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How to Use Fixed Income to Fuel Green Bond Growth

Posted December 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM EST

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Policymakers and bond markets need to partner to finance low-carbon projects to stave off climate change.


 

The Investment Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Posted December 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST

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A model portfolio substituting renewable energy stocks for fossil fuel companies beat its benchmark without adding a lot of volatility.


 

Key Takeaways from the December FOMC Meeting

Posted December 17, 2014 at 7:34 PM EST

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What to expect in U.S. monetary policy in 2015: softening U.S. economic expansion and inflation below Fed targets.


 

The Federal Reserve’s Dual-Mandate Dilemma

Posted December 16, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST

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If the U.S. is to sustain its economic momentum, the policy burden needs to be shouldered not just by the Fed but by the entire federal government.


 

How Mexico Shook Off the Tequila Crisis

Posted December 13, 2014 at 2:30 PM EST

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Two decades after the peso devaluation, the country is on a more solid footing and, under President Peña Nieto, looking ahead.


 

Development of Driverless Cars to Speed Up with ADAS Technology

Posted December 8, 2014 at 7:20 PM EST

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The desire to improve Advanced Driver Assistance and other safety systems will speed up the development of autonomous cars over the coming decade.


 

The Latest Trend for Pension Funds: Private Equity Investment

Posted December 5, 2014 at 4:00 PM EST

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With hedge fund performance under scrutiny, pension fund managers are finding private equity an increasingly attractive option.


 

Expectations of Higher Treasury Yields in 2015 Are Overblown

Posted December 3, 2014 at 3:30 PM EST

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QE may have ended, but weak growth, dormant inflation and a reduced supply and strong demand for bonds will keep a lid on rates, especially at the long end.


 

Mario Draghi, Moral Suasion and Euro Zone Banks

Posted December 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM EST

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The ECB leader’s stress tests and determination to fight deflation makes euro area banks attractive.