The Kospi index has just risen to a new all-time high despite South Korea’s political turmoil.
Italy used to be able to gain breathing space by letting its currency depreciate. Now that it’s part of the single currency, it can’t.
In a bid to crush the black economy and raise tax revenues, India’s government abolished money – or at least certain circulating notes. The result? A disaster, says Simon Wilson.
The question investors are asking is can Colombian president Santos get the deal with Farc ratified?
The Russian market appears to have turned the corner, with the rouble-denominated Micex index up by 11% this year.
All the ingredients for good growth are in place in India: the budget deficit has shrunk, inflation is down, and there has been a massive simplification of the tax system.
Nicolás Maduro’s government is keen not to scare off foreign creditors and has prioritised debt service over other urgent needs.
A clever bank meets an unsophisticated customer with a huge pile of cash. The customer and the cash part company. Did the bank do anything wrong? Simon Wilson investigates.
A power struggle between the shambolic, corrupt regime of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma and the country’s finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, means a volatile few months for the rand.
The death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand could deepen the country’s political divide and knock a post-coup recovery off course.
Investment trusts are cheap for a reason – but not one that should stop us snapping them up. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to fund manager Nick Greenwood.