In this weeks investment insights the two main topics are the recovery of the global markets and the declining war fears. A tentative agreement was made that there will be an agreement to make a negotiated settlement that Syria will give up its chemical weapons.
- China economy is doing better as expected and helped European expectations of economic growth as China is a major trading partner of European Union. Remember that China is the second largest stand alone economy in the world. Together the European Union is the largest economy in the world, USA following in second, and China third.
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briefing-room/news/320999- russia-to-pressure-syria-to- give-up-chemical-weapons
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- The French put forth the idea of a negotiated settlement
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- Gold reaches deeper retracement as the war fears fade and investors regain confidence in the markets