Indulge me for a bit and allow me to slam cryptocurrencies. There is just too much time devoted to studying initial coin offerings and while the blockchain is game changing, most digital currencies serve no economic purpose. I’m no Luddite but just because something is digital, doesn’t make it legit
My structural bearishness towards the pound has been problematic in 2017 due to: 1) Weakness in the USD, 2) a more hawkish Bank of England and 3) a more conciliatory tone by Theresa May towards Brexit negotiations. Boris Johnson's ambitions are about to change all this.
India’s stock market, measured by the Nifty 50, has been this year’s best performing regional index in USD-terms, up almost 28%, on higher inflows into emerging markets, the appeal of India’s long-term investment story, and optimism about Prime Minister’s Modi reform program.
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