World Federation of Exchanges (WFE): Encouraging Investment in Emerging Markets Hinges on Co-operative Effort

Emerging market exchanges and policy makers are keen to encourage international investors, who play an important role in the development of emerging economies’ public markets. International investors can provide additional capital, enhance liquidity, promote greater competitiveness and adherence to standards

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Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani: Maintaining and Expanding a Leading Edge

The smallest economy of the Gulf Region registered solid growth, adding a robust 2.4% to its GDP over the past 12 months, courtesy of a steady rise in crude oil prices and a buoyant non-oil private sector. Bahrain has little

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FMO: Unlocking Scale Potential of Green Bonds in India – Lessons from Global Markets

The global green bonds market has gone from strength to strength in recent years, with issuance for 2017 already exceeding $100bn, some $20bn more than the total issuance in 2016 and the first time this benchmark has been breached. According

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Davos: Seizing the Moment – Or Not

The man himself was unable to attend the proceedings in Davos – he has other commitments, including an appointment with destiny next Friday. In his stead, the future disruptor-in-chief dispatched his wingman Anthony Scaramucci to Switzerland to make comforting noises.

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Robert J Shiller: Understanding Today’s Stagnation

Ever since the Great Recession of 2007-2009, the world’s major central banks have kept short-term interest rates at near-zero levels. In the United States, even after the Federal Reserve’s recent increases, short-term rates remain below 1%, and long-term interest rates

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Nouriel Roubini: The Global Growth Funk

The International Monetary Fund and others have recently revised downward their forecasts for global growth – yet again. Little wonder: The world economy has few bright spots – and many that are dimming rapidly. Among advanced economies, the United States

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Mohamed A El-Erian: Is the Perfect Storm Over for Markets?

Earlier this year, financial markets around the world were forced to navigate a perfect storm – a violent disruption fuelled by an unusual amalgamation of smaller disturbances. Financial volatility rose, unsettling investors; stocks went on a rollercoaster ride, ending substantially

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IFC: Capital Markets Key to Development

Ending extreme poverty for good and building shared prosperity across the developing world takes money – a lot of money. Take infrastructure: for the foreseeable future, an estimated $50 billion per year is needed in Africa alone to deliver basic

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