Global Investing

Three snapshots for Tuesday

April 17, 2012

Argentina’s debt insurance costs rose after the country moved to seize control of leading energy company YPF on Monday, ¬†Madrid called the move on YPF, controlled by Spanish company Repsol, a hostile decision and vowed “clear and strong” measures, while the EU’s executive European Commission warned that an expropriation would send a very negative signal to investors.¬†Of the countries in the MSCI Frontier equities universe Argentinian equities are the worst performer this year.

from MacroScope:

Springing back to life

April 22, 2009

The steady stream of less-bad-than-expected economic data has evidently been working as a builder of optimism. Confidence in improved economies and financlal market conditions is growing.