Brazil Drags Down Emerging Market Performance

Emerging markets equities continue to be negatively affected by heightened investor concern over the likely direction of interest rates and weak economic news flow out of China

Lena Tsymbaluk 7 December, 2015 | 7:29AM
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Emerging markets have significantly underperformed the developed markets over the last three and five years. For the year-to-date to the end of October, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has fallen 9.5% in US dollar terms, while the MSCI World index for developed-country stocks has returned 0.3%.

Russia, despite being in recession, has been among the largest outperformers in 2015

Emerging markets equities continue to be negatively affected by heightened investor concern over the likely direction of interest rates and weak economic news flow out of China. The Fed’s signal that US interest rates would likely rise this year, despite its decision to keep them on hold at its September meeting, added to widespread uncertainty.

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