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”.
Five of Latin America’s six largest economies will be choosing new presidents over the next 15 months. With such a substantial potential for fundamental change across the region, emerging-market analysts are wringing their hands at some of the candidates garnering substantial leads in their respective races.
Assuming Venezuela’s 2018 elections are free and fair, there is little hope for current President Nicolás Maduro. Under normal circumstances, Maduro would most likely walk away with the presidential election scheduled for December 2018.
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.
The first half of 2017 was a good “vintage” for equity markets. Wall Street peaked at record levels, with the Nasdaq gaining 15.8 percent so far this year and the S&P 500 Index more than 9 percent.
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.
Central bankers from around the world, who met recently in Sweden to discuss the reform of solvency ratios, did not come to an agreement. Behind a highly technical debate is the opposition of two different approaches on risk management, hiding also an economic war between Europeans and Americans.
US President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have placed a high priority on tax reform. Their goal is to boost the economy in the United States and sustain the corporates’ development.
The US National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Housing Market Index climbed to 71 in March 2017. Anything above 50 is considered positive. The current US sales index was also at a very high level, at 78, up seven points compared to February. The index of future sales was at 78, a gain of five points compared to the previous month.