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Monthly archive:March 24, 2016

Cacao – when the chocolate dream turns into a nightmare
Cacao – when the chocolate dream turns into a nightmare
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Cacao – when the chocolate dream turns into a nightmare

The times when chocolate was a luxury good are long gone. Consumption has increased continuously and amounts to about 5.2kg per person and year in Europe. While demand has been on the rise, climate change and social problems in production constitute challenges that cause an imbalance of supply and demand. For the cacao farmers, the […]

„Everything is good when it is made of chocolate“
„Everything is good when it is made of chocolate“
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„Everything is good when it is made of chocolate“

Our latest issue of our sustainability magazine (ESG-Letter) deals with chocolate. Austrians love chocolate, no matter what aggregate state. Solid, as melting bar, liquid, as hot chocolate, or gaseous, as perfume or aphrodisiac. We have a sweet tooth and love our chocolate. But what does this have to do with sustainability? A lot, as we […]

Broad diversification is still the order of the day
Broad diversification is still the order of the day
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Broad diversification is still the order of the day

Gerhard Beulig, fund manager and responsible for the YOU INVEST line, expects capital markets to remain highly volatile for a while. The central banks are trapped by their own extreme interest rate policy; interest rates therefore remain at practically zero percent for short-term investments, with no trend reversal in sight. Investors who want to earn […]

Expansive central bank: The Only Game in Town
Expansive central bank: The Only Game in Town
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Expansive central bank: The Only Game in Town

The Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) further loosened its monetary policy on 10 March 2016. In view of the decline of the leading economic indicators and the excessively low inflation in the Eurozone, the bundle of measures introduced by the ECB is necessary. But, to paraphrase Mohamed El-Erian, the expansive central bank policy […]