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Year of Pain Sets Stage for 2021’s Top 10 Emerging-Market Themes

  • Vaccines, debt levels, policy changes among major issues
  • Others include China’s rise, Biden’s EM view, domestic unrest
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Some risks aren’t going away any time soon for emerging markets, irrespective of the overwhelming view among investors and strategists that 2021 will be a year of continued recovery.

Though the turbulence triggered by the coronavirus outbreak has given way to optimism that vaccines and central bank largess will keep the revival on track, a few themes are likely to keep dominating developing economies that collectively account for $30 trillion, or about 34%, of global gross domestic product.