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The end of globalisation: Reshaping food, fuel and factory supply chains

Thursday 30 Jun 2022

In recent decades globalisation has transformed economies, societies, and capital markets. More and more companies started operating on an international scale, enabling them to look beyond their homeland for manufacturing, supplies and labour. This period was accompanied by a marked decline in...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 30 Jun 2022

1. Chinese policymakers signalled an easing of their year-long crackdown on the information technology sector in May 2022. This has raised expectation that the record penalties and constraints on doing business in the sector are moving into the rear-view mirror. An example of the policy changes...

Is China’s technology sector primed for a big recovery?

Thursday 30 Jun 2022

News that China is easing its crackdown on the domestic technology sector could help boost the overall market and increase innovation in the world’s second largest economy. Technology stocks still dominate the Chinese stock market despite recent pressure on their share prices linked to a rotation...

How food group Kellogg’s breakup provides a blueprint for unloved Unilever

Thursday 30 Jun 2022

Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and Pringles maker Kellogg (K: NYSE) is to separate into three independently listed food businesses focused on snacks, cereals and plant-based food in a bid to unlock value for shareholders. Kellogg’s break-up is following in the footsteps of corporate giants such as GSK...

Under pressure: the stocks investors are betting against

Thursday 23 Jun 2022

Some of the UK’s best-known businesses are being targeted by hedge funds this year as investors’ nerves are shredded by inflation risks, rising interest rates and Russia’s war in Ukraine. British retailers such as ASOS ( ASC ) , B&Q-owner Kingfisher ( KGF ) and Currys ( CURY ) have seen short...

When might inflation peak and what is behind the surge?

Thursday 23 Jun 2022

Having initially underestimated how ‘sticky’ it would be, and faced with the added impetus of soaring energy prices due to the invasion of Ukraine, central banks around the world are being forced to hike rates to stop inflation rising, even at the risk of choking off growth. The latest inflation...

Fast growth stocks let you down? These four investments could be more dependable

Thursday 16 Jun 2022

After a multi-year run of impressive gains investors have been let down by fast growth stocks in 2022. The US technology-heavy Nasdaq index has fallen more than 20% since the start of the year as investors have suddenly balked at paying high valuations to gain exposure to the potential for...

Visa versus Mastercard: which could make you the most money

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

Buy something in-store or online these days and it’s a fair bet you’ll use a credit or debit card powered by Visa (V:NYSE) or Mastercard (MC:NYSE) . The use of digital wallets (PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay etc) may be growing rapidly, but Visa and Mastercard remain the giants in the electronic...

Broker ratings - how do they work and where do you find them?

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

We all wish we had a crystal ball to aid our investing. After all, knowing what the future holds in the markets would enable us to very quickly rack up the kind of returns which would allow us to retire to our own Caribbean island. So, it’s no surprise people are drawn to analyst forecasts. These...

Three ways to boost your retirement savings

Thursday 09 Jun 2022

Increasing life expectancy means we are living for longer than ever before. According to Office for National Statistics data, people aged 65 in 2020 on average can expect to live for another 20 years or more, and for those in very good health, it’s statistically quite possible that many will hit...

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