Asia's Covid-19 management bodes well for sector
The Covid-19 crisis is weighing on global growth and corporate earnings, with negative effects on the outlook for emerging markets (EM) pushing many countries in recession.
In a world of slow yet steady, non-inflationary economic growth, interest rates are likely to remain at relatively low levels over the medium term.
While valuations in emerging bond markets may look fairer after solid performance in 2019, we believe various factors remain supportive to the outlook.
Hard currency (HC) and local currency (LC) emerging market debt (EMD) have already delivered 13% and 10.3% this year respectively.
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Argentinian 100-year bonds down 30% over last week
In the wake of Monday's sell-off
Headwinds in the most unexpected places
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Economic surplurses also pose risks
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Elections and oil prices among top talking points
In 2018, the world economy entered unfamiliar territory.
Over half of respondents now see EM equities as undervalued
US interest rate rises, international trade tensions and local currency volatility have remained key concerns in emerging markets (EM).
Elections and currency woes
After very strong returns in 2016 and 2017, emerging market debt (EMD) has underperformed this year amid intensifying concerns around trade protectionism, bear-flattening of the US Treasury yield curve, a strengthening US dollar and idiosyncratic issues...