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The Strategist

Industrial policy is back in fashion

Tariffs on Chinese goods are surging, signaling a revival of industrial protectionism. Recent US and European measures aim to shield domestic industries, hinting at prolonged trade tensions.

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BOJ leaves policy rate unchanged, considers reducing bond purchases

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept its range for short-term rates unchanged, but said it plans to reduce its bond purchases in the future. The cautious stance on tapering off bond purchases left traders wondering about the central bank’s commitment to further rate cuts later this year. Asian stock...
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Fed holds rates steady, signals one cut in 2024

The Federal Reserve (Fed) kept interest rate unchanged as expected on Wednesday, but signalled there may be only one interest rate cut to come this year. Stock markets were rallying before the Fed announcement due to US inflation data that came in below market expectations. Treasuries and gold...
Mixed markets
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Markets mixed ahead of US inflation, Fed decision

Wall Street saw new all-time highs while European and Asian stocks were under pressure on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, as traders positioned themselves ahead of a data-heavy Wednesday. The Federal Reserve’s thinking should become clearer later in the day with US inflation figures due...

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Sustainability

How AI can advance - but sometimes impede - sustainability

Artificial intelligence already has a key role in fighting climate change and improving ESG investing. But as AI continues to gain prominence, experts are raising concerns about the associated risks.

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Entrepreneurship

"New forms of work are successful if employees have a say"

New work seems to be an omnipresent topic. Hans Rudolf Maag, Executive Head of the Liechtenstein Academy, explains what new forms of organisation are all about and how they can be successfully implemented.
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Lifestyle

Hospitality economy: From hotels to high-end retail

As the boundaries between hospitality and retail blur, more and more businesses adopt principles traditionally reserved for luxury hotels.
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Investment strategy

Imagining multiple futures

Even Nostradamus might hesitate to make predictions about the future in today's dramatically disrupted world.

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