IFO business climate

Continuing Focus on Emerging Market Difficulties

January 27, 2014

Asian share prices were battered additionally at the start of the new week.  Stocks fell 2.5% in Japan, 2.6% in Indonesia, 2.1% in Hong Kong, 2.0% in Thailand and India, 1.8% in the Philippines, 1.6% in South Korea and Taiwan, 1.3% in China and Malaysia, and 1.1% in Singapore.  While the British Ftse followed suit […] More

Markets Less Fearful than Yesterday

May 24, 2013

The week is ending with somewhat less anxiety than Thursday, helped by Better-than-projected German IFO business climate in May. Better-than-expected German consumer confidence and French business sentiment. Soothing remarks from Japanese officials and ECB Pdt Draghi. The ability of U.S. stocks to close down only slightly on Thursday. Nonetheless, equities are mostly lower in the […] More