In December 2015, we saw a right-wing party come to power in Argentina under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri.
Mexico is known for its industrial base. In 2015, vehicles constituted about 23.7% of Mexican exports, followed by electronic equipment at 21.3% of exports.
On February 17, 2016, the Central Bank of Mexico decided to hike its benchmark rate by 50 basis points to 3.75%. This move should help pull back inflation.
With its large amount of copper resources, Chile accounts for over a third of global copper output. Copper accounts for about 55% of all Chilean exports.
Economic indicators coming from Brazil are already reversing trend. Its current account surplus grew 5% in 2H15, filling in the gap created in 2014.
Despite its being one of the biggest commodity exporters when it comes to iron ore and oil, Brazil is the least competitive nation within BRICS.
Inflation in Brazil continues to soar. It’s at 10.4% despite the central bank’s several attempts at interest rate hikes.
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) CEO and chairman, thinks the Chinese economy (FXI) has the potential to house 30% of the world’s largest companies in the next 20–30 years.
Using cutting-edge technology in oil and gas, General Electric wants to bring energy to the world. This segment contributes ~15.1% to industrial revenues.
Agricultural output was reduced due to adverse weather conditions that made food prices soar. Let’s look into some key reasons for the high inflation.
South Africa’s unemployment rate was as high as 25% in 2015. The high unemployment rate has been a serious issue in the country for several years now.
The mining and quarrying industry in South Africa witnessed sharp falls. Possible reasons include falling commodity prices globally and weakened demand.
From 2011 to 2013, the same-store sales growth of Qdoba Mexican Eats outperformed the same-store sales growth of franchisee-owned restaurants.
The FPI, which was on a losing spree before December 16, came back strongly. Indian stock markets also started gaining.
In general, 2015 did not give good returns to investors in the Indian equity market. The S&P BSE Sensex, considered as a benchmark index, gave returns of -3.7% in 2015.
After the first four months of an impressive net inflow of FPI, Indian equities lost a substantial investment of foreign money. August 2015 witnessed the highest exodus of foreign money from Indian equities.
In this article, we will analyze the sector-wise performance of Indian stocks for 2015—a dismal year for all sectors.
In this series, we will analyze the performance of the Indian equity market in 2015. The S&P BSE Sensex, considered as a benchmark index, gave a return of -3.7% in 2015, expressed in Indian rupees.
The Canadian dollar had the biggest slump of the major currencies in 2015 as it lost nearly 15% of its value against the major currencies like the US Dollar, hitting a 12-year low.
The Australia dollar is heavily linked to commodity prices and the Chinese economy, which is the major source of demand for Australian exports.