top story List of Top Equity Returns Since 1900 Starts With South Africa

Through two world wars, the Great Depression and relentless redrawing of national boundaries since 1900, one group of countries gave investors the best stock returns. Commodity-rich nations such as South Africa, Australia, the U.S. and Canada enjoyed buffers against global turbulence because of their natural resources, but have developed their economies to rely on newer industries such as financials, technology and services, according to a joint study by Credit Suisse Group AG and the London Business School that scanned data going back 117 years. The study shows that no single industry can provide a lasting competitive advantage. In 1900, more than 80 percent of the U.S. stock-market’s value was in businesses such as railroads, which are today small or extinct.




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Uche Orji
CEO of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, speaks at the Ai Investment Summit
Bob Diamond
Co-Founder, Atlas Mara, speaks at the Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit
President Mahama
of Ghana speaks at the Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit
President Museveni
of Uganda speaks at the Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit

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