019, according to the Global Investment Outlook 2019 report by international investment management firm BlackRock. More than 100 investment professionals were canvassed on what to expect in 2019.

Trade angst revival rattles emerging-market optimists

2018-12-08 12:30

Emerging-market stocks retreated as the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and mixed messages from the Trump administration rekindled concern over a US-China trade war.

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