A slew of recent arrests in Saudi Arabia have investors on edge. In a surprise move, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman conducted sweeping arrests of high-ranking and public officials under what was deemed to be “a corruption purge”.
Argentina’s legislative elections—slated for October 27, 2017—will be a de facto referendum on President Mauricio Macri’s economic-reform package. While slow to start, his shock-therapy approach appears to be bearing fruit as the country finally wrenches itself free of years of protectionist Peronism.
Despite the rise of synthetic fibres, cotton remains a major contributor to the textile market, with a share of about 40 percent. World production of this natural fibre is estimated at 30 million tons per year, with the main producers in 2016 being India and China, ahead of the United States and Pakistan.
One of the most interesting topics when discussing the switch from coal to green energy is the price. This discussion was raised when US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the COP21 Paris Agreement.
Wall Street has been showing mixed results lately. The Dow Jones has suffered from the recently published 2017 first-half results of the American banking sector.
Among the discussions and agreements that arose during the G20 summit held at the beginning of July in Hamburg, Germany, the problem of steel-production overcapacity was one that will have to be settled once and for all.
What happened at the last general shareholders assembly of ExxonMobil needs to be noticed, as it is probably marking a symbolic change in the attitude of big investors towards the changing climate.
Just weeks after the failed merger with Deutsche Börse, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) group is back on the offensive. The LSE will spend $685 million (£534 million) to strengthen itself in the index market.
Many investors, individual as well as institutional, rely on market experts and forecasters when making investment decisions. But are the predictions of Wall Street gurus always trustworthy?
According to the International Grains Council (IGC), large harvest volumes and generally favorable conditions for Northern Hemisphere producers weighed on wheat export prices in March, with the price index falling by 3 percent to its lowest level in almost four months. Cereals are facing a tense situation.