Amundi Asset Management

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Emerging Market Green Bonds - Report 2018

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged the world to intensify its efforts to combat climate change by meeting the goal of the 2016 Paris Agreement to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Over the past 35 years, upper middle-income nations have contributed more than 70 percent of the global growth in carbon dioxide emissions. However, emerging markets are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to inadequate capacity and adaptation mechanisms to effectively deal with extreme weather changes, such as rises in the sea level, floods, droughts, tropical storms, hurricanes, and heatwaves.

Emerging markets are not only the most exposed economies to climate change risks, but also face an unprecedented challenge to decarbonize their economies, while maintaining a sustainable economic development trajectory.

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    Italian politics take centre stage

    White papersFri, 23 Aug 2019

    The Deputy PM Matteo Salvini recently withdrew his party’s support to the coalition government headed by PM Giuseppe Conte, calling for a vote of no-confidence against the PM and subsequent snap elections.  On the 20th of August, after addressing the Senate, PM Conte resigned. President Sergio Mattarella will now weigh three options – consult political parties to form a new government (with the same forces of the current coalition or new ones), appoint a caretaker government or call ...

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    Argentina: how recent events shape the investment outlook

    White papersFri, 23 Aug 2019

    Recent update on Argentina: Government’s decision to freeze energy prices and suspend VAT on certain products will complicate fiscal metrics. The country is likely to miss the IMF target of a primary balance for 2019. However, the IMF could disburse the September tranche of financial assistance, although conviction levels are low.

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    Argentina: election surprise amplifies market and political risks

    White papersFri, 23 Aug 2019

    Argentina’s primary elections: Opposition candidate Alberto Fernandez won by largerthan-expected margin against President Macri. At this point, markets price in Fernandez’s victory in October elections.

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    US-China Trade War: Walking a Tightrope

    White papersFri, 23 Aug 2019

    Donald Trump proposed additional 10% tariffs on a further US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports from 1 September. This is surprising, given that the two countries appeared to have found some common ground at the G20 meeting in June. However, the truce was short-lived and China responded with its own set of measures in form of a suspension of US agricultural imports and currency devaluation, which could further escalate the situation.

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    Asset Class Return Forecasts - Q3 - 2019

    White papersFri, 23 Aug 2019

    We expect economic growth to evolve around potential for most developed economies in 2020. It could subsequently decrease below potential in 2021 driven by a deteriorating cyclical environment and still anaemic global trade. Nevertheless, growth should stay in positive territory. 

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