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What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?
What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?
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What are the lasting results of the central bank meeting in Jackson Hole?

At the annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, summed up the uncertain environment as “navigating by the stars in a cloudy sky”. This relates, among other things, to the uncertainty about the level of the neutral interest rate, the lagged effect of key-lending rate hikes on economic growth and inflation, and the drivers of inflation.

Sustainable investments: fad or long-term trend?
Sustainable investments: fad or long-term trend?

Sustainable investments: fad or long-term trend?

With a view to the Ukraine war, the multiple regions of crisis or the extreme inflation, one would be forgiven for thinking that sustainability issues were taking a back seat when it came to investing. Gerold Permoser, Chief Investment Officer of Erste Asset Management, claims that this is not the case and that there is a lot of potential for investors. In a recent press talk, he and Heinz Bednar, CEO, presented five key drivers for ESG investments.

The known unknown: China’s recovery proves more difficult than expected
The known unknown: China’s recovery proves more difficult than expected
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The known unknown: China’s recovery proves more difficult than expected

After getting off to a good start at the outset of the year, economic recovery in China has recently stalled again. Following the lifting of stringent measures to contain the pandemic, the path out of the crisis is proving slower than expected. The flagging domestic demand as well as the ailing real estate sector, have recently put a damper on the world’s second-largest economy.

Compound interest – how to make interest work for you
Compound interest – how to make interest work for you
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Compound interest – how to make interest work for you

Interest ensures that the money in the savings account or invested in securities grows. If you have already saved or invested some money, you will receive interest on the interest again. This is compound interest. Compound interest makes your money grow even faster, especially if you don’t touch the money for years and interest rates are high.

Miracle drug semaglutide: slim by injection
Miracle drug semaglutide: slim by injection
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Miracle drug semaglutide: slim by injection

Originally, the Danish company Novo Nordisk wanted to develop Semaglutid as a drug for diabetes 2 patients. However, the appetite-reducing effect of the drug soon became apparent, making semaglutide a miracle cure for obesity. While Novo Nordisk’s share price has risen significantly since then, possible side effects of the drug are now also being examined.