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South Korea rose from the ashes of its civil war in the 1950s, when it was one of the poorest nations on earth. Now, despite being a wealthy country, it is still regarded by many as an emerging market.
One of the issues about investing in Asia Pacific is the dominance of China in the index, writes Andrew Herberts, head of private investment management at Thomas Miller Investment.
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Distinguishing between those countries that would simply do well in a broad emerging market rally, and the economies where fundamentals have actually improved, is becoming increasingly important.
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Siddharth Bhargava, research analyst, Matthews Asia