The threat of a Russian sovereign debt default is near, but investors are not panicking so far over a potential hit to global financial markets. “While a default is symbolic, it seems unlikely to have significant ramifications, both in Russia and elsewhere,” William Jackson, chief emerging markets economist at CapitalRead More →

*This content is brought to you by Overberg Asset Management By Nick Downing* The full-scale Russian invasion took most political analysts by surprise. The consensus view was that Putin was all bluster about getting concessions from NATO. When the invasion began on February 24, most analysts thought the war wouldRead More →

Since the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, global capital markets had experienced the initial plunge on February 24, then stabilized and rebounded on the second trading day of February 25. The three major U.S. stock indexes closed collectively, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq up 2.51%,Read More →

A phone conversation Saturday between President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin did nothing to ease the tension over a massive Russian military buildup around Ukraine, a senior administration official told reporters. The standoff prepared investors for further volatility this week, with stocks already struggling amid inflation concerns and signalsRead More →

IT was long overdue — the earthquake in financial markets, and now it’s here. The fact that interest rates are entering the rising cycle is not a surprise, even if, however prepared investors are for the financial earthquake, it is more than difficult to predict in advance the extent andRead More →

By Newsgd.com As the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA) is at the forefront of China’s reform and opening-up, Standard Chartered has established its GBA center, aiming to make better use of its benefits and contribute to the region’s financial sector, Anthony Lin, Greater Bay Area Managing Director, Standard CharteredRead More →

Historical crises are consummate teachers, and this is especially true in the financial sector, where failures are too often duplicated with often devastating consequences. international banker has compiled a series of articles focusing on many of the most impactful financial calamities, frauds and scandals of the 20and and 21st centuries,Read More →

The current health crisis, with its long-term repercussions on the political structure of countries, offers new avenues for researchers to understand how political systems interact with financial players. The topic was recently discussed at the inaugural London Workshop on Political Finance (POLFIN), which reached an international audience of over 200Read More →

We learned this month that the US Federal Reserve decided not to raise the countercyclical capital buffer required of banks above its current level of zero, even as the US economy is at a cyclical peak. It also removed “qualitative” ratings from its stress tests for US banks, but notRead More →

The 21st century has proven economically as tumultuous as the previous two centuries. This period saw multiple financial crises hit nations, regions and, in the case of the Great Recession, the entire global economy. All financial crises share certain characteristics, but each tells its own unique story with its ownRead More →