Vietnam: an emerging market in waiting

To qualify for emerging market status in MSCI’s suite of indices, and maybe FTSE's too, Vietnam needs to do more to attract foreign investors. A landmark new securities law comes not before time.
June 03, 2019

Breaking bad debt: Vietnam tackles NPLs

New regulations should help the country clear up its non-performing loans, but the move has serious political and economic implications.
September 27, 2017

Pakistan upgrade: So much for all that

As China's A-share market gets its long-cherished MSCI inclusion, the experience of Pakistan after being granted emerging market status shows index inclusion may not be all that.
June 16, 2017

The Lady and the Fund Managers

Myanmar's stock market is on the cusp of opening the door to foreign investors. They could be forgiven for not rushing in.
February 20, 2017

The cowboy and the frontier

Frontier markets prosper through offering uncertainty. But as Mr. Uncertainty prepares to occupy the White House, that might have less value.
December 06, 2016