The latest regional survey by Liechtenstein-based private bank VP shows the year began with a sharp rebound in exports by Asia’s main economies.
Domestic banks could feel the greatest impact from the trend, an East & Partners survey suggests.
The one-notch downgrade by the credit ratings agency is the first for nearly 30 years.
Emerging markets offer “a world of opportunity”, but delegates at the recent ACT Conference heard from treasurers whose companies operate in regions such as Africa about the challenges they also present.
A study of Germany’s economy by online removals platform Movinga suggests states with a higher percentage of foreign-born workers enjoy higher rates of innovation.
Emmanuel Macron’s election win in France has stabilised Europe for now, but the respite could prove temporary warns Verisk Maplecroft.
Day One of the UK Association of Corporate Treasurers' annual conference in Manchester emphasised how last June's referendum vote will dominate the agenda in the years ahead.
The Nordic bank predicts that issuance will rise to at least US$125bn this year, with a potential upside of US$150bn.
President Xi Jinping’s plan is supported by Russia and Turkey, but regarded with suspicion by major economic powers such as India and Japan.
Ahead of the implementation of the new rules next January, institutional investors and brokers are racing to adapt to the changes, reports Greenwich Associates.