Asia has been the best performing region globally this year because of China being the best performing market and tech being the best performing sector. In Hong Kong in particular the impact of Tencent has been extra-ordinary as the largest stock in the market with a current weighting of almost 12%.Read More
In Spain there are currently 428,000 millionaires with over 1 million dollars compared with 370.000 in 2016, according to a report by Credit Suisse published this week.
Most G10 currencies declined further against US dollar ( USD) . However, analysts from AXA IM remind that “the greenback has lost some steam”, appreciating just 0.5% over the past month.
US companies’ profits have exceeded forecasts by 4.6%, the European ones by 2% and Japanese firms by 6.7%. This has fuelled a strong rally in the stock markets in just a few weeks. But is there room for the markets to rise further?Read More
This Monday Colonial has launched a bid for all the shares in the socimi Axiare which it does not already own at a price of 18,50 euros/share. This means valuing the whole of the company at 1.462 billion euros. The transaction will allow Colonial to become a leader in the offices sector in Europe.Read More