2012 review

The wait is finally over – here are the answers to the beyondbrics quiz of the yearRead more

If 2012 for emerging markets could be summed up in a few words, they would probably be “the search for yield”.

That was a change from 2011, when the keynote was “the flight to safety”: market panic drove investors away from risky EM assets and into the safest possible developed market ones. But in 2012, as growth in developed economies continued to stagnate and real yields on some AAA sovereign debt turned negative, investors started looking further afield. With healthier public balance sheets and fast growing economies behind them, EM government bonds saw a surge of inflowsRead more

After charts of the year and guest posts of the year, here is a list of the 15 most clicked on beyondbrics posts of 2012.

In reverse order… Read more

A year in charts, as selected by you, the beyondbrics readers. The themes of the year are India, China, GDP and, above all, oil. Read more

Alongside the various FT correspondents around the world, beyondbrics plays host to a wide range of guest writers, among whom you’ll find business leaders, academics, market insiders and politicians – and this year, particularly of from Russia.

Which contributions did our readers like the most? Here are the top 10 most read guest posts of 2012. Read more

Trivial Pursuit not doing it for you? Test your knowledge of emerging markets with the beyondbrics quiz of 2012. Ten questions, with the results to be published in January. Answers to be left in the comments below – or you can email us. The prize will be something useful or drinkable. Probably. But have fun! Read more

If you had $100 at the start of 2012, and took a punt on a few emerging market exchanges, which ones would have made you a fast buck, and which would have reduced you to tears?

Chart of the week takes a look at the 10 top and bottom performers in 2012. Read more