Emerging Market Spotlight

James Syme gives his outlook on emerging markets given slowing economic growth in China and the slowing cycle.

  • James Syme
15 Jul 2019
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  • The outlook for emerging markets in the second half of 2019 and beyond has two main macro drivers: US rates and yields, and Chinese growth.
  • While the expectations are for a slowdown in the future in the US, economic growth in China is unambiguously soft.
  • EM equities remain in aggregate a highly cyclical asset class, but the first half of 2019 has shown that a slowing cycle still creates great opportunities within the asset class.


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