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Banking and the fight against climate change

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The fight against climate change is one of the greatest challenges currently facing mankind. From the socio-economic point of view, the panorama is alarming. Experts warn that a sustained increase in the average temperature on Earth would have serious effects for millions of people

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Lessons from the East

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While part of the western world strives to find defensive strategies with which to combat low economic growth, China goes onto the attack and speeds up its economic projection and external geopolitics by means of the Silk Road project.

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Mexico | Increase in inflation: a passing phenomenon

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So far this year we have seen a significant increase in inflation. From 2.1% at the end of 2015 and 3.3% at the end of 2016, we can see that annualised inflation at the end of April 2017 had increased to 5.8%, above the central bank’s 3% target and indeed above the 4% upper limit of the tolerance band

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Macron: now comes the hard part

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With the French presidential elections over, at least one component of the uncertainty facing Europe has been eliminated, given the pronounced anti-EU bias of some of the candidates in contention. Many other unknowns are popping up - enough to make us think that for president Emmanuel Macron getting to where he is was the easiest part and that the real challenges lie ahead

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Digital platforms: new challenges for public authorities

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A considerable number of economic sectors, such as the content, passenger transport, retailing and short-stay industries, are undergoing a profound transformation as a result of the emergence of new companies that put providers and users of goods and services in direct contact with one another.

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Towards a cashless world?

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Various recent studies have explored the possibility of central banks issuing virtual currencies similar to Bitcoin to replace banknotes. Until now it has been technically impossible to create “digital cash” that is exchangeable anonymously among peers and without intermediaries, like banknotes.

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Mexico | Improvement on the economic horizon

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From 8 November when the results of the US presidential election were announced until mid-January, Mexico’s economic panorama looked gloomy. President elect Trump was relentless in his protectionist rhetoric towards Mexico – he would leave NAFTA, impose high duties on imports of Mexican cars and tax remittances to finance the construction of the border wall

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Brexit storm clouds

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Following the triggering of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon in March, the United Kingdom's exit process has formally begun. However, there is still significant uncertainty. It is not clear, for example, whether or not the UK can reach a new trade agreement in the coming years, or if there will be a period of transition.

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Latin America: an uneven recovery

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Financial markets in Latin American have continued to enjoy significant gains over the last few months, largely due to the reduced level of concern over US economic policies and a perception that any increase in interest rates by the Fed will be implemented gradually.

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Potential

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In 1984, two NBA teams let slip the chance of drafting Michael Jordan. The Portland Trail Blazers’ decision was particularly criticised since they drafted Sam Bowie, who never became more than an average player. At the time, the decision seemed justifiable given the various measures that had traditionally pointed to success in the NBA.

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Big Data, Big Models and Big Analysts

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We didn’t have to wait long to see how Big Data would inundate our lives. When making a simple online search to plan a trip, listen to a song or buy a book, as if by magic we receive suggestions not just about what we’re looking for but about similar alternatives too

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Lessons from the Fed

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An orderly, gradual and well communicated withdrawal - this is the message we hear most as regards the process of normalising monetary policies. And it is also one of the conclusions we draw from the ECB’s latest press conference held last Thursday in Frankfurt.

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Notes on the 2017 State budget

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The State budget includes conservative macroeconomic forecasts. In scenarios with greater growth and inflation than forecast, expenditure as a percentage of GDP could fall by more than expected. As always, the uncertainty is around tax revenues.

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Mexico | How could Trump's immigration and migrant remittance policies affect Mexico?

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During the election campaign, the US president, Donald Trump, promised to make mass deportations of Mexicans and tax migrant remittances, the later as a way to finance his border wall. What consequences could these actions have on the Mexican economy?

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The ECB’s liquidity: no-one will die of thirst

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Liquidity is to banks as water is to humans: essential for life. A liquidity crisis is usually symptomatic of more deep-seated problems, and in many cases leads eventually to bankruptcy.

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The first Trump era G20

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The G20 meeting which was held in Baden-Baden (Germany) on 17 and 18 March was not attended in person by Trump, although his influence was very present. Certain traditional G20 messages have executed an about-turn which reflects the new US position.

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Pensions and inflation: there are no free solutions

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In recent weeks, we have learned of certain initiatives to repeal the reform of the 2013 pensions system, its revaluation mechanism and the sustainability factor (which kicks in from 2019), as well as others to raise pensions by 1.2% in 2017, with a revision clause if inflation outstrips this figure.

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Latin America and the US shock

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There is still much uncertainty about the new economic policies that will eventually be implemented in the US, with three dimensions particularly relevant for Latin America: changes in policies on trade, immigration and remittances.

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Trade is global, not a country-by-country balancing act

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The abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and statements by both the president and the new US trade authorities seem to indicate that the US is turning towards bilateralism and is likely to consider the balance of trade as the variable on which to base its policies.

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China, a balance between growth, risks and globalisation

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The National People's Congress is without doubt one of the most important events in China’s political calendar. This year is especially important given that the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China will take place in October, where we will oversee the most important leadership reshuffle since 2012, when Xi Jinping became president.

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