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G7 agreement shows benefits of engaging policymakers

Fiona Reynolds, managing director at the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) discusses why it’s in everyone’s interests for more investor voices to be heard between now and November before the world’s nations converge at COP21 in Paris.   The announcement that the G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of […]
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Blinder: a power of paradox at Princeton

Pension funds or any investor holding a slug of long-term fixed income needs to factor in some capital losses soon, says Princeton academic and former vice president of the Federal Reserve, Alan Blinder. “The timing is difficult to predict, but three or 15 months, it doesn’t matter. It is predictable,” he says. “The unpredictable part […]

IMF assess China’s financial system stability

The International Monetary Fund has conducted a detailed analysis of the stability of the Chinese financial system. The stability of the financial system of the world’s second biggest economy has come under the spotlight as concerns about price bubbles in real estate markets, spiralling local government debt, and the sharp increase in off-balance sheet lending […]