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FSB task force urges transparency in the battle against climate risk

Steve Waygood - 23 FEB 2017

The Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures has published its first set of recommendations for companies and financial institutions. These will help investors quantify climate-related risks, says Steve Waygood.

Global Global responsible investments


Luxury retail real estate: poised for growth or close to the limit?

Monika Sujkowska - 21 FEB 2017

The retail real estate sector is increasingly polarised between secondary locations and shopping destinations with a luxury profile. This divergence reflects two factors: the increasing significance of e-commerce and the growth of luxury shopping tourism. Can we expect this trend to continue?

Global Real estate


US banks: back on easy street?

Richard Saldanha - 16 FEB 2017

US regulatory reforms are firmly in President Trump’s sights, which could have significant short and long-term implications for the country’s banking sector, argues Richard Saldanha.

Equities Americas


India’s economic reforms: two steps forward, one step back

Will Ballard - 12 FEB 2017

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in 2014, investors expected him to enact sweeping economic reforms. While progress has been slower than expected, India is moving in the right direction, writes Will Ballard.

Equities Emerging markets


Emerging markets: is the engine for oil demand set to stall?

- 12 FEB 2017

Although oil demand is growing rapidly in India, the pace of expansion has moderated in other emerging markets including China and Brazil. As demand from emerging markets is vital in the global context, might the risks to the oil price be on the downside in 2017?

Global Equities Fixed income


The golden age of television

- 10 FEB 2017

Viewers and advertisers are the winners as legacy broadcasters fight back against the onslaught of the media insurgents led by Netflix and Amazon.

Global Equities Americas


A taxing conundrum

- 09 FEB 2017

The Republican Party’s proposals for the most radical overhaul of the US corporate taxation regime in a generation could have significant implications for equity and bond markets.

Equities Americas Fixed income