Scoreboard: Russian comfort

Russia’s insistence that it won’t encroach beyond Ukraine, plus talk of Chinese economic stimulus, have investors poised for action.

Risk appetite improved on Friday night, helped along by decent data on both sides of the Atlantic. The data wasn’t top tier or anything but it was enough to remind market players that the global economy is improving. In Europe for instance, economic confidence improved in March and the business climate indicator rose to 0.39 from 0.36. Then over in the US, personal income and spending remained robust, both rising 0.3 per cent apiece. Nothing major, but enough.


{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'SMS Code Sent…' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles