With talk of a trade war hampering equities in a region that is dependent on exports, investors are going cold on Europe.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
Donald Trump has fired the first shots in a US-China trade war, slapping tariffs on $34bn of Chinese imports, with another $16bn to follow soon.
America’s benchmark S&P 500 stockmarket index has been in a bull market since March 2009 – or just over 3,400 days. It is only 50 days short of the longest post-1945 bull run, October 1990 to March 2000.
In the first half of 2018, the value of global M&A reached $2.5trn, a 65% jump on the same period last year and a first-half record.
With the Shanghai Composite index down by a fifth since its latest peak in January, Chinese stocks are into official bear-market territory.
Greece is finally emerging from its financial rescue programme, but it will have to keep a tight lid on spending for years.
Investors’ flight form Turkey, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan won last Sunday’s election, is making a nasty recession all the more likely.
Oil cartel Opec’s decision to raise production was seen as bullish for the oil price, even though a lot more crude is heading to market.
General Electric’s eviction from a key American stockmarket gauge is a reminder to check what’s in an index.
It’s starting to look a lot like 2001 as analysts have been warning for some time that the technology sector is back in a bubble.