Nine months on from the US tightening up regulation of money market funds (MMFs), organisations show little appetite for investing in prime money funds reports the Association for Financial Professionals.
The geopolitical shocks of 2016 saw businesses understandably concerned about how the new reality of resurgent economic nationalism might affect cross-border trade and capital flows. Yet as this article explains, there’s no need for overreaction.
Despite the country’s latest financial bailout, the outlook for Greek corporates over the next year is no better than mixed according to trade credit insurer Atradius.
The just-concluded talks on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership have repercussions for international trade, particularly in the absence of the US as a TPP member.
One in five countries is set to hit their highest government debt levels in 17 years predicts Fitch, although there has still been a dramatic improvement in sovereign credit.
Frankfurt has announced proposed changes to employment laws to allow banks to hire and fire more easily.
Global trade finance demand dramatically outpaces supply by an estimated USD$1.6trn a year.
While protectionism has gained greater publicity in recent years, there is good reason to believe that trade barriers will continue to be removed.
Multinationals suffered the lowest currency losses since 2014, but currency volatility remains higher than 2013 and 2014.
By 2030 artificial intelligence will add more than US$15 trillion to the world economy according to the group’s research, but most of that gain will go to North America, Europe and Asia.