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| So, what’s in a border? Conventional wisdom suggests that borders divide people, societies, states, economies and legal systems. In the case of Brexit, however, the Irish border might just become the pulling factor that could keep (at least a part of) the UK in a close relationship with the EU.
In the fifth round of renegotiations regarding the modernisation of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, no progress was made on the major points of contention. Now the sixth round will take place in Washington in December 2017. While this is not AXA IM’s central scenario, there is still a risk that the negotiations break down.
Last Friday, the UK and the European Union finally presented a 15-page exit deal, ending six months of tedious negotiations. According to Julius Baer’s analysts “it was the breakthrough UK Prime Minister May needed so badly”, but looking at the details, “the deal contains some serious political stumbling blocks.”
Mara Tignino and Antonella Angelini | Since its establishment in 2012, the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights has been the global standard for preventing and addressing adverse impacts on human rights connected to business activity.
New generation of private Chinese manufacturers looks for opportunities on distant continent Africa, generating billions of dollars in economic activity.
Financing is no longer a priority for European SMEs. In fact, it has not been for a long time now. In this way, with cheap and extensive bank financing as a base, the SMEs can focus on their business.
In a BofAML released today and entitled A Year Ahead Forecast So Bullish, It’s Bearish, analysts draw three main conclusions: S&P 500 expected to climb to 2800 next year, despite sharp mid-year correction; inflation could be a global game-changer for stock and credit markets, and global economic growth accelerates,while the U.S. GDP capped by productivity and wages
Unicaja Banco offers a good investment opportunity which we consider is interesting from a price angle. UC is trading at a discount close to 50% – in terms of Price/Tangible Book Value – with respect to the main domestic banks (Caixabank, Bankia and Sabadell).
Mapfre said last Friday that it will restructure its business in the US “to optimise its profitable growth structure and concentrate the operations there in a smaller number of states.”