Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner’s populism and indecisiveness in dealing with a debt hangover is a poor business card (photo: dpa)

Investors look for reform and good governance on top of returns

Investors are facing continued low returns in the West as interest rates remain low in the short-term. This provides an opportunity for developing economies to attract money to invest and develop growth. But investors now want reforms and good governance in these countries as well as a return on their investment.

<i>Low interest rates and economic stagnation in the West could encourage investors to buy bonds and stocks in developing countries. This could give developing countries a new opportunity to acquire cheap capital, carry out structural reforms, and accelerate their rates of economic growth. But investors considering developing economies will be more selective looking fo...

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Professor Enrico Colombatto
LDCs are vulnerable to what happens to energy markets, more so than Western countries. If oil prices jump to some US$120 per barrel because of political tensions in Russia or the Middle East, the competitiveness of many LDC producers may be compromised. India and Turkey seem particularly exposed
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