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Covid vaccinations: Apathy follows euphoria
Covid vaccinations: Apathy follows euphoria
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Covid vaccinations: Apathy follows euphoria

If you ask around in your own circle of acquaintances, you will find that the vaccination coverage rate is now significant. In Austria, it seems, everyone who really wants a vaccination has already received at least a partial vaccination – regardless of prioritization, age or medical history. The EU vaccination rate lags about 6 weeks […]

COVID-19 Update: Moderna reports preliminary results from phase 3 vaccine trial
COVID-19 Update: Moderna reports preliminary results from phase 3 vaccine trial
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COVID-19 Update: Moderna reports preliminary results from phase 3 vaccine trial

U.S. biotech company Moderna reported positive results from the first interim analysis of its Covid mRNA vaccine candidate. The IA found that of the 95 identified Covid cases in the study population 90 occurred in the placebo group, thus yielding a vaccine efficacy of 94,4%.

Covid Vaccine: Pfizer, BioNTech and the beginning of the end?
Covid Vaccine: Pfizer, BioNTech and the beginning of the end?
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Covid Vaccine: Pfizer, BioNTech and the beginning of the end?

In a press release on November 9, Pfizer gave a first taste of the results of the Phase 3 study of the Covid vaccine, which was jointly developed with German biotech company BioNTech. With an estimated efficacy of 90% and the start of the vaccination campaign possibly as early as January 2021, there is light at the end of the tunnel. But some hurdles still remain.

The new economic paradigm: cheap money and a very active State
The new economic paradigm: cheap money and a very active State
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The new economic paradigm: cheap money and a very active State

The economic paradigm – the leitmotif, as it were – has only changed twice in the past 200 years: in the 1930s from liberalism to Keynesianism, and in the 1970s to monetarism. Since the Great Financial Crisis in 2008, we have noticed a new economic upheaval, which has now crystallised into a new paradigm as a consequence of the measures taken to fight the corona pandemic: without a name yet, this paradigm is characterised by cheap money and a very active role of the State.

High Inflation – likely to emerge?
High Inflation – likely to emerge?
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High Inflation – likely to emerge?

At the beginning of September, the FED announced a significant change in their policy: They officially announced the implementation of “average inflation targeting”. This allows to have a higher inflation rate for a period of time instead of being closely held to the target inflation rate of 2%.
Why did the FED announce this shift in its policy? Is inflation returning in the agenda? In this article, we intend to show the policy requirements for high(er) inflation.

COVID-19 Update from the Investment Division: Russia to the Rescue?
COVID-19 Update from the Investment Division: Russia to the Rescue?
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COVID-19 Update from the Investment Division: Russia to the Rescue?

Researchers from Moscow-based Gamaleya institute, an offshoot of the Russian Ministry of Health, published detailed phase 1/2 results of their COVID-19 vaccine in the Lancet. If true (remember that we are talking about Russia), these results imply that their vaccine is both effective and has a tolerable safety profile which would make it a strong contender in the international race to defeat COVID-19.