International Market Review & Outlook - March 2012 Pt. 1

Global stock markets were a mixed bag in March, as gains in the US and Japan were offset by losses in the emerging markets and Europe (excluding Germany). Japan posted an unex- pected trade surplus for February after four straight months of deficits, driven by strong ex- ports to the US. In contrast, Euro-region unemployment rose to its highest level in more than 14 years (10.8%) while manufacturing contracted for an eighth straight month, adding to signs that the region probably slipped into recession in the first quarter. Click on CFAL Global Market Review - March 2012 to read more...


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