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Making the Most of Emerging Economies

Investors may find it tempting to pursue a broad risk-off approach to the entire emerging world, especially in the context of rising global trade tensions. But it would be a mistake to ignore the very favorable conditions that exist in some emerging economies.

PARIS – Once again, the world’s emerging economies are facing a bout of uncertainty. Argentina, South Africa, and Turkey are among those generating the most concern, owing to a combination of questionable monetary policies and currency depreciation vis-à-vis the US dollar that threatens to undermine these countries’ ability to service their debts. But not all emerging economies are created equal.