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Quantitative Tightening and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets

In its May 15th meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) lifted its benchmark policy rate by 0.75% to 1.50%–1.75%, the most significant increase since 1994. The central bank also signaled an additional increase

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Greenbacks for a Green Future: It’s the Cost of Decarbonisation

Accelerating the transition toward low- or zero-carbon emissions is necessary to keep global warming at theoretically safe levels. That will probably bring price shocks associated with rising metal prices, energy costs, and carbon taxes — what has been called “greenflation”.

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Biggest Commodity Price Shock in 50 Years is Here

In addition to death and destruction in Ukraine, the Russian invasion brought several significant shocks to the global economy. The geopolitical consequences of the war reinforce the downward trend in trade globalisation and financial integration, with fresh rounds of disruption

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Paolo Sironi, IBM: 2022 Global Outlook for Banking and Financial Markets

In the third year of a global pandemic, the financial services industry appears to be acclimating to a new reality. Many temporary measures put in place are now poised to become permanent, and a new industry structure is emerging. While

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Kickstart Seed Fund: From Recession to Co-operation

Kickstart Seed Fund was founded in 2008. Yes, 2008 — and despite the recession, the company closed its first fund of $8m. The seed-stage venture capital firm is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and, as the name implies, its

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Evan Harvey, Nasdaq: Language Locks and Building Blocks

Language has been an inhibitor to the progress of sustainable business. Rather than putting a trendy new name on an essentially new business practice, a series of conflicting, complementary, and confusing labels has come into practice. Because this era is

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Jenny Just: The Deck Should Be Stacked — with Tech

US entrepreneur and fintech disruptor Jenny Just believes that girls should be taught to play poker. It’s a game that demonstrates strategy and risk-taking — two elements vital for business success. Growing up as a middle child surrounded by four

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Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike in inflation. Whether it’s cars or computers, we depend on silicon chips — and a global shortage is having some

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The Fed vs the Communist Party

Recent quarters, months, and weeks have seen a remarkable clash between the goals of the US Federal Reserve and Chinese Communist Party. One is trying to expand credit into a “supercharged, super-fair recovery”, the other trying to rein-in what they

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Anthony Scaramucci: Mooching Towards Washington, With No Polyester Suits in Sight

Entrepreneur and author Anthony Scaramucci has seen plenty of ups and downs — and the US presidency may not be out of his reach, despite an unfortunate beginning to his political career. Quintessential New Yorker Anthony Scaramucci was former US

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