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  • Covid ruins dance clubs, DCM shindigs

    In Hong Kong, it seems it only takes one septuagenarian ballroom dancer to cause a massive spike in coronavirus cases. But funding officials can be almost as dangerous.

    • 11.30 AM
  • EU property proposals may kill the green bank debt market

    There are a lot of positive things to say about the European Union’s draft Taxonomy of Sustainable Economic Activities, but as far as buildings are concerned, its aims are too ambitious. Without a last minute reprieve, it risks killing the nascent market for green wholesale property finance.

    • 01 Dec 2020
  • A balanced diet is healthy but investors need strong FAANGs

    A rotation into some cyclical stocks has lifted equity markets of late. But investor returns overall are still heavily reliant on a small basket of tech stocks with sky high valuations and any retreat from these names in a hurry could prompt a stock market rout.

    • 01 Dec 2020
  • Taiwan: banks don’t need lending guidelines

    Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance has reportedly asked state-owned banks to take six steps to avoid lending to companies that will end up defaulting. Some of these steps are obvious, others are impractical — and all of them are unnecessary.

    • 01 Dec 2020