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The US fiscal and monetary response to Covid-19: next steps

The US fiscal and monetary response to Covid-19: next steps

At a virtual Markets360 Unplugged event, industry leaders shared insights into the US macro outlook and how the Federal Reserve might mitigate the crisis.
The next stage of the equity recovery

The next stage of the equity recovery

At the virtual Markets360 Unplugged event, market experts discussed the power of discount factors and the outlook for developed world equity markets.
Rethinking economic and financial models in a post-Covid world

Rethinking economic and financial models in a post-Covid world

Sandrine Dixson-Declève shares how the pandemic has enhanced the resilience of economic actors that embed wellbeing indicators into their models.
After the deluge: economists assess post-pandemic reality

After the deluge: economists assess post-pandemic reality

At BNP Paribas' virtual Global Markets Americas Conference, luminaries explored key macroeconomic and geopolitical transformation impacting the world.
Capital markets: why they matter for the UK economy

Capital markets: why they matter for the UK economy

The vital role capital markets played in the UK economy during Covid-19 underlines their importance for firms – and for the UK's long-term recovery.
Biodiversity and finance after Covid-19

Biodiversity and finance after Covid-19

BNP Paribas' Head of Engagement Transformation Gwen Yu discusses how sustainable finance can protect biodiversity and natural capital in a post Covid-19 world.
What will the world look like after Covid-19? A view from the Americas

What will the world look like after Covid-19? A view from the Americas

BNP Paribas USA CEO talks to the Milken Institute about decision-making, sustainability – and why banking and finance will be more important than ever.
Safe harbours: China’s ABS market comes of age

Safe harbours: China’s ABS market comes of age

China's ABS market has become the world's second largest and will continue to mature and grow irrespective of the current uncertainty around Covid-19.
Capital markets and Covid-19: have social bonds come of age?

Capital markets and Covid-19: have social bonds come of age?

Social bonds are on the rise as supranationals and agencies raise capital to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. With green bonds having dominated sustainable capital...
Navigating supply chains post Covid-19

Navigating supply chains post Covid-19

The pandemic has underlined the importance of managing supply chains and liquidity. Banks can help – but how should companies think about the future?
What Covid-19’s true impact on CO2 can teach us

What Covid-19’s true impact on CO2 can teach us

The lockdown's effect on CO2 emissions is temporary, but does it give us a glimpse of what a fossil-free world could look like?
Global investors yield to China’s long-term potential

Global investors yield to China’s long-term potential

Covid-19 has spooked investors in equity and fixed income markets globally, but institutional investors are finding long-term opportunities in China.
CDP issues first Italian social bond in response to Covid-19

CDP issues first Italian social bond in response to Covid-19

Proceeds from Cassa depositi e prestiti SpA's €1 billion dual tranche 3-year and 7-year senior unsecured transaction to respond to the Covid-19 emergency and sustain...
Turning the tide on India’s rivers

Turning the tide on India’s rivers

Home to over 1.3 billion people, India is among the world's most water-stressed countries and it is now at a tipping point.
Development banks launch financial response to Covid-19 pandemic

Development banks launch financial response to Covid-19 pandemic

Proceeds from NIB's first-of-its-kind €1bn Response Bond and EIB's €1bn Sustainability Awareness Bond to provide healthcare, as well as other financial support...
Bonds that heal

Bonds that heal

As the world grapples with the threat of the Covid-19 coronavirus, more capital – in the form of social bonds – must be urgently deployed to support healthcare...
Coronavirus: the science, the markets – and the liquidity challenge

Coronavirus: the science, the markets – and the liquidity challenge

With Covid-19 wreaking havoc in the world economy, an epidemiologist and an economist discuss the medical and financial impacts from the evolving crisis.
Social incentives

Social incentives

For thousands of Koreans, income inequality and poor housing is an everyday reality. But the emergence of social bonds are changing the game,...
New AI and Quant approaches emerge amidst economic uncertainty

New AI and Quant approaches emerge amidst economic uncertainty

At BNP Paribas' Quant Conference, experts discussed current quant trends in the ways asset managers use AI and data science as part of their investment strategies...
Negative interest rates: why and for how long?

Negative interest rates: why and for how long?

Interest rates have been low and even negative for several years now. How did this come about, what are the consequences and when might it end?
Positioning for the Tide: Global Strategy & Economics Outlook for Q1

Positioning for the Tide: Global Strategy & Economics Outlook for Q1

Markets 360, the strategy and economics division of BNP Paribas Global Markets, looks at the macro drivers that could reshape the global economy in 2020.
6 Eurozone key topics, according to ECB vice president Luis de Guindos

6 Eurozone key topics, according to ECB vice president Luis de Guindos

Insights from Luigi Speranza, Chief global economist for Global Markets and Luis de Guindos at BNP Paribas Global Markets' flagship conference in November.
Impact education: a business model to help refugees

Impact education: a business model to help refugees

How one entrepreneur has founded a start-up that gives refugees a hand-up, rather than a hand-out.
Are humility and ambition the antidote to market gloom?

