• France under microscope

    France’s infighting over economic policy sparks EU concerns

    The French government must address its economy's "chronic" lack of growth potential, according to one fund manager following the weekend

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  • Moscow

    East Capital’s Jacob Grapengiesser on Russian sanctions

    Russian companies geared towards the consumer, such as food retailers, may still see high growth despite Western sanctions related to the Ukraine crisis, a fund manager that invests in the country says.

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  • Indices

    S&P 500 hits the 2,000 level for the first time

    The S&P 500 index hit the 2,000 level for the first time during intra-day trading yesterday, a rise of 300% from five years ago.

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  • Hired

    Christian Diebitsch joins Heptagon Capital

    Heptagon Capital has hired Christian Diebitsch following investor calls for a European equity product with the same type of investment approach he has used for ten years.

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  • Survey2

    Institutions rate emerging market equities top asset class

    New research has shown that institutional investors see emerging market equities as the most attractive asset, in terms of risk and return over the next six to twelve months.

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