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EU Commission lowers growth forecasts for 2021, but is more optimistic for 2022
EU Commission lowers growth forecasts for 2021, but is more optimistic for 2022
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EU Commission lowers growth forecasts for 2021, but is more optimistic for 2022

In view of the still rampant Corona pandemic, the EU Commission has recently lowered its growth forecasts for 2021. With the delays in some EU countries’ vaccination programmes, the lockdowns could also drag on, delaying the expected economic recovery, the Commission argues.

“Environmentally friendly technologies will be growing for years”
“Environmentally friendly technologies will be growing for years”
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“Environmentally friendly technologies will be growing for years”

Technologies – and, in particular, environmentally friendly ones – were THE big narrative on the stock exchanges last year. The upward trend of these companies continues in view of the clear political cues. Interview with Clemens Klein, Senior Professional Fund Manager.

What are the characteristics of a good sustainability fund?
What are the characteristics of a good sustainability fund?
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What are the characteristics of a good sustainability fund?

The strong market growth in recent years of sustainable investment products has produced a variety of investment strategies that makes it hard to recognise such investments at first glance. Is there any relief in times where every player on the financial market is talking about sustainability? Guest commentary by Roland Kölsch, Qualitätssicherungsgesellschaft Nachhaltiger Geldanlagen.

What is behind the skyrocketing performance of Bitcoin?
What is behind the skyrocketing performance of Bitcoin?
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What is behind the skyrocketing performance of Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has achieved an average performance of 142% p.a. in the past five years. Some criticise the high level of volatility but forget about the potential. Many wonder whether, after the dramatic increase, one could still enter the market or whether that ship has sailed. In the following article Crypto Asset Specialist Harald Egger discusses the reasons that have led to the rally of Bitcoin in recent months.

US earnings season gets off to a positive start, Netflix with record figures
US earnings season gets off to a positive start, Netflix with record figures
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US earnings season gets off to a positive start, Netflix with record figures

On the world’s stock exchanges, earnings season in the USA is being followed with great interest. During this period, almost all major listed US companies report on their past financial quarter and give an outlook for the coming year.

USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority
USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority
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USA: Clear sailing for Joe Biden’s economic programme after winning Senate majority

After the Democrats’ success in the Senate run-off elections in the US State of Georgia, the party now has the de-facto majority in both chambers of Congress, and therefore US President-elect Joe Biden should soon have much more leeway for implementing his economic policy programmes.