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Sustainability

Carbon Pricing and Financial Markets: The cheapest most expensive commodity

Various approaches to carbon pricing have been trialled in financial and capital markets, illustrating major changes in Enterprise Value.

5 min read | June 2021

Emerging Markets

It’s the Decade to Double Down on Chinese Equities

It is time for global investors to recognize China's scale and complexity, consider it a separate asset class and dedicate more resources and funds to this market.

3 min read | June 2021

Rates

A Measured Approach to ESG Investing

An overlay technique of consensus-ratings to improve the ESG quality of portfolios

5 min read | June 2021

Economics

How are Supply Constraints Affecting the US Labor Market Recovery?

Taking stock and looking ahead

4 min read | June 2021

Economics

Covid-19: India’s second wave is a humanitarian rather than an economic crisis

India’s second wave has resulted in a hit to mobility, unemployment rates and economic activity.

2 min read | May 2021

Economics

China: How the north/south divide highlights the credit risk disparity

The widening north/south divide could result in a vicious cycle of rising defaults and slower growth in northern China. Though we do not expect a national crisis, markets should be prepared for more defaults.

4 min read | May 2021

Economics

UK Housing Market: Boom or Bust?

An outlook for the UK's housing market, weighing the positives against the negatives

9 min read | April 2021

Sustainability

A new green finance paradigm

The pandemic has spurred a reset in values regarding social and environmental stewardship.

4 min read | April 2021

Economics

China: We see no fiscal cliff in 2021

With factors such as a moderate 2020 stimulus, tighter controls on property market financing and planned tapering, we believe China’s economy is unlikely to overheat.

2 min read | April 2021

Economics

Japan begins discussions on carbon pricing framework

Carbon pricing in Japan could focus on policy mix involving carbon tax, emissions trading, subsidies

3 min read | March 2021

Economics

Damocles: Our early warning indicator of EM exchange rate crises

Two countries – Egypt and Turkey – are currently at risk of a currency crisis with Romania coming close behind, just under the 100 threshold.

3 min read | February 2021

Economics

US: Domestic Priorities for the Biden Administration in 2021

Vaccine rollout, pandemic support and infrastructure investment will likely be top priorities

5 min read | January 2021

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