Are humility and ambition the antidote to market gloom?

Government bond yield curves suggest a prolonged recession. Do policymakers still have room to respond to future shocks? Yes says Luigi Speranza,...
Energy transition: “More a matter of finance than of economics”

Energy transition: “More a matter of finance than of economics”

Reflecting on the role of finance in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, Professor Carlo Carraro outlines paradoxical behaviours of both governments and...
Renewable energy: good for the environment – and good economics

Renewable energy: good for the environment – and good economics

It's a tough road ahead for the oil industry as the rise of electric vehicles makes solar and wind better long-term investments, according to latest BNP Paribas...
Do losers outnumber winners with trade uncertainty?

Do losers outnumber winners with trade uncertainty?

As trade tensions continue to loom over the global economy, can some countries find an advantage, asks Luigi Speranza, Global Chief Economist for BNP Paribas Global...
Emerging markets – a bumpy road ahead?

Emerging markets – a bumpy road ahead?

What are the most pressing issues facing the emerging markets today? Marcelo Carvalho, Head of Global Emerging Markets Research at BNP Paribas discusses these and...
The future of investing: are the UN SDGs the new investor compass?

The future of investing: are the UN SDGs the new investor compass?

BNP Paribas' ESG Global Survey reveals a rapid shift to ESG integration as investors increasingly embrace the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
Doughnut economics: superfood for finance?

Doughnut economics: superfood for finance?

Meeting the needs of all people while living within the means of our planet is the greatest challenge of the 21st century. Kate Raworth looks at the obstacles ahead...
Australia: recession, a distant memory?

Australia: recession, a distant memory?

Australia has seen 27 years of economic growth – and IMF and OECD forecasts predict this is set to continue in the coming years.
Bridging the socially responsible investment funding gap

Bridging the socially responsible investment funding gap

Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas, on how banks and investors could support in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Baking sustainability into finance

Baking sustainability into finance

Pierre Rousseau, BNP Paribas Senior Strategic Sustainable Business advisor, talks to L'Opinion about how sustainability could become the new normal in finance.
Globalisation 2.0

Globalisation 2.0

Globalisation 2.0 is creating a revolution in ideas and perspectives, explains Professor Ian Goldin of Oxford University.
BNP Paribas wins Best Bank in Western Europe at The Banker awards

BNP Paribas wins Best Bank in Western Europe at The Banker awards

BNP Paribas was recognised in the The Banker Bank of the Year awards.
Exploring the 'New Normal' of Capital Markets

Exploring the 'New Normal' of Capital Markets

BNP Paribas' 2nd Annual Global Markets Conference gathered over 430 industry leaders to explore the themes defining the 'new normal' of financial markets.
In the words of...William De Vijlder: Where could the rain come from?

In the words of...William De Vijlder: Where could the rain come from?

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
India readying to roar

India readying to roar

There's plenty to be encouraged by as Indian growth revives, reforms get serious and consumption expands.
Corporate Investment: A complex machine

Corporate Investment: A complex machine

While conventional models focus on interest rates, the reality appears to be far more complex – with expectations playing a core role.
In the words of... William De Vijlder: Better than expected

In the words of... William De Vijlder: Better than expected

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
United States: Republican victory

United States: Republican victory

The Republican Party is the big winner of the elections, yet the exact nature of their policies must still be defined.
In the words of... William De Vijlder:  Resilient with question marks

In the words of... William De Vijlder: Resilient with question marks

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
The economy in numbers: what's Trendy?

The economy in numbers: what's Trendy?

A look at the key themes from the global economy perspective for Q4 2016.
In the words of... William De Vijlder:  Central Banks dominant as ever

In the words of... William De Vijlder: Central Banks dominant as ever

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
In the words of... William De Vijlder:  The impact of uncertainty

In the words of... William De Vijlder: The impact of uncertainty

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
Brexit : the economic implications by William De Vijlder

Brexit : the economic implications by William De Vijlder

UK's historic vote to leave the European Union will now in all likelihood lead to negotiations about the exit and the new relationship with the EU.
In the words of... William De Vijlder:  Words Drive Markets

In the words of... William De Vijlder: Words Drive Markets

BNP Paribas Group Chief Economist William De Vijlder discusses the latest market drivers.
Time for a rebound ?

Time for a rebound ?

Over just a few quarters, commodity prices surprised the markets, as a significant drop -off was superseded by a major recovery.
A stumbling block for Asian exports ?

A stumbling block for Asian exports ?

Since 2011 Asian exports have been slowing. This is caused by three key factors.

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