2020 Sector Outlook: Emerging Market Equities

By Ashish Chugh, Portfolio Manager, Global Emerging Market Equities |  17 January 2020
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We are bullish on emerging market (EM) equities for 2020 given valuations, continued low interest rates and cyclical and structural growth in many of these countries.

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We are not sanguine on China-US trade tensions. While there might be some breakthroughs, structural issues will likely remain. However, China has room for fiscal and monetary stimulus and will likely support domestic demand in case of a slowdown. Earnings generated by companies in Brazil should continue to do well despite weak headline macro growth. Increasing consumer confidence, reforms and potential investment will likely be supportive. While India is going through a significant slowdown, we are optimistic about its economy for 2020. The country’s shadow banking crisis appears to be in its late stages and liquidity should resume due to government and regulatory measures.

We expect further rate cuts in several EM countries in 2020, as well as neutral-to-easing monetary policy by the major developed market central banks. A concern for EM growth is the timely transmission of monetary policy by EM financial systems.

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