A compendium of Predictions for 2016 from News Sources more
Chinese investment into Europe hits record high in 2014 · FDI transactions worth $18bn in past year, $55bn since 2009 · Investment doubled in 2014 after 2013 dip · UK, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany leading destinations · Food, Energy and Real Estate sectors of choice more
Investors need to concentrate on whole-portfolio construction and adopt a rigorous approach to identifying sources of returns more
Dovish Views Dominate as FOMC Holds Back on Rate Hike• Low inflation and global financial market volatility to blame for another FOMC delay• A few members pushed out expectations for liftoff – now 3 votes… more
This month’s focus is on the Fed’s pending interest rate hike.How will the Fed interpret economic developments in the nextfew days? Will the latest improvement in labor market data beenough to push them to a September rate hike? more
Online lenders to small businesses use innovative methods to gauge creditworthinessBanks can leverage their big data capabilities to more effectively serve customersSmall businesses customers heavily favor face-to-face interaction, making the retail bank indispensable more
Signs of weakened liquidity are evident across fixed income markets. Caused by supply and demand imbalances, the most visible changes of the post-recession liquidity conditions are buy-side dominance… more
Governor of Puerto Rico calls for restructuring and reform on $72 billion debt. Puerto Rico met its debt payments due Wednesday, avoiding default. Population outflow and low business investment suggest… more
Short-term financial volatility is expected but will fade as things shake out for Greece. U.S. trade, investment, and banking exposure to Greece remains very low. Fed unlikely to delay first rate hike… more
The rapid rise of trade in part of components –in the context of an increasingly important global production chain – is a key future of Asia’s economic miracle. This paper aims at analyzing empirically… more
On 3 July 2015, the EBA published the final technical standard on the criteria for determining the minimum requirement for own funds and eligible liabilities for bail-in – the so-called MREL. With the… more
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