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Emerging markets hit a series of headwinds

Peter Wilmshurst

In 2017, emerging markets delivered some of their best returns since 2009. However, a series of headwinds – which include a stronger US dollar, lower liquidity due to rising US rates, China’s attempts at deleveraging, and uncertainty surrounding trade – have now hit. This has meant some of those gains... Show More

Markets Fearful - Nowhere to Hide?

Clime Asset Management

Sometimes it seems like there’s nowhere to hide. Equity investors were smacked in the face over the month of October, with waves of selling hitting sharemarkets from Sydney to Shanghai and London to New York. Something like $7 trillion was wiped off the value of global sharemarkets. Tighter financial conditions,... Show More

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Opportunities in China and India

Livewire Exclusive

The performance of Shanghai Composite Index is lagging the US market by a massive 30% so far this year. Mary Manning says this divergence is extreme when compared to the ‘economic reality’ of the trade tariffs. She describes two scenarios both of which she believes would provide a positive catalyst... Show More

Handling the downside risk from Trump's tariffs

Scott Shuttleworth

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed President Trump’s rhetoric has centred around trade and resulted in the escalation of tensions between the US and other economic powers of the world. Many investors are wondering what downside risk they might be exposed to and whether a recession is... Show More

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Eye on the tiger

Catherine Yeung

Once upon a time it was said that all roads lead to Rome but today it’s probably more suitable to say they lead to China, both figuratively and literally. The last decade in China has witnessed a meaningful transformation from fixed asset investment towards consumption. Prior to 2008, the economy... Show More