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Project risk management

Risks of international project insurance from a German perspective

Roland Gerds

The growing globalization with more than 200 countries worldwide and the steadily increasing participation of small and medium-sized enterprises requires that laws, guidelines and jurisdictions…

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Credit risk management, digitalization and cost transformation

A way out of the strategic zero interest trap?

Markus Krall

The European Central Bank’s attempt to utilise all available monetary policy means to force reflation is having a significant impact on the banking industry. The flat zero interest curve is…

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Market analysis

Trade is a key geopolitical risk in 2018

Richard Turnill [BlackRock]

The economy is expanding, equities are at new highs and markets appear calm. What is there to worry about? Geopolitical risks are ticking up, according to our BlackRock Geopolitical Risk…

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The success of "disruptive innovations" remains uncertain

Digital, more digital, disruptive

Andreas Kempf | Frank Romeike

In the current discussion about digitalisation, there is one term that seems to be omnipresent and dominating a lot of media reporting (see Fig. 01). According to the newspaper FAZ, it's…

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Global outlook

A Danger Can Hide Another

Christopher Dembik

The question that many investors are wondering is whether Donald Trump’s victory constitutes a real breach from the point of view of financial markets. Until now, the answer is NO. No one is…

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Market analysis

Commodities respond to shock Trump win

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]

It has been another crazy week on the political and financial market front. Donald Trump's unexpected win on Tuesday sent shockwaves across global markets with everything from currencies and…

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Market analysis

Commodities pause as the dollar rises

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]

A four-week commodity rally has come to a halt as the dollar continues to strengthen. The euro, the world's most actively traded currency against the greenback, dropped below €1.09 to hit its…

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Risk Landscape

Flat commodities index conceals oil surge, gold breakdown

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]

Commodities from an index perspective were close to flat on the week. Behind this perceived calm, however, some major developments unfolded – as can be seen in the table below.

Crude oil…

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Market analysis

Rising risk appetite kicks commodities into gear

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]

Commodities showed broad-based gains during a week that was driven by central bank action or perhaps (as it turned out) no action at all. The "hawkish no hike" from the Federal Open Market…

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Risk analysis

Precious metals on defensive ahead of busy central bank week

Ole Hansen [Saxo Bank]

Precious metals have been back on the defensive this past week with the shake-out in both bonds and stocks hurting the general level of the appetite for risk in the market. Next week's central…