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Mark Mobius: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — Building Corridors To The Future In Pakistan

By Mark Mobius, Templeton Emerging Markets Group Pakistan is an example of a country many investors have shunned due to negative news and perceptions, but our take is that often things aren’t always as sensational as may be reported. We do know that we have found some well-run companies in which to invest. We also believe that … Continue reading

Goldman Sachs Looks To Saudi Arabian Stocks Following Market Opening

Following Saudi Arabia’s opening of its near $600 billion stock market to direct foreign investment, Goldman Sachs — which advises clients on over $1 trillion in investment — has applied to own and trade Saudi Arabian stocks, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Goldman is seeking a qualified foreign investor permit from the Capital Markets Authority of Saudi Arabia, according … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia: An Emerging Frontier?

By Tanya Rawat Saudi Arabia has a solid economic track record and is taking steps to become more included in global financial markets. This includes the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Emerging Markets Index, though the process is still in the early stages and some challenges remain. Saudi Arabia opened its markets to international investors on … Continue reading

Crisis In Athens Enters New Chapter As Greece Becomes First Developed Nation To Default On Debt

Greece has become the first developed nation to default of its international debt obligations as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed on Tuesday night that it did not receive the €1.55 billion ($1.73 billion) payment from Athens that was due by the end of June 30, Brussels time. The Crisis in Greece has entered a new chapter … Continue reading

Dow Plunges 350 Points As Possible Greek Default Looms

Greece May Be Lowered To Same Status As Botswana Or Zimbabwe MSCI Says

MSCI downgraded Greece to emerging market in November 2013. Now, the country’s stock market is in great danger of losing even that status.  Athens’ standoff with the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) heads to a dangerous and uncharted new level following a July 5 referendum that was called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on whether … Continue reading

China A-Share Bulls Hold Up: MSCI Says Chinese Regulator Faces “Massive Job” To Join Its EM Index

As Chinese stocks enter into a bear market on Monday after being absolutely whipsawed following the news from Greece that sent the nation’s stocks falling over 10 percent then surging back 2 percent (and then back-and-forth), a stark notice has bent sent to bullish investors in China, and it could not have come at a worse time. On Monday, … Continue reading

With Eyes On MSCI Upgrade To EM: Vietnam Stocks, ETF’s May Be Set For Revival As Ownership Limits Lifted

As Vietnam eyes an upgrade from frontier market status to emerging market status by MSCI, the nation has eased curbs on foreign ownership in an effort to boost inflows to the nation’s stocks, Bloomberg reports on Sunday. Foreign investors can now increase holdings to 100 percent from 49 percent starting in September in “a number” of industries, according … Continue reading

Ahead Of MSCI’s Decision On Including China’s A Shares, Vanguard And FTSE Gear Up

Ahead of the highly awaited decision by global equity index provider MSCI on whether to include shares from mainland China’s multi-trillion stock market — or A shares — to its emerging markets index, Vanguard Group — the largest U.S. mutual fund firm — has decided that it will add mainland Chinese shares to its $69 billion emerging-market fund. The endorsement of China’s domestic … Continue reading

Mark Mobius Warns Of 20% Fall In Chinese Stocks Amid Massive Rally

Mark Mobius, the Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group who has over 40 years of experience investing in emerging markets, is warning investors that Chinese stocks have risen too fast after the world’s best stock market rally sent the benchmark gauge to its highest level in seven years, Bloomberg reports. Mobius, who oversees $40 billion of … Continue reading

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