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Market and risk analysis

China must act to avert political crisis

We've long been sceptical about the Chinese economy’s potential and our below-consensus forecasts for growth reflects these doubts. Amid the chaos now erupting in China, one thing is absolutely…

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]
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Market Risk Analysis

No Greater Fool

Throughout history, the "greater fool" trade has coincided with market peaks. During these periods, investors have continued to pour money into overvalued securities with little to no chance of…

Erik Weisman / Sean Cameron
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Attackers Succeed With Speed and Precision

Threat landscape 2015

In today’s hyper-connected world, it is no longer a question of if you will be attacked — but when. Symantec’s (Nasdaq: SYMC) Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR), Volume 20, exposes a tactical…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]
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Continual data management strategy

Lost in the Data Jungle

Today’s working environment is increasingly dominated by the use of mobile and social media, raising important implications for corporate data management. Mobile media is firmly integrated into…

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Stealing Millions and Hungry for More

The Dyre Wolf Campaign

IBM Security has identified an active campaign using a variant of Dyre malware that has successfully stolen more than $1 million from targeted enterprise organizations. The campaign, named "The…

Book Review

Risk Management Reloaded

Innovations in Quantitative Risk Management

Quantitative models are omnipresent –but often controversially discussed– in todays risk management practice. New regulations, innovative financial products, and advances in valuation techniques…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Probabilistic models give us knowledge

The Demystification of Quantification

Both the past and the present are full of examples of risk blindness, risk ignorance and downright stupidity. "The Reactor Safety Study" (WASH-1400) from the year 1975 delivers a prime example of the…

Frank Romeike [RiskNET]
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Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics

An outstanding scientist in risk management: Stephen A. Ross

The Center for Financial Studies (CFS) has awarded the Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics 2015 to Stephen A. Ross. Jury Chairman and CFS Director Jan Pieter Krahnen explained the decision…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]
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Commodities

Conflicting data sends crude oil rangebound

Commodities had a mixed week with currencies and equities providing little guidance. In Europe the economic outlook continues to improve while the showdown with Athens carries on with most…

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]
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Bank stability

Untangling the risks of banks and governments will take more than a banking union

The European banking union raises high expectations. Its uniform prudential standards are intended to improve bank stability and boost financial market integration, and it is expected to untangle…

Claudia Buch [Deutsche Bundesbank]
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Outlook

Crude oil sees biggest rally in 17 years

Commodities made a strong comeback during the past week with the Bloomberg Commodity index returning 2.3%, the best weekly result in 18 months. Gains were seen across most sectors apart from…

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From Denmark to China

Currency pegs around the world in focus

After  the  January 15 currency earthquake, when the Swiss National Bank suddenly walked away from the franc ceiling, currency pegs around the world have come into focus. In Europe, the effort…

John J. Hardy
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Political Risk Map 2015

Growing political risk in the year ahead and beyond

Geopolitical tensions, falling commodity prices, separatist movements, and more are shaping today’s political risk landscape. There is a clear divide between healthy emerging markets and those…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

"Nightmare-Assessment" and "Reverse Thinking" in practice

What scenarios cause you sleepless nights?

Since time immemorial we have been dealing with uncertainty and risks. Power, money and fame were driving forces even in ancient times, led to wars and divided peoples. The whims of nature struck…

Frank Romeike [RiskNET]
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Outlook 2015

Recovery with risks attached

After a surprisingly good start to 2014, the German economy cooled noticeably in the course of the year. This was mainly due to the slowing of growth in key export markets and higher…

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Outlook

Crude oil consolidating, gold being challenged

January proved to be another difficult month for commodities as the trend of falling prices amid rising supply (from crude and corn to iron ore and copper) resulted in a seventh consecutive…

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]
News

45th World Economic Forum

New Framework to Help Companies Calculate Risk of Cyberattacks

The World Economic Forum and its partners have developed a new way for organizations to calculate the impact of cyberthreats. The framework, called "cyber value-at-risk" comes at a time when…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]
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CFS Index

Financial institutions stop downsizing

The CFS Index, which measures the condition of the German financial sector on a quarterly basis, increased significantly in the last quarter of 2014. It rose by 4 points to 115.4 points and…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]
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The world in 30 years

Robots Replacing People, Robots Serving People: Forecast for 2045

About 30 years ago the personal computer began to make its way into regular use – and it went on to transform society and the way we live our lives. Kaspersky Lab’s experts decided to mark that…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]
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45th World Economic Forum

A "Dangerous Mistake" to Ignore Uncertainty

Today’s global context is one of uncertainty, said Simonetta Sommaruga, President of the Swiss Confederation and Minister of Justice and Police. Uncertainty is prevalent in current conflicts and…

RiskNET [Editor-in-chief]

Post-COVID-19

94% of CFOs change risk strategy

"If businesses can't grow and trade on a global scale, that only exacerbates the slowdown we’re seeing in the world economy," James Daly, president and CEO of Euler Hermes Americas said. "In just a…

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