Should we start investing in commodities now?

Are We Witnessing the Start of a New Commodities Supercycle?   “Governments and private companies are increasingly pledging carbon reduction measures, heightening demand for certain metals.” “A weakened U.S. dollar, zero interest rates and pent-up demand may be contributing to the second supercycle this century.”   Commodity super cycles are decade-long periods in which commodities…

ESG Funds blooming as Spring arrives!

Sustainable investment boom sees huge surge in ESG funds   With the rising popularity of ESG funds, investors have to be careful not to fall foul of greenwashing. Proposed EU regulations may help them to do just that 2020 was a watershed year for ESG funds. Investment strategies that take environmental, social and corporate governance…

“Amsterdam 1 – 0 London”

Amsterdam ousts London as Europe’s top share trading hub   UK’s departure from the EU prompts shift in dealing of stocks and derivatives Amsterdam surpassed London as Europe’s largest share trading centre last month as the Netherlands scooped up business lost by the UK since Brexit. An average €9.2bn shares a day were traded on…

Female CEO’s are on the increase in Europe

European firms improve diversity scores in pandemic year, study finds   The number of major European companies with high participation of women in leadership positions has doubled over the past year, but there was less progress on top jobs, a study by a EU-sponsored non-profit organization showed on Thursday. Brussels-based association European Women on Boards,…

China’s economy grows!

European stocks weak despite tailwind from Chinese output data   Economic and human cost of new Covid-19 variants weigh on investor sentiment China’s economy, the world’s second-biggest, grew 6.5% in the fourth quarter. European equity markets struggled for direction on Monday as strong economic data from China vied with concerns over a double-dip recession in…