"...emerging markets will grow faster than the
developed world for decades to come."

Gideon Rachman, The Financial Times

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Dwarka Lakhan

Dwarka Lakhan

Dwarka Lakhan is a pioneer in emerging markets journalism in Canada. His first emerging markets article, “Africa Joins Ranks of the Emerging,” appeared in Investment Executive, Canada’s leading newspaper for financial advisors, in September 1994. Since then he has written hundreds of articles on the full spectrum of emerging markets and has conducted more than two thousand interviews with emerging and frontier markets investment professionals.

Emerging Markets: A positive outlook amid choppy waters

Emerging markets will continue to grow faster than their developed counterparts Emerging markets equities faced choppy waters for the first three quarters of 2019. This asset class began the year on a strong note, rallying through the first quarter, then

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EM can prove attractive for income investors

Once considered a niche asset class, emerging market (EM) bonds have become an attractive option for investors seeking higher yields to meet their income needs in the wake of relatively low yields offered by developed market (DM) bonds. In fact,

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Though volatile, EMs can provide higher risk adjusted returns

Emerging markets (EM) have historically exhibited a higher degree of volatility than developed markets (DM), causing them to be labeled as a high-risk investment. But in spite of their periodic ups and downs, EMs have trended higher over time, providing

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Case for investing in emerging markets remains intact

Emerging and frontier markets (EM) are the future of global investing. Compared to their developed market counterparts, they offer the opportunity to invest in a faster growing and more geographically diverse range of countries and sectors, providing scope for broader

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Guyana, a frontier market in the making

Part 2 of 2 As a fledgling frontier market, Guyana is planning to take bold steps to improve its securities market infrastructure, revamp its regulatory regime, and digitize its operations. Work has also commenced on the digitization of the country’s

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Guyana, a frontier market in the making

Seeking to modernize securities sector Part 1 of 2 Recognizing that its’ stock market can play a crucial role in the country’s economic development the Guyana government has announced plans to establish a modern capital markets infrastructure and revamp its

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Moody’s Upgrades India’s Bond and Currency Ratings for First Time Since 2004

Upgrades will enhance the prospects of India, its markets and domestic businesses In a long anticipated move, Moody’s Investors Service, the global credit rating agency, raised India’s sovereign rating for the first time in 13 years on November 16, setting

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As “new” China economy stabilizes, markets poised for upside surprise

There is growing optimism that the Chinese markets will surprise on the upside as government reforms begin to take hold. Since the beginning of the year, the country’s macro-economy has stabilized, fuelled by strengthening industrial output, an expanding service sector,

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CPP forecasts highest real rate of return from emerging markets

Additional returns from active management will reduce overall investment expenses The Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Canada’s largest public pension plan, forecasts that it will receive the highest real rate of return from investing in emerging markets up until 2025. The

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Colombia on the mend

Direction of oil prices and the ability of the government to boost infrastructure spending remain biggest risks Colombia is expected to face a challenging 2017, although potentially higher oil prices and a pick up in the pace of the country’s

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