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Infographic: Emerging markets brace for 2019

  • Published at 09:52 am January 4th, 2019

Latin America’s two biggest economies start 2019 with new populist presidents while six other emerging market economies face elections which could further dampen investor confidence: Over 600 million Indian voters are expected to elect their next government between April and May, while Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo faces a rematch with his rival Prabowo Subianto. With South Africa’s economy in tatters and its youth frustrated, voters will decide in May whether to give the African National Congress (ANC) another term; and Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri is on the defensive after he sought a record $56 billion IMF bailout amid the collapse of the economy.