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Luis Videgaray Caso: a Mexican take on Nafta

January 2, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is ripe for an update that benefits all parties. But if the US decides to pull out, Mexico is confident that its network of agreements and many enacted reforms will enable it to thrive, says the country’s secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso.

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Akinwumi A Adesina: Africa's nutrition challenge

January 2, 2018

Africa's most urgent problem is that of poor nutrition, which is responsible for stunting children's growth – and, ultimately, their future economic prospects. But the continent has the right tools to end malnutrition if its leaders exercise their combined will, writes the president of the African Development Bank.

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Archer Mangueira: getting Angola's import-export balance right

January 2, 2018

The Angolan finance minister talks to James King about his reform plans to bolster foreign exchange reserves while making the country more self-sufficient in key goods.

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From fiscal discipline to capacity development: the future of the IMF

September 1, 2017

Stefania Palma talks to the International Monetary Fund’s senior management, including managing director Christine Lagarde, about its latest programmes and future direction.

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Where will Trump take US-IMF relationship?

September 1, 2017

The White House has pushed back heavily on today’s multilateral world order. So how will the relationship between the International Monetary Fund and its largest shareholder, the US, evolve under the Trump administration? Stefania Palma reports.

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Structured products go sustainable but framework needed

July 3, 2017

The success of green bonds has spawned a demand for sustainable structured products, but if this youthful market is to succeed it will require a formal framework, say participants. Danielle Myles reports.

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Digitisation spurs DIY structured products

July 3, 2017

Digitisation and automation are revolutionising the way banks sell structured investment solutions. The latest developments see investments banks acting as platforms that enable professional buyers to tailor and execute their own products to the end client’s objectives. Danielle Myles reports.

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Rising political risk spurs structured solutions

July 3, 2017

In an era of accelerating political risk, structured products and hedging have come into their own. David Wigan explains how investment banks are responding to today’s volatility.

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Volatility strategies for unconventional times

July 3, 2017

Low yields and record-high stock markets are prompting more and more investors to consider derivatives. Michael Marray explores why volatility trades are proving particularly popular, and how banks have responded to meet investor demand.

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Ukraine’s obstacle-laden path to progress

May 2, 2017

Ukraine greeted 2017 with cautious optimism, as its GDP ticked up and a banking sector shake-up proved successful. Now a blockade of the separatist east threatens to stall economic recovery, while political complications could slow the reforms crucial to attracting investment. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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