The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.
Our index climbed a little higher in November, but underlying data gave little cause for cheer. Exports and rail freight volumes tumbled, investment in residential property suffered the steepest fall since Breakingviews records began in 2008, and pollution hit a 13-month high.
from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:
It’s been an interesting year, and the volatility we saw strikes some as a harbinger, with more divergence in monetary policy and the long-anticipated beginning of a Fed tightening cycle careening into the collapse of oil, setting up for an eventful 2016. For now, though, here’s a look at the top 10 stories in the markets over the past year:
British banks survived the Bank of England’s 2015 stress tests largely unscathed, but the assessment published earlier this month also underscored the vulnerability of the UK banking system to China.
The world economy may be set for another year like 2015, with modest growth in developed economies offsetting persistent weakness elsewhere but generating very little inflation and keeping interest rates low.