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Emerging markets: the wallflower at the stock exchange party

Developed markets have been having a whale of a time lately. No matter what we seem to throw their way, they just continue to climb and the party rages on.

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What does 2017 have in store for investors?

As always, predicting the direction of stock markets is a tricky business. Consensus thus far, and as of mid-December 2016, is indicating a slightly bearish view in 2017, which means

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Will Indian black market crackdown boost economy?

On 8 November, the government in India effectively withdrew 86% of all bank notes in circulation when it made the old 500 and 1,000 rupee notes (worth about £6 and

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Don’t be put off by India’s cash cull

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took out 86% of all cash in circulation when he announced 500 and 1,000 rupee bills would no longer be legal tender earlier this month1.

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Will India be the star of emerging markets?

India has lagged behind rallies in Brazil and Russia in 2016, delivering returns of 6.7% compared to 9.74% for the broader MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The rebound in emerging markets

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Brazil shines as India disappoints

India’s second quarter GDP recorded a significant slowdown, growing 7.1% year-on-year (y/y) compared to 7.9% in the first quarter. Growth of 7.6% had been expected. The government’s preferred measure, GVA

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Commodities: the bear market is over

Following five years of devastatingly poor returns in the market, sentiment towards commodities is at rock bottom, but it’s starting to turn following the surge in the prices of a

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India concerns remain despite growth

The first quarter of 2016 saw Indian GDP growth accelerate to 7.9% year-on-year, from 7.3% in the previous quarter, beating consensus expectations of 7.5% growth. The government’s preferred measure, GVA [1],

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Invest in Asia: it’s not just China and Japan

Uncertainty over China has put some people off Asia in recent years, but long-term investors ignore the region at their peril. In my view, recurring themes of young populations, growing

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Schroders sceptical over India GDP

While the [latest GDP] number confirms India’s place as the fastest growing major economy, we have some reservations; the quality of both growth and data are in question. Digging down