The unrest in the world’s most important region for oil supply is certain to push prices higher. The 'Arab Spring' appears to be gaining strength across the Middle East.
If you were asked to hand over your money first and find out what exactly it is that you paid for at a later date, my guess would be that most of us would run a mile.
The Greek parliament passed new fiscal austerity measures at the weekend aimed at slashing the country’s debt to GDP levels to 120 per cent in 10 years.
The banking sector has suffered more over the past five years than any other sector, falling by more than two thirds and underperforming the FTSE All Share by a considerable margin.
The downgrades are likely to have a marginal negative impact, even though most of the changes in Moody’s ratings and outlooks were expected.
Love is in the air this month, and if St Valentine hasn’t spurred you into proposing, then you may find your other half takes the initiative from you and makes a leap year proposal on 29 February.
Last year Brazil became the sixth largest economy in the world but since then, Brazil has been one of the poorest performers in share price terms. But is now the time to give Brazil another look?
Risk is the watchword of the financial services industry at present and will remain so for some time to come with good reason.
Equity prices in emerging markets fell 18 per cent last year, but rallied by 10 per cent in January – strongly in Brazil, India and Russia.