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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Northern Ireland Shilly-Shally has Experts Fearful of New Trade War

The UK’s disentanglement from the European Union has been a source of instability in international trade, and is now giving rise to a more serious concern: the possibility of a trade war. Unrest has escalated since the UK government tabled

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Patrik Lundström: Break on Through to the Green Side of Clothing Production…

Every entrepreneur wants to build a business on a breakthrough process; not many have done so. On the back of a breakthrough process, perhaps; but true pioneers are thin on the ground. We have one for you here, though, all

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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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Martin Höfeler: Fashions Come and Go, but Style — and Environment — are Forever

It’s all about sustainability in 2022, and there’s likely to be no lessening of focus in coming decades. Sustainability matters, in a way that other modern notions and buzzwords don’t. People matter; the planet matters. In the fashion industry, brands

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What You Need to Know About Stockholm+50

On 2 and 3 June 2022, world leaders and representatives from government, business, international organizations, civil society and youth will gather in Sweden for Stockholm+50 – an international meeting to drive action towards a healthy planet for the prosperity of all. The

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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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Tamsin Lejeune: Saving the World in Style

Tamsin Lejeune, founder and CEO of the Ethical Fashion Forum and Common Objective, is uniting a global community behind a mission to make fashion more sustainable. Lejeune worked as an architect before striking out in the fashion industry. She grew

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WEF 2022: The World Is No Longer Flat

This week, a colourful cabal of cognoscenti gathered in Davos to offer diverse takes on the world’s most pressing issues. With climate change, war, pestilence, and a host of lesser plagues assailing the global village, there is not a dearth

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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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