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Marina Gerner

Marina has a PhD in globalisation and the media from the London School of Economics, where she worked as a teaching assistant on the MSc Global Media. In 2014 she was invited to be a visiting scholar at Columbia University's sociology department in New York.

She has written for the Economists’ Intelligent Life magazine, the Financial Times, the Times Literary Supplement, and Standpoint magazine in the UK; the New York Observer in the US; and die Bild and Frankfurter Rundschau in Germany. She is trilingual and lives in London. She writes features and is the markets editor at MoneyWeek..

Germany’s equity culture recovers
Stockmarkets

Germany’s equity culture recovers

Many Germans burnt their fingers badly in the stockmarket in the late 1990s, and have continued to be wary of equities. But now, lousy returns on savi…
26 Apr 2019
What next for Indonesia?
Economy

What next for Indonesia?

The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, has won a second five-year term. Global investors will be watching him carefully.
26 Apr 2019
Global equities rally has room to run
Stockmarkets

Global equities rally has room to run

The rally in global equities may have further to go as investors return to the market.
26 Apr 2019
China’s economy is moving up a gear
Economy

China’s economy is moving up a gear

Last year, China’s economy suffered from the trade war with the US and the stockmarket was slumping. So Beijing decided to switch gears and stimulate …
25 Apr 2019
Trump’s next trade tit-for-tat
Economy

Trump’s next trade tit-for-tat

While the trade war between the US and China may now be settled in negotiations, a new trade dispute is looming over the global economy.
19 Apr 2019
Emerging markets bounce back
Stockmarkets

Emerging markets bounce back

Last year emerging market stocks fell by nearly a quarter, says Marina Gerner. But in 2019 it has been a different story.
19 Apr 2019
Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term
Isas

Stocks beat cash and bonds over the long term

Far more cash Isas are set up than stocks and shares Isas, says Marina Gerner. That's odd given the higher returns from stocks in the long run.
19 Apr 2019
Investors head for India
Economy

Investors head for India

Voting in the world’s largest election began this week in India and this time investors are looking forward to the results.
12 Apr 2019
Germany: is the gloom overdone?
Economy

Germany: is the gloom overdone?

Industrial orders in Germany have seen their sharpest drop in more than two years, defying hopes of a rebound in Europe’s largest economy. So what’s g…
12 Apr 2019
Sun comes back out on Wall Street
Economy

Sun comes back out on Wall Street

US stocks are going from strength to strength as improved data drives confidence. Marina Gerner reports.
12 Apr 2019
Australia’s economic bubble hisses air
Economy

Australia’s economic bubble hisses air

Australia’s long-booming economy is finally showing signs of slowing down.
5 Apr 2019
Will China’s stockmarket bounce last?
Stockmarkets

Will China’s stockmarket bounce last?

Chinese stocks have staged an impressive rally, outperforming every other national index in the world in the first quarter of 2019. Can that continue?
5 Apr 2019
Turkey is in trouble again
Economy

Turkey is in trouble again

Turkey's currency has slipped to an eight-month low against the US dollar, after a 40% slump in the first half of last year. The economy shrank by 3% …
29 Mar 2019
Inflation will surprise investors
Economy

Inflation will surprise investors

Central banks have revised down their inflation expectations. But the current subdued rate may not last.
29 Mar 2019
Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry
Commodities

Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry

The big diamond miners have become rattled by the growth of synthetic diamonds, at the same time as the price for natural stones is in decline.
29 Mar 2019
Latest recession scare is a false alarm
Economy

Latest recession scare is a false alarm

Markets have been spooked by the inversion of the US bond yield curve, which often – but not always – heralds a recession.
28 Mar 2019
British stocks are set to soar
Stockmarkets

British stocks are set to soar

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 …
22 Mar 2019
A shake-up at Japanese corporations
Economy

A shake-up at Japanese corporations

Improved corporate governance, better relationships with shareholders and more companies paying dividends. Japanese corporations are finally getting t…
22 Mar 2019
Investors flee European equities
Economy

Investors flee European equities

Slowing GDP growth and disappointing data has prompted the longest run of persistent outflows from European equities in a decade.
22 Mar 2019
Time to return to emerging markets
Emerging markets

Time to return to emerging markets

Emerging markets have been reinvigorated this year, with the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets at a six-and-a-half-month peak and developing-world curre…
22 Mar 2019
Uzbekistan opens up to investors
Emerging markets

Uzbekistan opens up to investors

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…
18 Mar 2019
Modi expected to win India's upcoming election
Economy

Modi expected to win India's upcoming election

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 we…
15 Mar 2019
Can the post-crisis bull market last?
Stockmarkets

Can the post-crisis bull market last?

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 back…
15 Mar 2019
Money printing: the cure that became a disease
Economy

Money printing: the cure that became a disease

Over the last ten years, major central banks have printed money and injected it into the economy in order to avoid another Great Depression.
14 Mar 2019
Expect China's economy to keep on growing
Economy

Expect China's economy to keep on growing

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 mor…
8 Mar 2019
Healthy growth in global dividends
Stockmarkets

Healthy growth in global dividends

Despite fears over dwindling worldwide growth, global companies paid out more in dividends last year than any year on record
8 Mar 2019
Investors should hunt for bargains in European markets
Stockmarkets

Investors should hunt for bargains in European markets

Despite all the gloom, European markets are in better shape than they've been for ages, and the stockmarkets look appealing.
8 Mar 2019
Trump's tweet scatters the oil bulls
Commodities

Trump's tweet scatters the oil bulls

A tweet from Donald Trump in favour of lower oil prices has put the cat among the pigeons.
7 Mar 2019
Electric shock in South Africa – can stocks bounce back?
Economy

Electric shock in South Africa – can stocks bounce back?

Power cuts in South Africa are reminder of the mess Jacob Zuma left the country in. Cyril Ramaphosa still has plenty to do.
1 Mar 2019
Shares enjoy Trump bump
Stockmarkets

Shares enjoy Trump bump

Donald Trump's decision not to impose further tariffs n China gave stockmarket a fillip this week.
28 Feb 2019
Buy into Japan’s big bounce back
Economy

Buy into Japan’s big bounce back

Growth in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy after the US and China, rebounded strongly in the fourth quarter thanks to solid spending by househ…
22 Feb 2019
The US economic downturn: it’s only a matter of time
Economy

The US economic downturn: it’s only a matter of time

With the US economy facing headwinds from trade wars to slowing global growth, talk of a recession is picking up.
22 Feb 2019
The oil price soars – but can it last?
Oil

The oil price soars – but can it last?

The oil price has risen by nearly 25% so far in 2019, well in advance of any developed-world stockmarket. But the surge may not get a lot higher from …
21 Feb 2019
Germany narrowly avoids a recession
Economy

Germany narrowly avoids a recession

Germany's GDP growth was below the eurozone’s average at just 1.4% in 2018, down from 2.2% in 2017. And it's all down to reliance on what was once Ger…
21 Feb 2019
US housing market on shaky foundations
Property

US housing market on shaky foundations

The US property market has seen some of the weakest data since house prices finally began to recover after the financial crisis.
15 Feb 2019
South Korea is due a bounce
Emerging markets

South Korea is due a bounce

The gloom on South Korea may be overdone and investors may be in line for not only rising stock prices, but rising dividends too.
15 Feb 2019