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Articles written by Marina Gerner
Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.
The FTSE 100 is yielding more than double America’s S&P 500 index. But it’s not just blue-chip multinationals that are cheap. Domestically orientated British stocks are, too.
Improved corporate governance, better relationships with shareholders and more companies paying dividends. Japanese corporations are finally getting their act together.
Slowing GDP growth and disappointing data has prompted the longest run of persistent outflows from European equities in a decade.
Emerging markets have been reinvigorated this year, with the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets at a six-and-a-half-month peak and developing-world currencies up against a weaker dollar. And the rally looks set to endure.
Few had expected Uzbekistan’s president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, to change much when he took over in 2016. But he has embarked on major reforms, making it a frontier market to watch.
India’s benchmark Nifty 50 index has jumped to a six-month high following the announcement that India’s national election will take place over five weeks between mid-April and late May.
Last August the S&P’s bull market became the longest since World War II. Pundits have been predicting its end for some time now, but the economic backdrop suggests that there is no immediate reason to be bearish.
Over the last ten years, major central banks have printed money and injected it into the economy in order to avoid another Great Depression.