Emerging market review: Brazil exits recession
Brazil emerged from recession during the third quarter of 2020: the country’s economy grew by 7.7%, posting its strongest growth since 1996.
18th Jan 2021
Emerging markets review: Investors welcome a Biden presidency
Share prices in China rose following the news of Joe Biden’s victory in the US Presidential election.
15th Dec 2020
Emerging markets review: India’s economy contracts sharply
As the pandemic took its toll on economic activity, India’s economy contracted by 23.9% during the three months to the end of June.
17th Sep 2020
The Week: Is there hope for friendless emerging markets?
With a low Dollar, low valuations and recovering economies, these should be buoyant times for emerging markets, but buyers are thin on the ground.
10th Sep 2020
Emerging markets review: China sidesteps recession
While other countries confirmed their slide into recession in July, China’s economy managed to buck the trend, notching up annualised growth of 3.2% in the second quarter after a first-quarter contrac...
11th Aug 2020
Emerging markets review: Bleak outlook for Brazil
During June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the coronavirus pandemic had entered “a new and dangerous phase” as cases continued to surge in Brazil and the US.
5th Aug 2020
Active Minds 3 June 2020 - Markets pulled in two directions as lockdowns ease
In this edition of Active Minds, James Clunie discusses the two themes that seem to be driving markets today.
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14th Jul 2020
Global bond market review: Corporate defaults on the rise
US Treasury bond yields rose during May: government spending continued to rise and central bank policy showed signs of shifting as Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell emphasised that the Fed would tak...
10th Jun 2020
Emerging markets review: Clouded outlook for China’s growth
China’s National People’s Congress announced that it would not set an economic growth target for the country this year as it addresses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Emerging markets review: All eyes on China
Demonstrating the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, China’s economy contracted at an annualised rate of 6.8% during the first quarter of 2020, compared with growth of 6.4% in the same perio...
19th May 2020
Emerging markets review: China bucks the trend
Share prices in China generally fell less heavily in March than other major equity markets. While most share indices posted double-digit losses during the month.
20th Apr 2020
Emerging markets review: China moves to support its financial system
Having been shut from 23 January to combat the continuing spread of coronavirus, China’s stock market reopened on 3 February and the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index promptly fell by almost 8% in a...
5th Mar 2020
Emerging markets review: Coronavirus hits markets
January proved to be a month of two halves for China. Although investor sentiment received a boost from the “Phase One” trade agreement with the US.
13th Feb 2020
Emerging markets review: US and China agree “Phase One” trade deal
Investor sentiment was lifted during December by the news that the US and China had reached a preliminary “Phase One” trade agreement in its long-running trade war.
15th Jan 2020
Global bond market review: Fed cuts rates once again
Following a raft of interest-rate cuts in the third quarter of 2019, the loosening monetary trend continued into the fourth quarter as central banks reduced their key rates.
7th Nov 2019
Emerging markets review: China’s slowdown continues
The pace of economic growth in China continued to slow during the third quarter, dampened by the ongoing trade conflict with the US.
Global bond market review: Further monetary easing in September
Following interest-rate cuts in India, Thailand and New Zealand in August, central banks in Russia and Brazil cut their key interest rates during September.
15th Oct 2019
Emerging markets review: Renminbi falls to lowest level since 2008
China’s renminbi fell to its lowest level against the US dollar for 11 years during August.
16th Sep 2019
Emerging markets review: Trade negotiations reopen
The trade relationship between China and the US continued to dominate investor sentiment during June.
10th Jul 2019
Europe market review: Further stimulus to come?
Following the extension to the Brexit deadline, the European Commission urged companies to ‘take advantage of the extra time” to make their preparations.
Emerging markets review: Trade wars bite
Although the US and China had been widely expected to agree a trade deal, US President Donald Trump instead confounded hopes.
12th Jun 2019
Emerging markets review: Dovish Fed boosts sentiment towards emerging markets
Sentiment towards emerging markets has improved recently, boosted by a more dovish rhetoric from the US Federal Reserve.
14th May 2019
Emerging markets review: China cuts economic forecast
China’s leaders cut their economic growth forecast for 2019 to 6% to 6.5%, compared with last year’s target of around 6.5%.
17th Apr 2019
Emerging markets review: End of trade dispute within sight?
Despite signs of an ongoing economic slowdown in China, share prices performed strongly during February. The US announced that it would postpone its planned tariff increases on Chinese exports.
6th Mar 2019
Emerging markets review: Emerging markets underperform over 2018
Emerging markets performed better than broader world markets during December, but underperformed global markets over 2018. Following a protracted war over trade tariffs, China and the US finally agree...
18th Dec 2018
Emerging markets review: Clouded outlook for emerging markets
The IMF expressed concern over the outlook for emerging markets during October: as monetary policy continues to normalise in advanced economies, capital inflows to emerging economies could start to de...
9th Nov 2018
The Emerging Markets Forum
Notes from The Emerging Markets Forum 2018
The Emerging Markets Forum brought together five leading asset managers, for in-depth discussions on the key dynamics at play within the asset class. Foll...
8th Nov 2018
A tough month for emerging markets
Emerging markets generally fell during August, undermined by an increasingly hawkish US central bank, a strengthening US dollar and unease over escalating trade tensions. The Turkish li...
5th Sep 2018
Emerging markets review: No winners in a global trade war
During July, President Donald Trump imposed US$34 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, prompting China to respond with US$34 billion of levies on US imports. The US announced plans to imp...
14th Aug 2018
Emerging markets review: Oil price continues its rise
China posted encouraging annualised economic growth of 6.8% during the first three months of the year, beating the official target of “around 6.5%”. Nevertheless, there are p...
21st May 2018
Emerging markets review: Looming trade war knocks sentiment
China’s relationship with the US deteriorated during March following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a series of new tariffs intended to safeguard US interests.
17th Apr 2018
Emerging markets review: Brazil cuts interest rates again
Emerging equity markets were not immune to the heavy declines experienced by developed share indices during February. Investors around the world were rattled by signs that the end of...
14th Mar 2018
Emerging markets review: The price of oil reaches US$70 in January
The price of oil rose to US$70 per barrel for the first time in over three years during January as OPEC members confirmed that they would continue to limit output until the end of 2018.
14th Feb 2018
Global update: A strong 2017 for global equity markets
Although global equity market returns were relatively muted during December, annualised performance from leading equity indices was very strong. The US, Germany, Japan, Brazil and Ind...
10th Jan 2018
Oil reaches its highest level for over two years
The price of oil reached its highest level since the middle of 2015 in November, following a sudden anti-corruption purge in Saudi Arabia.
11th Dec 2017
Emerging markets review: IMF warns on China’s credit boom
China’s credit growth continued to pose a problem in August.
28th Sep 2017
Schroders | 60 seconds with James Barrineau on Brazil
Brazilian assets have recovered strongly on the back of a perception that Dilma Rousseff, the president, will be impeached. It now in fact looks like she will be impeached, with the vice president tak...
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