Philippines Included In The Top 20 Emerging Markets

The Philippines makes it to number 20 in Bloomberg’s list of emerging markets citing the following data: Philippines GDP growth, 2013 to 2017: 20.4% Inflation rate: 4.1% Government debt as % of GDP: 36.8 Ease of doing business, rank: 138 Total score: 38.1 The data comes from Bloomberg’s financial-market statistics, IMF forecasts and the World […]

MSCI Emerging markets Philippines re weighting for november 2012

For the MSCI’s semi-annual  review, only MERalco was deleted in the Emerging Markets Index, with no deletions. Additions NONE DELETION: MANILA ELECTRIC CO small caps index EAST WEST BANKING CORP GT CAPITAL HOLDINGS Deletions none Australia’s re-weighting was the most active, with 42 added and 36 securities deleted.

What countries are considered Emerging Markets?

The term Emerging Markets was coined in 1981 by Antoine W. Van Agtmael of the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank.  It is defined as an economy with low to middle per capita income. These also pertain to nations with social or business activity in the process of rapid growth and industrialization. Based on data from 2006, […]

Best performing stock markets of 2011, PSEi best in Asia


Philippine equities were among the top index performers in the world (It IS NOT TRUE that the PSEi is ranked third behind Venezuela and US as according to this manila bulletin article) and best in Asia (that much is true), trumping its bigger counterparts such as Indonesia (+1.7 percent) and Thailand (-0.44 percent). Iceland ICEX, […]

China leads drop that earnings are over valued

China Sparks Drop in Emerging-Market Stocks; Oil, Copper Fall  Chinese stocks plunged the most in eight months, dragging emerging markets lower, on concern this year’s rally has outpaced prospects for earnings growth. Oil led a drop in commodities. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 5 percent, its biggest decline since Nov. 18, snapping a five-day, 7 […]

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