Vodafone/Kabel Deutschland Merger Bodes Well For Europe, but Recession Could Dampen Demand for Quad-Play
The acquisition of Germany’s largest cable provider, Kabel Deutschland, by Britain’s Vodafone is exciting news that bodes well for merger and acquisition activity in Europe.
Financial Services Industry Ranks Dead Last in Consumer Trust: CFA, Edelman
Despite that lack of trust, conﬁdence in the markets remains high, according to a study.
Top Portfolio Products: New Income Indexes for Pre-Retirees From BlackRock
Plus, Fidelity to launch 10 ETFs with BlackRock as subadvisor, KraneShares rolls out China Internet ETF, and American Century introduces retirement share class.
NASDAQ Dividend Achievers: Proven Performance
When it comes to consistently rising dividends, execution and excellence are paramount.
Bernanke’s Bond Buy Cut Back Slices Into Mexico Market
As one of the hottest emerging market economies of the past few years, Mexico has been doing well—but the second largest economy in Latin America could be in for some hard times in months to come, thanks to its neighbor to the north.
China Fights EU Dumping Tariff; Plans to Boost Solar Sales Abroad
Despite a recently imposed EU tariff on Chinese solar panels and the bankruptcy of a major producer, solar still looms large in China’s energy plans, both domestically and abroad.
Africa: Opportunity Beyond the S in BRICS
Investors considering going a bit farther afield than EU countries, Japan and other developed markets might want to consider Africa—and not just South Africa.
High Growth Prospects Create Investor Opportunities in Central Asia
The IMF predicts 5.5% growth for Central Asia in 2013, but “we’ve only scratched the surface of the great potential there,” says Global X Funds CEO Bruno del Ama.
Top Portfolio Products: Salient Launches Pure Trend Fund
Other new products introduced over the last week include a new ETF from Global X and Total Income+ Real Estate Fund from Bluerock.
Myanmar: Once Known for Rubies, Now an Investment Hotspot
Previously best known as Burma and for its rubies, Myanmar is now presenting international investors with ripe opportunities as the country shakes off the yoke of a military dictatorship.