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Morgan Stanley is supporting developed European markets to be the best performers over the next two years, and has identified 30 emerging market stocks that will benefit.
EU nations got off to a slow start launching vaccines and their economic recovery compared to some of their global peers, with several countries reintroducing lockdown measures earlier in the year. But many analysts now see that the continent offers the strongest growth prospects as the recovery picks up steam.
In its Global Exposure Guide, released Monday, the Wall Street investment bank set out its regional preferences in order of Europe, Japan, emerging markets, and the U.S. In fact, Europe was one of the few regions where Morgan Stanley economists projected stronger GDP growth in 2022 than 2021.
“We expect the region to continue to be a relative beneficiary of global reflation trends and rising bond yields,” the report said.
“In addition, the EU recovery fund will be launched in the second half of 21, which will provide strong support for economic growth in the coming years.”
Here’s how Morgan Stanley aims to gain European exposure through emerging markets: