Emerging Market Links + The Week Ahead (June 27, 2022)
Its possible that the West will finally achieve their goal of triggering (what amounts to) an artificial Russian default – a move that is bound to harm the West and emerging markets much more than the Russians. With that backdrop in mind, Western investors better start to understand the global power shift away from the West and how the Dollar’s planned potential replacement might work.
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- “There is money and there is also the readiness to pay,” Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said last month. “This situation, artificially created by an unfriendly country, will not have any effect on Russians’ quality of life.”
- Holders of the bonds — for instance, funds that invest in emerging market bonds — could take serious losses. Russia, however, played only a small role in emerging market bond indexes, limiting the losses to fund investors.
Russia Is Winning the Financial War (Lewrockwell.com)
- A central Asian replacement is planned to be a new super-currency used for cross-border payments, based on an index of a basket of commodities and currencies of the participating nations. Including currencies is a mistake, but otherwise the proposition has merit.
- This article explains why and how a properly constructed scheme would work. I demonstrate why it could act as a de facto gold standard.
The Global Power Shift Isn’t West to East–It’s Not That Simple (Charleshughsmith.blogspot.com)
- Conventional wisdom holds that geopolitical power is inevitably shifting from West to East. It isn’t quite this simple. The real shift is occurring between three sources of power that are not so neatly geographic:
1. The commodity exporters
2. The mercantilist exporters of products
3. The consumer-importing nations
- Petro has pledged to fight inequality with free university education, pension reforms and high taxes on unproductive land in the Andean country, where nearly half the population lives in poverty.
- His proposals – especially a ban on new oil projects for environmental reasons – have startled some investors, though he has promised to respect current contracts.
Philippines Globe Telecom to raise funds, expand (The Asset)
- Globe Telecom is planning to raise up to 32 billion pesos (US$593 million) through a stock rights offering to fund the expansion of its mobile and broadband network as well as to repay debt.
- Globe has seen data traffic in its network grow significantly, with the first quarter of 2022 reporting a 27% increase against the same period last year. This growth was driven by the increased smartphone penetration in the network, which rose from 81% in 2020 to 85% in 2021 and led to a higher per person data usage of 22%.
Sri Lanka’s Economy Has ‘Completely Collapsed’: PM (Zero Hedge)
- Sri Lanka will hold a credit aid conference with India, China, and Japan for loan packages.
- Sri Lanka had also requested China to amend the terms of a $1.5 billion yuan-denominated swap facility that it signed last year, which stipulates that the fund can only be used provided that Sri Lanka has enough foreign reserves to last three months. About 10 percent of Sri Lanka’s $51 billion external debt is owed to China.
Note: Investing.com has a full calendar for most global exchanges BUT you may need an Investing.com account, then hit “Filter,” and select the countries you wish to see company earnings from. Otherwise, purple (below) are upcoming earnings for US listed international stocks (Finviz.com):
Click here for a full weekly calendar from Investing.com (my filter excludes USA, Canada, EU, Australia & NZ). Some frontier and emerging market highlights:
Frontier and emerging market highlights (from IFES’s Election Guide calendar):
Colombia President Jun 19, 2022 (d) Second Round if needed Jun 17, 2018 Grenada Grenadian House of Representatives Jun 23, 2022 (t) Snap Mar 13, 2018 Grenada Grenadian Senate Jun 23, 2022 (t) Snap Jul 8, 2008
- Papua New Guinea National Parliament of Papua New Guinea Jul 9, 2022 (d) Date not confirmed Jun 24, 2017
- Tunisia Referendum Jul 25, 2022 (t) Confirmed Oct 24, 1999
- Senegal Senegalese National Assembly Jul 31, 2022 (d) Confirmed Jul 2, 2017
- Congo (Brazzaville) Congolese National Assembly Jul 10, 2022 (d) Confirmed Jul 16, 2017
- Angola Angolan National Assembly Aug 3, 2022 (t) Tentative Aug 23, 2017
- Kenya President Aug 9, 2022 (d) Confirmed Dec 27, 2007
- Kenya Kenyan National Assembly Aug 9, 2022 (t) Confirmed Aug 8, 2017
- Kenya Kenyan Senate Aug 9, 2022 (t) Confirmed Aug 8, 2017
- Brazil President Oct 2, 2022 (d) Confirmed Oct 30, 2022
- Brazil Brazilian Federal Senate Oct 2, 2022 (t) Confirmed Oct 7, 2018
- Brazil Brazilian Chamber of Deputies Oct 2, 2022 (d) Confirmed Oct 7, 2018
Climate change and ESG are clearly the latest flavors of the month for most new ETFs. Nevertheless, here are some new frontier and emerging market focused ETFs:
- 4/21/2022 – FlexShares ESG & Climate Emerging Markets Core Index Fund FEEM – Passive, equity, ESG
- 4/6/2022 – India Internet & Ecommerce ETF INQQ – Passive, equity, thematic
- 2/17/2022 – VanEck Digital India ETF DGIN – Passive, India market, thematic
- 2/17/2022 – Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF GEMD – Passive, fixed income, emerging markets
- 1/27/2022 – iShares MSCI China Multisector Tech ETF TCHI – Passive, China, technology
- 1/11/2022 – Simplify Emerging Markets PLUS Downside Convexity ETF EMGD – Active, equity, options strategy
- 1/11/2022 – SPDR Bloomberg SASB Emerging Markets ESG Select ETF REMG – Passive, equity, ESG
Frontier and emerging market highlights:
- 6/10/2022 – Infusive Compounding Global Equities ETF JOYY
- 5/3/2022 – ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF EMSH
- 4/7/2022 – DeltaShares S&P EM 100 & Managed Risk ETF DMRE
- 3/11/2022 – Direxion Daily Russia Bull 2X Shares RUSL
- 1/27/2022 – Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF INFR
- 1/14/2022 – Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 2X Shares LBJ
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