African Defaults Cripple Emerging Markets Debt MarketRupert Hargreaves
As markets rally off the back of improving economic data from Europe and the United States, problems are brewing in emerging markets, which no longer appear to be the go to growth markets for investors.
Emerging market investor sentiment reached its peak in 2013 when Mozambique issued its now infamous “tuna bond.” Maturing in 2023 the bonds were initially billed as being for the development of a fishing company, but several years later it emerged the proceeds had been used for naval vessels and other security equipment. At . . .
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