Category: Investment

China Is The World’s Second Biggest Economy

In the last quarter of 2010, China has overtaken Japan to become the world’s second biggest economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that China’s Gross National Product was $5.75 trillion in 2010 compared to Japan’s $5.39 trillion. Although the Japanese economy grew by 2% in 2010, the Chinese economy outpaced it with growth of […]

February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Earnings Quadruple at Shell But Markets Remain Unimpressed

Strong Earnings and a Favorable Outlook Yesterday Shell announced a 375% increase in their 2010 fourth quarter earnings compared the same quarter in 2009 with a rise from $1.2 billion to $5.7 billion. This was on the back of a modest 5% increase in oil production, a 25% increase in sales volumes of Liquified Natural […]

February 3, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Stock Markets Down 33% In 2008

Investors saw a third wiped off the value of their shares in 2008 in the USA, Europe and the UK and two thirds in China UK FTSE 100 – down 31% USA Dow Jones – down 34% France CAC 40 – down 43% Germany DAX – down 40% Japan Nikkei – down 42%  China Shanghai  SSE 180 […]

January 1, 2009 | 0 Comments More