Russia brings joy in grim year for EM equities

By Sam Kerr
22 Aug 2019

Emerging market equities have had a torrid few weeks as investors sell riskier assets over fears they will suffer if US-China trade tensions exacerbating a global economic slowdown. This has limited the supply of new deals from certain countries this year but as always in EM there are pockets of opportunity and this year’s success story has been Russia.

“[The emerging markets] are not in a particularly good space at the moment,” said Lionel Kruger a director at independent financial risk advisor JCRA in a note this week, “in part due to the fallout from the US-China trade war, but more specifically because of declining growth in both ...

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