The Great Debate UK

Is the re-pricing in stocks and oil complete?

-Jane Foley is research director at The opinions expressed are her own.-

The better tone in stock indices and oil prices that has appeared this week begs the question as to whether the bout of re-pricing is complete.

The correction lower was arguably necessary to allow for the fact that the fiscal repair process which has started in parts of the Eurozone and will soon spread to the UK and then to the US next year will cap growth prospects for the industrialised world.

The likelihood that most countries in the industrialised world will see growth in the region of 1 percent and 3 percent this year did not sit comfortably with the exuberance of the recent rallies in assets such as oil and stocks.