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1004 (81-90)
6. Juni 2018
About 250 years on from the first industrial revolution, we appear to be on the brink of a new age of automation, one dominated by complex robots and artificial intelligence. In this issue, we examine the impact of the next generation of automation on workers, industry, and society at large. Evidence from history, economics, and our industry analysts suggest that robots are more likely to complement us than replace us. [mehr]
4. Juni 2018
Asian economies have, collectively, grown at a remarkably stable rate over the past five years. Twenty-six consecutive quarters of GDP growth between 6% and 7% despite an occasionally challenging external environment – including the euro crisis, a volatile Japanese economy and large variations in energy prices – was a much better outcome than we, and we dare say most other observers, had expected. [mehr]
31. Mai 2018
Once more, Europe is becoming messy. We did not expect politics to turn so negative this year. The Italians face a difficult task of restoring investor confidence, and Italy is too important to ignore. But European volatility does not translate into US positivity; we believe the underlying dollar outlook remains negative, and the US midterms will add to political noise. Beyond the dollar, volatility breeds opportunity, and we identify numerous trades in currency crosses that should not be sensitive to messy American or European politics. [mehr]
30. Mai 2018
In our 7th annual DB survey of global prices and living standards, we rank 50 cities that are relevant to global financial markets. We consider Quality of Life, Salaries, Rents and Disposable After-Rent Income, and our Weekend Getaway, Cheap Date and Bad Habits indices. We then look at the individual series of the prices of goods and services. Our survey highlights relative prices around the globe and how they have changed over time. [mehr]
29. Mai 2018
Die digitale Transformation von Gesellschaft und Arbeitswelt erfordert dringend eine Aufwertung der Bildungspolitik. Sie beugt einer digitalen Spaltung der Gesellschaft vor, indem sie den Nutzen des digitalen Fortschritts für alle spürbar macht, also für jeden Einzelnen, Wirtschaft, Politik und Gesellschaft. Dafür sind rasch höhere Bildungsinvestitionen auf allen Ebenen nötig. Mittelfristig dürfte sich wohl kaum ein Investment für alle Teilnehmer so gut verzinsen wie Bildungsengagements. [mehr]
29. Mai 2018
The third and fourth pipeline strings for Russian gas transports through the Baltic Sea to Greifswald/Germany, which are also known under the term of “Nord Stream 2”, are now under construction, doubling the existing transit capacity of Nord Stream 1. The project continues to be highly controversial, given arguments that it might drive a wedge between the EU countries, the United States’ opposition and the risks it poses to the triangle of energy, environmental and security policies. That – also thanks to Germany’s initiative – Russian gas flows through the Ukraine look set to continue following the expiry of the old contracts in 2019 is a step forward and may foster acceptance of Nord Stream 2. In the face of the recent realignment of global gas trading, this would be in the interest of (nearly all) players. [mehr]
24. Mai 2018
Der soeben gestartete Bau des dritten und vierten Pipelinestrangs für russische Gaslieferungen durch die Ostsee nach Greifswald/Deutschland, unter dem Terminus „Nord Stream 2“ bekannt, verdoppelt die bisherige Transitkapazität von Nord Stream 1. Noch immer ist das Projekt äußerst umstritten, gilt als möglicher Spaltpilz in Europa, findet Ablehnung seitens der USA und stellt eine ernste Herausforderung für das Zieldreieck der Energie-, Umwelt- und Sicherheitspolitik dar. Der sich – auch aufgrund deutscher Initiative – abzeichnende Weitertransport russischer Gasmengen nach Auslaufen der Altverträge 2019 durch die Ukraine ist ein Fortschritt, der die Akzeptanz von Nord Stream 2 fördern könnte. Angesichts der zuletzt neuformierten globalen Gashandelswelt läge das im Interesse (fast) aller Beteiligten. [mehr]
23. Mai 2018
QE has been a controversial policy wherever it has been implemented, including in the euro zone. With the economy having expanded at the fastest rate in a decade in 2017, the ECB has already begun to scale back its asset purchases from EUR80bn per month at the peak to EUR30bn currently. The ECB is due to make its next decision on QE this summer. Our baseline expectation is that the ECB will announce in July the intention to finish QE at the end of this year. That will be a signal to markets and the economy that it is just a matter of time before the ECB’s other controversial monetary policy – negative deposit rates – is also withdrawn. [mehr]