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Latin America undervalued

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on January 26, 2010

by David Pett, for Financial Post, January 26, 2010.

China, India and other emerging Asian countries have caught the full attention of investors over the past year. With near triple-digit stock returns and world-beating economic growth prospects, it’s easy to see why.

Developing markets in Latin America, on the other hand, have often been ignored. But being an impressive growth engine in its own right that also boasts attractive relative valuations, investors are bound to start taking more notice.

“It is not that hard to find value across Latin America and certainly the growth in the [region] augers well for its markets,” said Nick Chamie, head of emerging-market research at RBC Capital Markets in Toronto.

From a macro standpoint, Latin America benefits from many of the same strong fundamentals driving other major emerging market economies like China and India…(continue reading)

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