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.
Articles written by Marina Gerner
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.
China’s main stockmarket index, the CSI 300, has had a roaring year so far, gaining 25% and outstripping its major rivals. And last week there was more good news for the bulls.
Despite fears over dwindling worldwide growth, global companies paid out more in dividends last year than any year on record
Despite all the gloom, European markets are in better shape than they’ve been for ages, and the stockmarkets look appealing.
A tweet from Donald Trump in favour of lower oil prices has put the cat among the pigeons.
Power cuts in South Africa are reminder of the mess Jacob Zuma left the country in. Cyril Ramaphosa still has plenty to do.
Donald Trump’s decision not to impose further tariffs n China gave stockmarket a fillip this week.