Global infrastructure projects attracted a record US$413bn of investment in 2016, driven higher by aggregate transaction value of $131bn in Asia.
Will last June’s vote undermine London’s status as a tech and fintech hub? Early evidence suggests that the capital may not only survive, but thrive.
The figure compares with 6.9% a year earlier and is the lowest since 1990, although in line with the official growth target.
Fragmentation and the shift from monetary to fiscal stimulus are among the themes that must be understood for investment success, says Mercer.
The London listing, described as a “vote of confidence” in the UK financial centre post-Brexit, replaces the bank’s old listing on the Athens Stock Exchange.
The volatility of the past year is “merely a foretaste of things to come”, warns risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft in its 2017 Outlook.
UK prime minister Theresa May has confirmed that the UK is ready to leave Europe’s single market.
An upgrade for the US, Europe and Japan is offset by downgrades for Mexico and other major emerging economies.
Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit signed a memorandum of understanding in Brussels for developing digital trade chain (DTC).
The Swedish corporate bank’s fixed income macro strategist believes rising infltaion will see the Riksbank lift rates.