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: China’s recovery gains traction
China’s economy continued to rebound from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
11th Nov 2020
Economic data released in September fuelled hopes that China’s post-Covid economic recovery might be gathering pace. Industrial production rose at its fastest rate since December.
14th Oct 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
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
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.
10th Jun 2020
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
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.
7th Nov 2019
Emerging markets review: Trade conflict hits China’s exports
The People’s Bank of China cut its reserve ratio – the amount of cash that banks have to hold in reserve – during September, releasing liquidity totalling 900 billion yuan.
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 market review: China’s slowdown continues
China’s economy continued its slowdown during the second quarter of 2019, expanding at an annualised rate of 6.2%. The country’s economy grew by 6.4% during the first quarter.
19th Aug 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
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: 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
China accuses US of “trade bullyism”
The trade war between the US and China continued to escalate during September. Following the US’s imposition of levies on US$200 billion-worth of Chinese products, China announ...
5th Oct 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
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
Emerging markets review: China posts stronger-than-expected economic growth
China’s economy grew by 6.9% YoY during Q2, outstripping the Chinese government’s official annual economic growth target.
14th Aug 2017
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