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Interview: Behavioral Finance
Interview: Behavioral Finance
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Interview: Behavioral Finance

Interview with Dr. Manfred Frühwirth, Vienna University of Economic and Business Administration What is Behavioural Finance? Behavioural Finance is located at the interface of finance and psychology. As a rule, Behavioural Finance investigates how irrational behaviour (most often on the investors’ part) affects asset prices on the capital market. 2a) Are there any examples of […]

Advantages of supranational bonds in emerging market currencies
Advantages of supranational bonds in emerging market currencies

Advantages of supranational bonds in emerging market currencies

The most common form of supranational financial institutions are development banks, whose shareholders are usually the founding states. Investors’ exposure to bonds issued by development banks allows them to finance local infrastructure or climate projects at lower cost, which ultimately benefits the local population.

Microfinance – making the world a slightly better place while earning money
Microfinance – making the world a slightly better place while earning money
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Microfinance – making the world a slightly better place while earning money

Microfinance funds have become more popular with investors in recent years, complementing equities, bonds, real estate, precious metals, and commodities. Such funds invest in microloans that help people in emerging markets to secure their subsistence. At the same time, they pay a yield, as fund manager Martin Cech explains.

New German  “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase
New German “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase
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New German “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase

Germany’s first federal government coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party – called the “traffic light” coalition for the parties’ traditional colours – has now been in office for just under two weeks and is starting its planned renewal programme at the most difficult time imaginable. The train towards climate protection and renewable energies is picking up speed.