‘Anglosphere’ will struggle to repeat last year's performance

John Plender - Senior editorial writer and columnist at the Financial Times

From a capital market perspective 2011 could best be described as the triumph of the “Anglosphere”. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index returned 2.1%, outstripping the markets of all the other large economies. UK equities were down 2.6%, which compares more than favourably with declines of 16.5% for Germany, 15% ...

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