Covid-19 and investments in a better world

Covid-19 and investments in a better world

Forced quarantine has bankrupted hundreds of companies, and millions of people have lost their jobs. In terms of mental health, there has been a substantial increase in stress and anxiety. Loneliness, depression, harmful alcohol consumption, drug use and self-harm or suicidal behavior are also expected to rise. Border restrictions are ...

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Novices must beware of pitfalls of ‘DIY investing’

Novices must beware of pitfalls of ‘DIY investing’

Rattled to the core by the Covid-19 pandemic, stock markets around the world crashed in March. China’s Shanghai Composite Index, Tokyo’s Nikkei 225, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng and Seoul’s Kospi were all hit. The major indices of Europe and Wall Street weren’t spared either. However, since then global stock markets, ...

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A strategy for debt relief?

A strategy for debt relief?

(ATF) Heaps is being talked about the impact of the pandemic on China’s continuation of the Belt and Road initiative and how debt should be relieved for affected countries, most of them emerging nations. Washington is leaving no stone unturned to foment the sentiment and use the widely propagated debt ...

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Corporate America, not China, linked to jobs loss

Corporate America, not China, linked to jobs loss

Since President Donald Trump took office in the beginning of 2017, the United States has found a new enemy and a new cold war with China. It’s also perfectly understandable that the America First project needs fuel to reinvigorate the national spirit of its supporters. The Trump regime’s claim is ...

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As globalisation frays, Asia frets

As globalisation frays, Asia frets 

(ATF) Hopes are rising that the global economy is over the worst of Covid-19, but fresh headwinds to trade and investment are mounting that make it rash for financial markets to bet on a smooth V-shaped recovery. As governments in advanced economies respond to the pandemic by pledging greater self-sufficiency ...

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ETFs: Bringing investment to the masses

ETFs: Bringing investment to the masses

(ATF) Asset allocation, customisation, and digitalisation are the three most significant innovations to have emerged in the investment landscape in the past five decades. Asset allocation, the concept itself, was non-existent until the 1970s as investors had few options other than conventional stocks and bonds even in the most developed ...

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What US-China decoupling does and doesn’t mean

What US-China decoupling does and doesn’t mean

Controversy swirls around Covid-19 and China but on one point there’s general agreement: America’s experience with the coronavirus is likely to hasten its “decoupling” from China. At least some of the complicated supply chains that link American companies and Chinese manufacturers will be unwound. It will happen fastest in the ...

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