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Macro Focus ENG United States

The COVID conundrum: Consumption, inflation and GDP growth

The COVID-19 recession brought to the fore some very unusual and puzzling patterns between different macroeconomic aggregates, with supply side bottlenecks and shortages, record consumer inflation and the unusual coexistence of an unusually tight labour market altogether with record labor slack. The COVID recession itself lasted only two months according to the NBER’s Business Cycle Dating Committee. The fiscal and monetary response to the pandemic has corrected some of its most dire human and economic consequences but it has also led to new imbalances and it has magnified some of the imbalances that existed prior to the pandemic. The combined impact of all these imbalances, direct and indirect effects of the pandemic on supply and demand have shaped a very peculiar COVID-19 related business cycle, giving rise to what one might call “the COVID-19 conundrum”.

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China Macro Focus ENG

Macro Focus: China Q2 GDP and other macro indicators

According to the data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, in Q2 2021, China’s gross domestic product (GDP) reached […]

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Business & Geopolitics: The China-Iran strategic partnership

As summed up by the New York Times, “China agreed to invest $400 billion in Iran over 25 years in […]

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China Macro Flash

Macro Flash: China Economic statistics (Jan.-Feb. 2021)

From January to February, due to factors such as the low base in the same period in 2020 , the year-on-year growth […]

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China ENG Macro Focus ENG

China: Key takeaways from the Government Work Report for 2021 (政府工作报告)

Premier Li Keqiang first outlined the measures taken by the Chinese government in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic whose […]

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Japan Macro Flash

Japan: Consumer confidence Survey (February 2021)

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Market narratives [Podcast]: Multipolarity and the intersection between economics and geopolitics

Alexandre Kateb, founder and chairman of The Multipolarity Report was the guest of Alex Proimos, CFA Market Narratives Podcast series which he runs for Investment Magazine, dedicated to the Australian institutional investors community. The 35 minutes long discussion tackled critical issues at the juncture of Economics, Finance and Geopolitics focusing on what they meant for investors. From the rise of the BRICS and the future of the US-China relationship to global inequality, the power of social networks and Big Tech, the global energy transition and the redefinition of political risk in a Multipolar World.

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Economy Video ENG

#PrincipledDiscord: future of money and finance

In this episode of Principled Discord, host Thierry Arys Ruiz is interviewing Alexandre Kateb, Economist, Founder and CEO of the “Multipolarity Report” and Adjunct Professor at SciencesPo, on central banks’ relations to innovations, new technologies, and how to navigate this new financial world. Mr. Kateb has discussed how central banks have been hesitant to adopt new financial innovations such as cryptocurrencies as they are often seen as an opposition to central banks.

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Business Intelligence Economy ENG India Technology

Business Intelligence: The Battle for Digital India

At a time when China’s Tech Giants have reached and even surpassed their US counterparts, India’s Tech sector lags behind its East Asian rival in scale and scope. Yet, India is among the top three global economies in number of digital consumers. with 560 million internet subscriptions in 2018, up from 238.71 million in 2013, India is the second-largest internet subscriptions market in the world. In this Business Intelligence focus, we explore the challenges and opportunities associated with the ascent of Digital India

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Business Intelligence: Is the Hydrogen Economy ready to take-off?

Hydrogen as a feedstock for the petrochemical industry Since the first demonstrations of water electrolysis some two hundred years ago, […]