Category Archives: Emerging Markets

Who’s Exposed to China?

Good piece over at the FT’s beyondbrics blog on which emerging markets are exposed to China.   The table below looks at non-farm commodity exports (NFC) and share of exports to China as a percent of GDP.  The higher the score … Continue reading

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There’s value in emerging markets – FT

In the second of a two-part series, London Business School’s Elroy Dimson tells John Authers that value investing works better in emerging markets than in the developed world — but the premiums for small companies and for momentum are much … Continue reading

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Argentina’s informal currency market – Economist

Florida street in Buenos Aires has become a popular destination for Argentine savers wanting to buy American dollars which, unlike their own currency, hold their value -  Economist  (click here if video is not observable)

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Three Fave Country ETFs

Our favorite country ETFs to start out the new year are Spain (EWP),  Mexico (EWW), and Korea (EWY). Spain has bolted out of the gates as the sovereign 10-year yield has fallen sharply, down 35 basis in just the first … Continue reading

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Argentina’s populism – FT

As President Cristina Fernández’s rule appears to be coming to an end, investors are hopeful this will spur economic reform. FT comment editor Fred Studemann asks LSE’s Alejandra Irigoín and FT deputy emerging markets editor Jonathan Wheatley if change is … Continue reading

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China’s rebound looks unsustainable – FT

The FT delivers up some chum for the Panda bears.   Self included. China’s growth rate rose back to 7.8 per cent in the third quarter, but according to Liu Li-Gang, ANZ’s chief China economist, that growth still relies on investment … Continue reading

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The Nifty Fifty: World’s Fastest/Slowest Growth Economies

The International Monetary Fund just released their latest estimates and projections for the world’s economies.  We’ve updated and upgraded the Nifty Fifty.  Note, again: 1) the growth is in the small cap (frontier) economies;  and 2)  the continued weakness in … Continue reading

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The Battle for Bulgaria – Economist

Sofia’s streets have echoed with the sound of protest for the past hundred days. The demonstrators demand an end to corruption and the government’s immediate resignation. – The Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Georgian Energy Policy and Political Divisions

Stratfor Eurasia Analyst Eugene Chausovsky discusses the possibility that Georgia could resume imports of Russian natural gas, one example of the many emerging rifts in Tbilisi. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Mexico’s Drug War and Booming Economy

Stratfor Founder and Chairman George Friedman looks at significant changes in Mexico’s policy toward the drug cartels and the economy following U.S. President Barack Obama’s two-day visit to the country. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is … Continue reading

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