Emerging Markets

  • August 16, 2012

UK-based Standard Chartered Bank has settled most of its legal problems with US regulators and paid a fine, clearing the way for this intrinsically strong lender to resume operations without distractions. Read More

  • May 17, 2012

Despite its current woes, LG Display enjoys many long-term advantages. Now trading at bargain levels, this battered stock is poised for a comeback and remains a good long-term play on the booming display market. Read More

  • May 3, 2012

Even though South Korean bank stocks have risen this year, they still offer good value and are poised to surprise on the upside as soon as this year’s earnings reports start coming in. Read More

  • April 26, 2012

After a shaky 2011, the economic outlook this year for Brazil is more favorable. One sector sure to stand out in 2012 is banking, which never succumbed to the excesses that emerged in other countries. Read More

  • April 12, 2012

China’s imports are suffering as the country’s domestic economy slows, but fears over Chinese stocks are overblown. After months of weak overseas demand, China’s exports finally seem to be recovering—and the economy’s expected growth rate this year of roughly 8 percent is nothing to sneer at. Read More

  • March 8, 2012

Although China’s government had previously broadcast its intent to target slower GDP growth, the global markets were still caught by surprise this week when Premier Wen Jiabao announced a lower target for growth in 2012. China’s economic growth may slow in the near term, but its long-term growth story remains intact. Read More