The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
Emerging markets as a whole will likely end this year with a slightly slower growth rate than in 2013, and the underlying growth dynamics for individual countries are diverging. For next year, we consider the negatives from falling energy prices outweigh the positives for most emerging economies. Given the recent trend in global economic growth as well as increasing pressure in the financial and commodity markets, we expect the moderating growth to continue for emerging economies in 2015. In addition, geopolitical tension and government policy shifts will add to uncertainties in the emerging world.