Online-Only Banking a Boost to Emerging Markets
The launch of Tencent’s online-only private bank venture, WeBank, has highlighted a new area of expansion for companies in China and emerging markets in general.
France Economy Could Get Much-Needed Boost From Labor Law Changes
In a few weeks, the French government will vote on an important series of economic reforms designed to invigorate the country’s private sector.
New Italian Prime Minister Creates Uncertainty for Investors
Italy could be in for a bit of a rough ride thanks to the resignation of its longest-serving president, Giorgio Napolitano.
E-Commerce Opportunities Heat Up Across Asia
Although e-commerce has been talked about for a while, the sector is starting to really heat up now.
China Casino Crackdown Rattles Gambling Investors
Hong Kong officials launched the New Year with a freeze in assets of Cheung Chi-tai, a major player among casino junket operators.
Europe 2015: Investors Take Stock as Deflation Becomes a Reality
As investors closely watch the ECB, what’s their take on Europe in the coming months? Here is what three of them had to say.
Is Greece Teetering on the Brink of Financial Disaster Again?
Snap elections on Jan. 25 could have a profound impact on the Greek economy, and, more broadly, on the EU.
Oil Price Decline Provides Support to Emerging Market Infrastructure Development
The fall in global oil prices has been a boon in numerous ways to those emerging market countries.
China Adds Hurdles for International Pharma Firms
Investors in the Chinese pharmaceutical sector might want to have another look at some of their investments under toughened laws.
Ruble Crisis, Currency Woes Weigh on Emerging Markets, but 2015 Still Holds Promise
Russia is in the midst of a full-fledged currency crisis, and there’s no telling how and when it will end.