Fall of the rupee highlights problems in emerging markets

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The rapid decline of the Indian rupee is drawing attention to mounting fears over the medium term future of emerging economies. Many countries in Asia and Latin America have served as boltholes for investors and as profitable markets for European manufacturers seeking alternatives to a continent mired in recession. But as their rates of growth decline, investors and exporters may have to rethink their strategies.

This article sheds light on the underlying issues and the implications for risk managers, investors and European manufacturers.