UPDATE: Scotland Votes “No” on Independence
On September 18, Scotland voted “No” on independence from the U.K. by a 55%-to-45% margin.
Scottish Independence Vote Shakes Up U.K. Economy
While the outcome has yet to be decided, the toll on the economy of the U.K. has been substantial.
Investors Keep Close Eye on ISIS Insurgency, Impact on Economies
Moves by the European Central Bank and Western governments to ensure liquidity in the global financial system provide support as ISIS threat continues.
China Muni Bonds Now Offer More Transparency, Regulation
China migrates toward greater openness of its financial markets and a changing approach to regulation and transparency.
Mexico Energy Reform Opens New Investment Possibilities in Oil, Gas and Beyond
International oil companies and foreign investors are excited by the huge step Mexico has taken to open up its energy sector to private participation.
QE Impact on Europe, Japan and U.S. Differ Greatly
The targets abroad are European unemployment and Japanese deflation.
New Suriname Gold Mine Opens Opportunities for Frontier Market Investors
For investors in frontier markets, the development of Newmont’s new Merian gold mine may signal the start of yet another potential investment opportunity.
Silver Pricing Change Takes Effect; Other Metals to Follow
A 117-year-old pricing system has changed.
Defensive and Cyclical Swiss Equities Prove to Be Good Investments
As global uncertainty prevails and investors seek safe havens, Swiss equities and the Swiss franc have benefited and will continue to do so.
China Antitrust Enforcement Harms Multinationals
International companies in industries as varied as pharmaceuticals, cement, milk and cars have been swept up in recent Chinese antitrust enforcement actions.