Amid all the excited talk about India and China, Vietnam is often overlooked. Yet it stands out for its past success and future promise.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
Gold has jumped by almost 30% since early January, and is back to two-year highs around $1,350 an ounce.
Last week’s local elections in South Africa reduced the ruling ANC’s grip on the country.
India has passed reforms paving the way for a single national rate of valued-added tax, which should give the economy a significant boost.
Jobs growth in the US can’t carry on at the current rapid rate without a rise in wages – and inflation.
For all the fuss about the Bankof England cutting interest rates and restarting its QE programme, it signifies practically nothing.
There were no nasty surprises in the latest European bank stress tests. But there is the usual whiff of “eurofudge” about the results.
The Philippines’ new leader, Rodrigo Duterte, rattled investors before his election in May by sounding like Dirty Harry. So far, however, his bark has proved worse than his bite.
Corporate profits underpin the stockmarket. So it is a pity that profits look terrible, especially in Europe.
The oil price is back on the slide after almost doubling in May.