Category Archives: Emerging Markets

Why pension funds invest in EM debt – FT

  Published on Feb 15, 2017 Mark Fawcett, chief investment officer of the UK’s National Employment Savings Trust, discusses the outlook for emerging market debt with Owen Walker. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://on.ft.com/2eZZoLI .

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How Big Are The Emerging Markets?

We put together a nice table and some charts of the relative size of emerging market (EM) economies as a percent of World GDP and total EM GDP based on regions.  The data are from the IMF’s October 2016 World … Continue reading

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Venezuela in crisis – FT

Shops are being looted, while the country’s gold reserves are being sold to finance its debt. With 1.8m signatures on a petition for a referendum on Nicolas Maduro’s presidency, the country is threatening to become a failed state. For more … Continue reading

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Russia’s planned bond issuance – FT

The FT’s Neil Buckley explains the implications of Russia’s planned bond issuance, as the combination of sanctions and low oil prices put pressure on the economy. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video … Continue reading

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Emerging ‘earthquake’? – FT

An earthquake is approaching in emerging markets, according to Alberto Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS. He explains to the FT’s capital markets editor, Dan McCrum, his worries and why Brazil is one of the most exposed countries. … Continue reading

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Who is most exposed to China slowdown? – FT

The countries most exposed to China’s slowing economy are not necessarily those you’d expect. Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, global market strategist with JPMorgan Investment Bank, talks to the FT’s capital markets editor Dan McCrum about the banking, investment and trade links that … Continue reading

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Emerging markets risky but no implosion – FT

Falling commodity prices, large current account deficits and politics are three problems undermining emerging markets. James Mackintosh, investment editor, on which countries are most at risk and whether for investors it’s a risk worth taking. For more video content from … Continue reading

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Greenspan conundrum in reverse – FT

The emerging market savings glut may be over as countries raid their reserves to stabilise their currencies. James Mackintosh, investment editor, examines the threat to US bonds and whether the effect on bond yields of a Fed rate rise might … Continue reading

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Emerging market turmoil – FT

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Bad summer for emerging market equities – FT

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