The BRICs vs. The MIPS
The equity markets in Brazil, Russia, India, and China (the BRICs) have experienced tremendous appreciation due to economic growth, increasing by over 600% over the decade following the Asian Financial Crisis. However, the potential economic growth rate in these countries appears to have slowed as their focus has shifted to fixing outstanding structural issues.
By contrast, southeastern Asian countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (the MIPS) could enjoy stronger growth over the next decade, owing to improved fundamentals and positive demographic trends. Since the end of the global financial crisis, equity markets in the MIPS have substantially outperformed the BRICs.
NORMALIZED EQUITY INDEX PERFORMANCE FOLLOWING THE END OF CRISIS