James Eugene

Interested in many (maybe too many) things. Football, Politics and Emerging & Frontier Markets, to name a few. Twitter: @James_Eugene
James Eugene has written 14 posts for EMerging Equity

Saudi Arabia Plans To Launch Stock Exchange For SMEs

By James Eugene The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) announced on Monday that it plans to create a stock market for small and medium sized companies, with the intention of launching this new market at the beginning of 2017.  Given the growing importance that SMEs are displaying for Saudi Arabia’s economy, the Tadawul will be undertaking a “market … Continue reading

Irresistible Iran: Europe, Asia Line Up To Invest

By James Eugene Foreign investors and nations have been actively exploring business and investment opportunities with Iran after economic sanctions were lifted from the Middle Eastern nation in January. Asia Over the past few months, there has been a sharp increase in the number of Asian countries that have ratified investment agreements with Iran. Japan managed to … Continue reading

7 Emerging And Frontier Markets Beating The Global Downturn

By James Eugene It’s official. Global stocks have now entered bear market territory, with some of the world’s largest equity markets experiencing mass selloffs. Amid all of the commotion, there have been a few emerging and frontier markets that have so far been defying the global downturn. 1. Kazakhstan: +6.30% Despite being bombarded with currency and oil troubles, Kazakhstan’s … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Could Miss Out On MSCI Emerging Market Inclusion

By James Eugene Saudi Arabia’s acting chief executive has admitted that there is no certainty that the oil-rich nation could join the international index compiler’s emerging market index in 2017. Last year, it was heavily suggested that Saudi Arabia was looking at joining MSCI’s emerging markets list, with the potential of increasing inflows into the country’s bourse. But … Continue reading

2015’s Top 5 Frontier Markets

By James Eugene 2015 has been an eventful year for both emerging and frontier markets, with the general consensus being that, on average, these markets have under-performed. The MSCI Frontier Market Index plummeted by 17.67% this year. Many of the declines have been fueled by: a decline in the price of commodities; China’s blip halfway … Continue reading

Brazilian ETFs See Inflows After Impeachment Talks

By James Eugene Brazilian-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) have recorded relatively large amounts of inflows after talks of Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment advanced.   According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF enjoyed inflows of just over $94 million so far this month, approximately 4.7% of its market capitalisation. The iShares Ibovespa, … Continue reading

Foreign Investors Pull Out Of Nigeria’s Equity And Bond Markets

By James Eugene Nigeria’s economic woes do not look like dispersing any time soon as foreign investors have have decided to reduce their commitment to invest in equities in the Nigerian Stock Exchange, according to the stock exchange’s recent report. The report (titled Domestic & Foreign Portfolio Participating In Equity Trading) indicated that total foreign … Continue reading

Election Confidence Gives Argentina’s ETF A Boost

By James Eugene Argentina’s largest exchange traded fund, the Global X MSCI Argentina ETF (ARGT), recorded its largest inflow of money on Wednesday 5th November after investors gained confidence that the conservative candidate could be victorious in the country’s upcoming election. According to Bloomberg, the ARGT, which tracks the MSCI All Argentina 25/50 Index, “recorded inflows of … Continue reading

WisdomTree Launches Strong Dollar Emerging Market ETF

By James Eugene WisdomTree has launched three new funds, with the most eye-catching of all three being the WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund (EMSD), which will allow investors to gain exposure to emerging market stocks that have the potential to thrive in a strong dollar environment while maintaining some degree of diversity. Key … Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Considers Launching IPO ETFs

By James Eugene The Saudi Stock Exchange is  “interacting very closely” with Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) on the inclusion in investment indices, according to Bloomberg. It has been reported that Adel Saleh Al-Ghamdi, chief executive officer of the Saudi Stock Exchange, is considering the option of launching Initial Public Offering (IPO) ETFs in an … Continue reading

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