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The country’s economy continues to grow even in the face of a global economic slowdown, the country’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Monday.
James Ross, senior portfolio manager at Alliance Bernstein, tells CNBC, "The long-term bull story for emerging markets is definitely there because the growth rates are going to be twice the growth rates for developed markets."
Brazil, Russia, India and China – together termed BRICs have been an investment disaster and were a marketing-led concept , according to John-Paul Smith, emerging markets equity strategist at Deutsche Bank.
Not only has Brazil been growing at an average rate of 5% while the US economy flat lines, but Brazil seems to have much more scope for growth in the future.
Sound corporate earnings, cheap valuations and Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organization make the country's equity market stand out among its emerging-market peers, fund mangers say. Russian stocks, for example, are the cheapest among the equity markets of the BRIC countries – Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Russia has yielded many leading industrial companies that rank among global leaders in mining, metallurgy, petrochemicals and telecommunications. Despite the rapid development of the regional economy and the strides made over the past 20 years, WTO membership promises to be an important catalyst for growth in the Russian market.
There are plenty of investors and analysts who are optimistic. After three straight months of outflows, emerging market equity funds tracked by EPFR Global attracted more than $700m of investments in the first two weeks of July, reports the Financail Times.
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With ample oil and gas, Russia has the foundation to fuel its economic growth, while China and India are already suffering from power shortages. Brazil has a chance to excel but it is too soon to tell.
The unresolved euro zone crisis, slowing growth prospects and currency depreciations have created a risk-off environment that makes investors think twice about emerging markets, Pablo Goldberg, Global Head of Emerging Markets Research at HSBC told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.
Paul Gruenwald, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific, ANZ expects China's interest rate cuts to feed through and keep economic growth above 8% for the rest of the year.
Russia is setting aside up to $40 billion for this year and next to shore up the economy in case the crisis in the euro zone escalates and spreads, and is dusting off a plan that would allow the government to recapitalize the country’s banking system.
The worsening outlook for the BRIC nations – Brazil, Russia, India and China – has put into question whether these leading emerging economies can continue to power global growth.
A sale by BP of its 50 percent stake in Russian venture TNK-BP now could be a bad move, Liam Halligan, chief economist at Prosperity Capital Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”
Brazil continues to see high levels of investment by some of the biggest global players despite suggestions that money is being pulled out of emerging markets as the global macro-economic picture worsens, Slim Feriani, Chief Executive Officer of Advance Emerging Capital Limited told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe”.
Russia’s typical out-of-step response to global events – the latest its refusal to condemn the Assad regime in Syria – show its increasing insignificance on the world stage, Nouriel Roubini, chairman of Roubini Global Economics and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, argue in an op-ed in the Financial Times
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While India's economic growth has hit a rough spot, Indonesia has won favor with investors, prompting calls for it to be included among the lineup of top global emerging markets.
Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Jim O’Neill is among candidates in the running to replace Bank of England governor Mervyn King who leaves in June 2013, the Sunday Times reported, without citing where it got the information.
The long-term case for investing in emerging-markets is based on growing worldwide demand for commodities and the expansion of an enormous new middle class in those countries.