Emerging Markets Spotlight

Looking for signs as to which economies (and, potentially, markets) are in the best positions to recover.

  • James Syme
16 Dec 2020
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  • Both the Indian and South African economy have suffered hard landings as a result of the pandemic.
  • Encouragingly, though, both countries have seen a huge build-up of domestic bank deposits during the crisis, significantly increasing the potential for domestic demand recoveries when confidence returns.
  • With improving coronavirus case data in both countries, with a vaccine potentially to be deployed soon, and with other parts of the global economy picking up, we are excited about the potential for the domestic demand cycle in both countries and have been adding to domestically-focused stocks, notably banks, in both markets.


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