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Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

Everyday, we are learning more about the Coronavirus and its impact on a humanitarian level.  There is also an economic impact to this epidemic.  Looking specifically at emerging markets, Manraj Sekhon, CFA  writing for Adventures in Emerging Markets gives his opinion of the economic toll on emerging markets due to this virus.

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2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Manraj Sekhon CFA, chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, offers predictions for Emerging Markets in 2020.

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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Andrew Ness, Portfolio Manager for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity looks at various Emerging Market economies.  In this article, Ness encourages readers to consider each market independently when making investment decisions.

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IMF names Kristalina Georgieva as new head

Economist Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria has been tapped to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF.  She is the first managing director of the IMF from an emerging economy.

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Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been recent changes in the Emerging Markets Indexes.  Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Dina Ting and Louis Hsu look at the Chinese, Agentinian and Saudi Arabian economies.

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Trade and Globalization

A report published by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser in Our World in Data (a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford), looks at the history and development of global trade. Originally published in 2014, the article was updated in October 2018 to look at new trends in world markets.

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Countering Global Protectionism, Pacific Trade Pact Nears Takeoff

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore & New Zealand have formally ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  The CPTPP will take effect in December of 2018.  What are the benefits of the CPTPP? How does it compare with current trade policies in the United States?  Writing for Reuters, Charlotte Greenfield provides details on the CPTPP and its possible implications on the global economy.

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China Is Investing In Developing Countries – What Is It Really Up To?

Writing on the London School of Economics Business Review’s blog, Isabella Neuweg looks at current trends in the Chinese economy.  Where is the country investing?  How has it made a impact in developing countries and energy infrastructure?

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China Wants To End Trade War But ‘U.S. Position Keeps Changing,’ Ambassador Says

Could there be a resolution to the trade war between the U.S. and China?  Writing for NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep interviews the current Chinese Ambassador to the U.N., Cui Tiankai.

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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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