General Emerging Markets

Portfolio Contagion’s Immature Immune Response

The physical coronavirus’ global explosion was matched in market results and fund flows with the initial blow, with currency, debt ...

Corporate Bonds’ Blunted Body Slam

Corporate bond promoters continued to slough off growth, earnings credit downgrade, and tight valuation worries with spreads well under 300 ...

Frontier Debt’s Exacting Exploration Excitement

Following consecutive years of double-digit gains above the core sovereign bond benchmark, and with crowded trades in the main emerging ...

The World Bank’s Empty Shaft Prospecting

The World Bank’s January Global Economic Prospects issued before the coronavirus surge found “marked deceleration” in global growth last year ...

Low Income Economies’ Bottoming Out Bottlenecks

The IMF with a new managing director in place committed to boosting poor country performance, released a mixed annual assessment ...

Index Performance’s Elaborate Endurance Formula

With a last quarter surge after a rocky start in 2019, the main emerging market stock and bond indices managed ...

USAID’s Private Sector Curt Courtship

As the new Development Finance Corporation absorbs its credit guarantee arm and its first leader with a health care investing ...

US Development Finance’s Forgotten Franchise

The new US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), merging the foreign private investment promotion agency OPIC with the credit support ...

Sovereign Debt’s Unprincipled Practice Path

The IIF’s annual report on its 15-year old voluntary market-based sovereign debt restructuring principles and related investor relations practices offered ...

Global Financial Stability’s Stretched Credulity

The IMF’s October Global Financial Stability publication tracked the relentless government bond negative yield total, now $15 trillion or one-third ...

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