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a difference a few months make. As we entered 2016, the negativity
around emerging markets was palpable. The Chinese economy looked like
it was heading for a hard landing and there was no end in sight to the
freefall in commodity prices. Now, as the prospects for China improve,
commodities bottom out and further US rate rises delayed, the prospects
for emerging markets suddenly seem a lot rosier.
all emerging markets, of course. Brazil’s political chaos
escalated further this week with the former president appointed to a
ministerial position, a move that has been interpreted as providing him
with protection from prosecution. The ensuing outcry may well lead to a
change in government, something that financial markets have anticipated
and that has provoked rallies in stocks and currency. The hope for
Brazil is that things can’t get any worse and that the
economy has reached an inflection point.
current optimism around emerging markets is relative but not without
foundation. One thing is for sure, there is rarely a dull moment!
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OIL & GAS: TIERRA DEL SHALE
order to recover its energy self-sufficiency, a total of USD 88bn
should be invested in the Argentinean oil & gas sector over the
period 2016-2023, with the majority of these funds allocated for shale
oil and gas exploration.
CONSTRUCTION: ROADS FOR YOUR MONEY
construction sector of the archipelago nation is dominated by
infrastructure projects funded by the government. As a first step,the
government cut fuel subsidies to save money for infrastructure
of the week
As the “taper tantrum” of 2013 and similar in 2015
showed the emerging markets sensitivity to the idea of the US Federal
Reserve raising rates, could the reality be even more brutal? Investors
fear it could well be but the reality may be different. Institutional
investors are certainly preparing themselves for a fresh period of
turbulence across emerging stocks, bonds and currencies in at least the
next 12 months and the Fed’s move to raise rates on December
16 is seen as one of the main triggers for this.
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