Spain Could Follow Greece Down Anti-Austerity Trail
As Greece dukes it out with the E.U. over ending the bailout and its attendant austerity measures, Spain is no doubt watching very carefully.
Brazil’s Petrobras: A Buying Opportunity?
The disappointing choice of Banco do Brasil chief Bendine to head oil company Petrobras has darkened sentiment on Petrobras, Brazil and the Brazilian markets.
Lithuania’s Euro Adoption Strengthens Western Ties
Lithuania adopted the euro on Jan. 1, becoming the third Baltic state to do so, at a critical time considering E.U. sanctions against Russia.
Emerging Markets Debt a Good Bet, Investors Say
Investors have been keen on emerging market debt because of the higher yields it’s been offering.
Swiss Franc Cap Lift Sends Currencies Tumbling
Switzerland threw the financial world into chaos when, on Jan. 15, its central bank lifted the cap on its currency.
Can New Finance Minister Turn Brazil Around?
Brazil, though important, has been one of the most out-of-favor markets for a considerable period of time.
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.