World economy

STAR index

An East wind for technology companies – new STAR Index

Manuel Moreno Capa (Director of GESTORES) | China already has its Nasdaq, its stock market for technology companies – the STAR index. Well, with certain differences: only 25 companies are listed on it, compared to the 3,000 listed on the Nasdaq. But it does not matter. The wind from the East blows hard and will drive technology funds, high risk products, but also with elevated potential returns in the medium and long term.


EU perfect storm

Enjoy the holidays: Autumn could get nasty

Shaun Riordan │Many of us are already enjoying our summer holidays. Others are packing now, looking forward to relaxing on the beach, or in the mountains. Wherever we are taking our holidays we should make the most of them. A perfect storm is brewing which could hit Europe hard in the autumn, with devasting economic and political consequences.




Global Trade

“We do not see data pointing to a recession, for now”

Esty Dwek (Natixis) | Ongoing weakness across manufacturing and trade shouldn’t be a surprise, but service sectors continue to hold up, even showing a small rebound in June. Overall, we expect slower but stable growth around trend levels for the major economies.

 


what are our contingencies and backups for catastrophic climate change?

Ecosystems

Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo | It is today unquestionable that containing the natural deterioration of our planet requires actions, not just words.


New regulation on anticrisis buffers.

Has the crisis really ended?

Miguel Navascués | There are many signs that the public think the crisis is over. One is the bankruptcy of Podemos, but there are many more. But has it ended? I doubt it.


Central banks do not do miracles

Fernando Fernández (IEAF) | Perhaps the moment has arrived to abandon the temptation to arbitrate, to recover humility and discuss what should be the aim of monetary policy.


After two decades EU and Mercosur reach agreement on trade

The European Union and Mercosur clinched a huge deal for trade on Friday after 20 years of conversations. According to Brussels, this will consolidate strategic political and economic partnership between the two blocks and create significant opportunities for sustainable growth on both sides. But as soon as the deal was announced, some EU leading agricultural unions spread the message that the agreement was a threat to their activity.