The parliamentary elections in France resulted in a large majority for Macron and his Republican en Marche party, which gives him a strong mandate to pursue reforms and stimulate the economy.
India has had a strong start to 2017. After a shaky period at the end of 2016 when the reformist government took the radical step of withdrawing 86% of the currency from circulation overnight to tackle the ‘black economy’, economic growth has recovered and equities have rallied.
International investors have greater opportunity to benefit from China’s continued rise. As long as the apparent mood of compromise set by Trump and Xi persists, investors are likely to feel more confident about raising their allocations to China stocks, and increasing exposure to the country’s new economy sectors.