The Russian stock market has fallen by 14% in the last month. David Thornton looks at whether that means bargains for canny investors – or a dangerous value trap.
Stocks: the MoneyWeek view
August 2014: Japan is reasonable The exuberance in global equities is looking increasingly irrational, but Japan still looks reasonably priced. With Abenomics on track, the Nikkei should have further to go. Emerging markets have been rallying - the Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil are among our favourites.
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The FTSE 100 turned back down yesterday, falling 0.6% to close at 6,730.
Swearing among CEOS hit a high after the recession, but as the recovery gathers steam, use of profanity is falling.
Russia, China and Japan are starting to take Latin America seriously, and money is pouring into the region. James McKeigue looks into the opportunities for investors.
Professional investor Xavier Hovasse favours reform-friendly emerging markets with a current-account surplus, strong growth prospects, and sensible monetary policies.
The media mogul is going on an $80bn shopping spree to grow his media empire. There’s a big global media shake-up going on, says Simon Wilson.
Growth in dividend payouts to UK investors has slowed to a crawl because of the strength of the pound.
It’s the busiest first half-year for mergers and acquisitions since the height of the credit bubble in 2007.
US stocks will end up in ”a fully fledged bubble”, says Jeremy Grantham of GMO.
Investors are bingeing emerging market debt. But this ‘irrational exuberance’ could result in a nasty hangover
Despite the recent escalation of the Ukraine crisis following the downing of flight MH17, markets have bounced back.
Joko Widodo may have won Indonesia’s presidential election, but reforming the economy won’t be easy.
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