5 Foreign Stocks You Can Snap Up at Bargain-Basement Prices

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Many of us find the prospect of investing in international stocks scary. With all the news lately about Europe's financial crisis and a big slowdown in emerging-market economies like China, that fear may seem justified.

But when an entire country's stock market gets crushed due to wider economic concerns, some promising stocks get unfairly punished.

Here are five foreign companies whose shares are trading now at attractive prices, along with explanations for why they're such bargains, and what their future prospects are.


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