Last week, Emerging Market Equity Fund Flows were down for the 4th straight week with the largest outflows seen since the August 2011 bloodbath.
The Chilean economy has long been the model for Latin America and maintains the region’s highest credit ratings with Aa3 from Moody’s and A+ from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.
One of my favorite, and one of the most simple metrics for macro-level investing, is growth in loan demand and bank deposits. Right now, rising loan demand in parts of Latin America can result in a big payoff for investors.
Monday’s best web covers HP’s plans for India, Turkish companies distributing Gazprom gas, an attractive mining company in Chile, the rise of Indonesian bonds, and improving bank culture from the top down.
Friday’s best web covers China’s establishment of a national pricing system for rare earth metals, more gold mining in Russia, Navistar’s plans to sell more trucks, India’s search for Olympic medals, Russian politics, and questions about China’s power trajectory.
Thursday’s best web covers territorial disputes in the South China Sea, luxury cars in Russia, inflation numbers from Turkey and South Africa, IndianOil Corps forex borrowings, and a Chilean company worth keeping an eye on.
Chile’s largest retailer, Cencosud, recently filed with the SEC to issue American Depository Receipts in the U.S. market.
With the hefty market disturbances over the last three months and the likelihood of problems over at least the next quarter or two, now might be a good time to review the performance of regional and country funds and reallocate where needed.