Turning claims into money without the related risk and expense
Debenhams, Jaeger, Laura Ashley and TopShop are just a few of the high street names having gone – or being on the brink of going – into administration in the UK following a trading year obliterated by COVID
How businesses can reduce their cost-to-serve to survive the recession
At the start of August, the UK was plunged into its deepest recession on record. While this is hardly a surprise, given how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy, it has added to the pre-existing level of uncertainty, for both businesses and people.
Securitisation – the antidote for non-performing loans
With the pandemic continuing to cause intense global economic strain, the NPL market looks likely to swell in volume, and banks must now look at removing these loans as efficiently as possible
What would a Biden term mean for oil?
With two trillion dollars in green energy spending set aside for his first term, Biden is clearly looking at jumpstarting an economy suffering the considerable impact of COVID-19, if elected. With a climate policy geared towards a Green New Deal, where would this leave the fossil fuel industry?
How long will the China vs. US fight continue for?
Relations between the US and China are at breaking point. With both economies set to suffer significantly from further discord, the need for civility has never been greater
The leadership failure that will cost us everything
The pandemic has emphasised the pitfalls of reactionary leadership. A failure to address future systemic risks will only bring catastrophe further down the road
The misguided war on global value chains
Many countries were forced to look inwards for key parts and materials due to COVID-19. But dismantling global value chains further will only increase inequality
Protecting the forbidden fruit during a pandemic
Monetary finance could by the key to restarting a stuttering economy, but fears of misuse have left central bankers extremely wary of politicians’ intentions
The concern for a global economy with no cushion
World GDP grew at its slowest rate for a decade in 2019. If cross-border trade fails to pick up soon, further shocks could see the economy fall into recession
The inequality debate we need to be having now
Access to electricity is often taken for granted in the West. While a global carbon tax will help reduce emissions, any future proposal must ease the transition for developing nations
Trump’s backwards march on trade
President Donald Trump’s heavy-handed approach to imports has often hamstrung the US. To successfully reduce its trade deficit, the country must renew its commitment to an open multilateral system
Central banks face a year of mounting challenges
By repeatedly succumbing to the will of financial markets, central banks have left themselves in a precarious position. A new approach to monetary policy is essential to future growth and stability
How China can reach its centennial goal
China has profited greatly from international trade over the past 70 years. If the country is to maintain its impressive growth trajectory, though, it will need to adopt a new approach to development
Saving a derailing India
After two decades of strong growth, the Indian economy has started to falter. A bold shift in government policy is key to getting the country back on track
Germany versus the ECB
Having driven European growth for decades, Germany is now on the brink of recession, prompting fears of an economic retreat. Consequently, the European Central Bank is being forced to exhaust the tools at its disposal to keep the bloc running smoothly
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