Emerging Market Countries

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom

Published 02/12/2019

AZROU, Morocco (Reuters) - Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town [more…]

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Azeri parliament asks to be dissolved, calls for snap elections

Published 02/12/2019

BAKU (Reuters) - Azerbaijan’s parliament on Monday formally asked President Ilham Aliyev to dissolve it and to schedule new parliamentary elections. The next election is [more…]

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Putin and Xi oversee launch of landmark Russian gas pipeline to China

Published 02/12/2019

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Monday oversaw the launch of a landmark pipeline that will [more…]

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

China’s facial recognition rollout reaches into mobile phones, shops and homes

Published 02/12/2019

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Sunday put into effect new regulations that require Chinese telecom carriers to scan the faces of users registering new mobile [more…]

Stocks rally on Chinese data boost, cautious trade optimism

Stocks rally on Chinese data boost, cautious trade optimism

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Stock markets rebounded on Monday as decent manufacturing data in China and renewed optimism over a trade deal eroded some of the [more…]

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

China picks new leaders for Macau, replaces economy chief

Published 02/12/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has appointed a slate of new officials to head the world’s top gambling hub of Macau, changing key roles including [more…]

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Malaysia orders inquiry over half-naked tattoo show

Published 02/12/2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia ordered an investigation on Monday into what the government called a half-naked tattoo show held in the capital Kuala Lumpur, [more…]

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Burst of social unrest tests emerging market risk models

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A wave of social unrest across developing countries this year has caught many investors off-guard and is challenging models designed to gauge [more…]

UBS Asset Management bullish on emerging market equities, debt

UBS Asset Management bullish on emerging market equities, debt

Published 02/12/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States’ economic outperformance will wane, the dollar will probably weaken and growth next year can be expected from emerging markets, [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]