Bernward Reif, CEO of Otto Junker, looks over the factory floor at the company's metals plant in Simmerath, Germany, on February 19. The slowdown in Chinese growth has hit manufacturing hard in Europe’s biggest economy, with orders and output sharply contracting in January. Photo: Bloomberg
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Slowdowns in advanced economies have pushed investors to put money back into emerging markets – and ignore warnings

  • The hunt for high returns amid sluggish results for advanced economies has seen investors move back into emerging markets, including exceedingly risky ones

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Bernward Reif, CEO of Otto Junker, looks over the factory floor at the company's metals plant in Simmerath, Germany, on February 19. The slowdown in Chinese growth has hit manufacturing hard in Europe’s biggest economy, with orders and output sharply contracting in January. Photo: Bloomberg
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