NEWS

Feb 03, 2012

Euro_equities_declineEuropean equities would drop in value by an estimated 20% if Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain (PIIGS) were to leave the eurozone, according to estimates from technology provider SunGard. The firm estimates EU banking stocks would be particularly hard hit and sustain a 25% loss, while global equities would also be severely affected with a 15% decline.

Feb 02, 2012

coins in squeeze 410The UK's austerity measures after the 2008 recession were disastrous and have extended the severest economic trauma in a century, according to British economist and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), David Blanchflower.

Feb 02, 2012

gold-bars1Pension schemes and sovereign wealth funds could push up the gold price as they increase allocations to the precious metal, according to HSBC's global head of asset allocation, Fredrik Nerbrand.

Feb 02, 2012

Emerging markets1Consumers will lead growth in the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies over the next decade rather than production, an emerging market strategist predicted.

Feb 01, 2012

graph_up_downA storming start to the year saw equity markets gain more than 6% in January and recover 60% of the loss made during 2011, according to S&P Indices.

Feb 01, 2012

Pensioner with caneFalls in equity markets and bond yields pushed nearly 1,500 UK defined benefit pension schemes into deficit in the nine months ending 31 December 2011, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) and the Pensions Regulator.

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