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  • 16 AUG: Demystifying green bonds  PODCAST
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    16 AUG: Demystifying green bonds

    A green bond is a type of bond which demonstrates the issuer’s commitment to directing proceeds to finance environmentally-friendly projects. In this podcast, Anne Karina Asbjorn, European Rates Strategist, speaks to Andy Chaytor, Senior European Rates Strategist, about the outlook for green financing. [7 mins]

  • 08 AUG: Where are the next big FDI opportunities? PODCAST
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    08 AUG: Where are the next big FDI opportunities?

    Rising labor costs in Northeast Asia have disincentivized foreign direct investment in the region. Sonal Varma, Chief India Economist, and Euben Paracuelles, Senior Southeast Asia Economist, speak to Andy Cates, Chief Euro-area Economist, on why India and the ASEAN-5 are well placed to attract more FDI inflows. [11 mins]

  • 24 JULY: Can the ECB avoid a taper tantrum? PODCAST
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    24 JULY: Can the ECB avoid a taper tantrum?

    The risk of deflation in the euro area no longer exists so QE tapering is just around the corner. Andy Cates, Chief Euro-area Economist, and Renuka Fernandez, Senior European Fixed Income Strategist, speak to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA about the ECB, its policies and the euro. [11 mins]

  • 18 JULY: Growth, inflation and politics in LatAm PODCAST
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    18 JULY: Growth, inflation and politics in LatAm

    Is growth finally back on the table for Brazil? Benito Berber, Senior Latin America Economist, speaks to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA, about the growth and inflation outlook for Brazil and Mexico and the impact of the US administration on these economies. [10 mins]

  • 11 JULY: Is China’s economic recovery sustainable? PODCAST
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    11 JULY: Is China’s economic recovery sustainable?

    Views continue to diverge on China’s economy - will it continue to grow or hit a road block? In this podcast, Yang Zhao, Chief China Economist, speaks to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA, about China’s economy, its property market and its growth prospects for the year ahead. [10 mins]

  • 03 JULY: Lessons from Japan's aging population  PODCAST
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    03 JULY: Lessons from Japan's aging population

    Demographically, Japan has the most elderly population amongst the developed economies. Takashi Miwa, Chief Economist, Japan, speaks to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA, about the impact of Japan's aging population on its fiscal sustainability and economy. [10 mins]

  • 26 JUNE: Economic barometer: How's the US economy? PODCAST
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    26 JUNE: Economic barometer: How's the US economy?

    What is the data telling us about the US economy? Lewis Alexander, Chief US Economist, and George Goncalves, Head of US Fixed-Income Strategy, speak to Andy Cates, Chief Euro-Area Economist, about the state of the US economy and the Fed’s balance sheet unwind. [8 mins]

  • 18 JUNE: Where is the Eurozone economy heading? PODCAST
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    18 JUNE: Where is the Eurozone economy heading?

    Is the Eurozone’s economy finally recovering? Andy Cates, Chief Euro-area Economist, and Renuka Fernandez, Senior European Fixed Income Strategist, speak to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA about the recovery, the bond market, and the politics in the Eurozone. [11 mins]

  • 5 JUNE: How will the UK election move markets? PODCAST
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    5 JUNE: How will the UK election move markets?

    Polls for this week’s UK general election are tightening with some suggesting a hung parliament is possible. George Buckley, Chief UK Economist, and Jordan Rochester, FX Strategist, speak to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA about how markets are reacting to the unexpectedly close race. [12 mins]

  • 30 MAY: Why have the Asia risks eased? PODCAST
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    30 MAY: Why have the Asia risks eased?

    Rob Subbaraman, Chief Economist, Asia ex-Japan, takes Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research in EMEA, through the four reasons why the outlook is looking better for Asia, why the upcoming National Congress of China is important, and his predictions for the region in 2018. [14 mins]

  • 23 MAY: Letter From America  PODCAST
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    23 MAY: Letter From America

    Fresh from a trip to the US, Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA, compares the investor outlooks in the US and Europe, including projections for the dollar, the important difference between Macron and Trump, and the only global consensus in EM. [9 mins]

  • 15 MAY: What's urging the ECB to normalise policy? PODCAST
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    15 MAY: What's urging the ECB to normalise policy?

    Political risks in Europe have faded and the ECB normalisation debate is back on the market’s radar again. Renuka Fernandez, Senior European Fixed Income Strategist, speaks to Andy Cates, Chief Eurozone Economist, about some of the more technical factors driving the ECB to normalise policy. [7:00]

  • 10 May - Asia Export Upcycle Steep but Short Lived PODCAST
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    10 May - Asia Export Upcycle Steep but Short Lived

  • 8 MAY: Why is the US dollar overvalued?  PODCAST
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    8 MAY: Why is the US dollar overvalued?

    The dollar’s valuation typically goes up or down in seven years cycles. In this podcast, Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research, EMEA explains why he believes 2017 is likely the beginning of a multiyear downturn for the US dollar. [9:30]

  • 3 MAY: Indian demonetization and rate rise PODCAST
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    3 MAY: Indian demonetization and rate rise

    As India progresses towards being fully remonetized, Sonal Varma, Chief India Economist, speaks to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research in EMEA, on the prospect of an interest rate rise. [12:07]

  • 20 MARCH: Bank of Japan's monetary policy  PODCAST
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    20 MARCH: Bank of Japan's monetary policy

    The Bank of Japan currently has a different monetary policy stance than most countries. To help us better understand Japan's monetary policy and its impact on financial markets, Naka Matsuzawa, Chief Japan Rates Strategist, speaks to Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research in EMEA. [13:00]

  • 6 FEB: A shift in the global inflation regime PODCAST
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    6 FEB: A shift in the global inflation regime

    An erosion of spare capacity and a slow-burn “de-globalisation” of the world economy may push inflation higher than forecasters expect. Andy Cates, Chief Euro-area Economist, and George Buckley, Chief UK Economist, discuss the forces propelling global inflation.
    [11.45]

  • 30 JAN: 'America First' and emerging markets PODCAST
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    30 JAN: 'America First' and emerging markets

    Fiscal stimulus, trade protectionism, tougher immigration rules and foreign policy are at the heart of President Trump’s agenda. Inan Demir, Senior Emerging EMEA Economist, discusses which markets are most vulnerable, with Andy Cates, Chief Euro-area Economist.
    [10.30]

  • 23 JAN: What's driving eurozone optimism? PODCAST
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    23 JAN: What's driving eurozone optimism?

    Eurozone growth and inflation data look to be surprising the consensus. Our Chief Euro-area Economist, Andy Cates, outlines domestic and global demand, the ECB’s options, protectionism and the potentially destabilising eurozone elections, as he speaks with Jordan Rochester.
    [11:30]

  • 19 DEC: What are we expecting for 2017? PODCAST
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    19 DEC: What are we expecting for 2017?

    In this week's podcast, Kevin Gaynor, Head of International Research, joins Bilal to discuss how the markets have moved over the course of the past year, as well as his predictions for the US economy.
    [16.20]

  • 13 DEC: Will politics trump economics in Asia? PODCAST
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    13 DEC: Will politics trump economics in Asia?

    In this week's podcast, we explore the likely impact global political changes will have in Asia in 2017 in a conversation with our Asian Economist, Rob Subbaraman. .
    [19:50]

  • 22 NOV: Investing in the new politics of 2017 PODCAST
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    22 NOV: Investing in the new politics of 2017

    In the first in our series of weekly economic podcasts, Bilal Hafeez, Head of Fixed Income Research in EMEA, outlines 14 factors likely to drive continuing geopolitical uncertainty in 2017.
    [10:07]

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