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July 31, 2020

Europe | A new generation of policies for a new EU

On July 21, the Council of the European Union adopted the Next Generation EU (NGEU) Recovery Plan, worth EUR 750 billion, for the coming years. It is equivalent to 5.4% of the EU's GDP, and almost EUR 1700 per capita.

July 3, 2020

China | How to finance the fiscal stimulus package?

This report analyzes the ways to finance this round of fiscal stimulus package and responds to the recent debate of fiscal deficit monetization. The report also makes policy suggestions to maintain Chinese public debt level and financial stability in the long term.

June 2, 2020

Europe | Recovery Fund: Crisis as an Opportunity

The draft for the European fiscal stimulus laid out last week by the European Commission—which builds on the recent Franco-German proposal to establish a Recovery Fund—has two interpretations and both are positive.

December 16, 2019

Emerging resistance

Emerging assets have successfully managed to overcome a turbulent year, marked by increased protectionism and fears of a sharp slowdown in the world economy.

November 25, 2019

Honor Your Debts

The publication of world debt data, compiled by the Institute of International Finance (IIF) from various sources, estimates that debt increased again in the second quarter of 2019, reaching 320% of GDP worldwide.

October 22, 2019

China Economic Outlook. Fourth Quarter 2019

The Q3 GDP growth slowed to 6% y/y, the lowest growth rate for the past three decades. The prospect of China’s economy hinges on the development of trade talks with the US at the current stage. The two sides recently tried to pursue a partial agreement first and leave the thorny part of negotiation to the next phases.

October 14, 2019

Financial Health: Prevention Is Better than Cure

Financial Education Day was celebrated in Spain on Monday, October 7. We have also recently started to notice the effects of the beginning of autumn on health.

October 7, 2019

The risk of the growing market of leveraged loans

Leveraged loans are granted to entities with considerable amounts of debt, that is, according to the European Central Bank (ECB), those with a debt-to-income ratio before interest and tax of more than four.