1. Bear hugs After swallowing markets from Germany to China, the bears reached U.S. shores in December. Markets there are fighting back but the outlook is not great. For one, growing numbers of global indices have notched up the 20 percent peak-to-trough drop denoting a bear market. U.S. stocks, which seemed invincible until mid-year, have posted the worst December performance since the Great Depression. Second, the world economic outlook is steadily darkening and upcoming PMI data should confirm that. Sure, the U.S. economy is still expanding nicely. But when high-growth, investor-darling tech stocks fall prey, it shows optimism about growth is fizzling. And segments such as the Russell 2000 small-cap benchmark are stuck deep in the bears’ lair. Small firms often carry higher debt loads than larger peers so falling share prices highlight credit risks. In Europe, Germany’s DAX fell to the bears in early December and the euro zone bank and auto sectors are down a whopping 40 … [Read more...] about Take Five: The Year of the Bear! World markets themes for the week ahead
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The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange was up 0.17 per cent to 924.16 points. — Photo freedomsphoenix.com The market recovered strongly on Thursday morning thanks to optimistic investors and positive information from the global market. The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange was up 0.17 per cent to 924.16 points. It added 0.39 per cent to close at 922.56 points on Wednesday. On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index climbed 1.08 per cent to end at 105.02 points. It slipped 0.01 per cent to end at 103.90 points on Wednesday. Nearly 106 million shares worth a combined VND2.3 trillion (US$99 million) were traded on the two bourses. World stock markets rose on Wednesday, with Wall Street tipping higher on gains in technology and energy shares, while oil rebounded from a steep sell-off as U.S. government data pointed to strong demand. Oil prices rose about $1 a barrel on Wednesday, bouncing from the lowest levels in months, after U.S. government … [Read more...] about Shares rebound with world markets
VietNamNet Bridge - A deal worth $6 billion is expected to be officially inked in Washington DC at the end of June between Bamboo Airways, belonging to FLC Group, and Boeing. Trinh Van Quyet, president of FLC Group Bizlive quoted its sources as reporting that the Vietnamese aviation market may expect a large deal under which the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing will provide 10 latest-generation aircrafts. The planes are Boeing 787-9 with 5-star interiors which will be used for long distance from Vietnam to Europe and the US, commencing from 2020. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV), by the end of June 2017, Vietnam had 157 aircraft registered under its name, or 17 aircrafts more than the same period of 2016. Of these, 96 aircraft belong to the nation’s flag air carrier Vietnam Airlines, 13 to Jetstar Pacific and 40 to Vietjet Air. Meanwhile, Vasco, Hai Au, Hanh Tinh Xanh and Ngoi Sao Viet own the remaining eight aircraft. By the end of June 2017, … [Read more...] about VN aviation market: billion-USD deal to be made public this month
Brokers say market recovery in sight this monthPhuong Thao HCMC – The local stock market is expected to make a sharp turnaround this month as business results in the second quarter of listed companies will support investor sentiment, said Nguyen XuanBinh, deputy director of analysis and investment consulting unit of Bao Viet Securities Company. This month, the market will receive supporting news instead of the shortage of positive information in May. Besides, the launch of covered warrants is expected to give a boost to the VN-Index, Binh was quoted by vietstock.vn as saying. Regarding the banking sector, the expert said credit organizations have seen sharp correction last month after making impressive gains since early this year. Therefore, bank stock prices have become more affordable after the heavy losses. Lenders are forecast to bounce back in the coming time as they will benefit from the faster pace of economic growth in the second half. However, banks may not play the … [Read more...] about Brokers say market recovery in sight this month
VietNamNet Bridge - Both Vietnamese and foreign investors are rushing to pour money into coffee farms and coffee house chains as the market is very promising. But not all of them will succeed. More new coffee brands have turned up More new coffee brands have turned up in the Vietnamese coffee market, where ‘veterans’ like Trung Nguyen, Vinacafe Bien Hoa and Nestle are holding their firm positions. Three ‘big guys’ Though the trio has similar products, each has special characteristics which make them original. Trung Nguyen ranks Number 1 in terms of diversity with many coffee products, from instant to roasted coffee to civet coffee. Nescafe provides a wide range of mineral water products, food for children, and coffee and dairy products. Meanwhile, Vinacafe only focuses on products made of coffee, offering diverse coffee flavors for choice. More new coffee brands have turned up in the Vietnamese coffee market, where ‘veterans’ … [Read more...] about Is it easy to make money from Vietnam’s coffee market?