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Curious side effect to pandemic?

20. September 2021
Many corporates have penciled in a strong rebound in earnings this year backed by forecasts of robust pent-up demand. Yet, so far there is little evidence of the spending surge that so many expect. Corporates are not wrong to anticipate hefty spending; all the right ingredients are there. Savings jumped due to government stimulus and a lack of spending options. So what’s happening then? [mehr]

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14. Mai 2020
Corona-Krise und Klimawandel unterscheiden sich hinsichtlich der individuell gefühlten Betroffenheit und der Bereitschaft der Menschen, zur Lösung des Problems auf Gewohntes zu verzichten. Gemeinsam haben beide Herausforderungen, dass bessere technologische Lösungen notwendig sind, um hohe volkswirtschaftliche Kosten zu vermeiden. Bei der Corona-Krise zählen wirksame Medikamente und Impfstoffe gegen das Virus zu diesen Technologien. Beim Klimaschutz benötigen wir leistungsfähige, möglichst CO₂-arme, regelbare und kostengünstige Energieträger, die klimaverträgliches Wachstum ermöglichen. Daran sollten die klügsten Köpfe der Welt in den kommenden Jahren forschen. [mehr]
13. Mai 2020
After shrugging off a historic plunge in April employment, market participants will likely need to digest further record-setting monthly declines in core CPI inflation as well as April retail sales and industrial production. However, with financial markets seemingly numb to the bad data news, Fed Chair Powell's appearance on Wednesday may overshadow what is likely to be epic weakness in this week's economic data. [mehr]
22. April 2020
The economic slump is taking its toll on the banking industry. For the major US banks, profits in Q1 more than halved compared to the prior year, as loan loss reserves jumped. Revenues declined moderately with weakness in interest income and fees and commissions partly compensated for by a jump in trading income. Deposits, loans and other assets surged because clients hoarded liquidity. Banks’ capital ratios fell only somewhat and they remain well capitalised. Banks in Europe may have faced similar trends overall but will probably have benefited less from the supportive trading environment and suffered more from declining capital ratios. They are also handicapped by their much lower starting level in terms of profitability. [mehr]
24. März 2020
The world economy has, to all intents and purposes, ground to a halt with widespread social distancing and lock-down measures resulting in the closure of restaurants, retail, travel, sporting events and many other business. The impact on local and global growth is unlike any other period in the past as governments come up with economic rescue packages underwritten by central bank easing. [mehr]