2016 can be described as a revolutionary year in terms of political and economic events. The world’s main movers saw their equities heavily fluctuate after the occurrence of each development topped by the Election of Donald trump to the aggravation of the Syrian crisis and the Brexit’s declaration. This year was also marked by structural efforts to reduce overcapacity, geopolitical events—such as the coup d’état in Turkey and potential policy changes in the U.S. The beginning of the year debuted with plunge in global equities, as the Fed increased interest rates by 25 basis points, in December 2015, for the first time since 2006. Against this backdrop, many central banks in the developed world have maintained loose monetary policy which aims to support consumption and investment. Nonetheless, the year ended on a positive note for major indices.
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Stock MarketsThe Big Gainers of 2016