Welcome to our December Quarterly Report, with all the facts and figures complete to the end of December 2017.
On the world’s stock markets the last three months of the year were good ones: only one of the markets on which we report fell, and that only marginally. Two markets – the US and Japan – enjoyed double digit growth in the last quarter of the year, the former despite being battered by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Jose. However, good as their performance was, it wasn’t enough to secure our ‘stock market of the year’ title.
Let’s look at all the various regions and countries in more detail.