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Subnational studies cover a large number of cities across all regions of the world

“Subnational studies cover all regions of the world and economies of varying income levels, including fragile and conflict-affected states such as Afghanistan, which completed a subnational Doing Business study in 2017 (see map). Ongoing studies include those in Nigeria (36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja) and four EU member states (Croatia, the [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Graph Analysis|Tags: , , |

Global GHG emissions for top six emitting countries and regions

“Total global greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions from land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), are estimated at about 51.9 GtCO2e/year in 2016. The time series data for global total CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions used for the Emissions Gap Reports have been updated since the 2016 report, with the estimate for global total greenhouse [...]

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Worldwide Climate Policy Platform at the Cop23

Beyond Ratings is proud to announce that we will be presenting the launch of the Worldwide Climate Policy Platform at the Cop23. Join us at the Bonn Zone from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Monday, November 13th to learn more about the methodology behind this innovative climate negotiations simulation tool.

By |November 9th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

Slovenia macroeconomic conditions, forecasts favourable, central bank head says – Reuters – 06/11/2017

Macroeconomic conditions in Slovenia and economic forecasts for 2018 and 2019 are favourable, the Bank of Slovenia Governor Bostjan Jazbec said on Monday, adding banks have to continue to adapt to new economic conditions.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/11/06

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China Clears Way for Top Xi Aide to Lead New Risk Watchdog – Bloomberg – 09/11/2017

China appointed 71-year-old vice premier Ma Kai to lead a top-level committee on financial overnight, a sign the job may soon pass to the recently-promoted Liu He, a key economic adviser to the president.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/09

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Syria Joins Paris Climate Accord, Leaving Only U.S. Opposed – The New York Times – 07/11/2017

Syria announced during United Nations climate talks on Tuesday that it would sign the Paris agreement on climate change. The move, which comes on the heels of Nicaragua signing the accord last month, will leave the United States as the only country that has rejected the global pact.

Source:  The New York Times, 2017/11/07

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Deutsche Bank maps climate change risks for investments – The Sydney Morning Herald – 09/11/2017

Deutsche Bank has developed a tool to forecast where its investments across the globe may be impacted by natural disasters brought on by climate change.

Source:  The Sydney Morning Herald, 2017/11/09

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Climate change is top concern among foreign policy experts: poll – Axios – 08/11/2017

The Pew Research Center came out with a report yesterday that compares public opinion in various countries against the views of a group of foreign policy experts. Climate was the top concern among the 547 policy experts surveyed about various "threats," with 70% calling it a "major" threat to their country. Other "threats" they were [...]

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Russia Braces for Debt Blowback If U.S. Stiffens Its Sanctions – Bloomberg – 07/11/2017

Russia is prepared for higher borrowing costs in the market as a result of concerns about possible U.S. sanctions, although the budget fallout would be limited, according to Deputy Finance Minister Vladimir Kolychev.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/07

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Gramercy Says Venezuela Saga to Be Worse Than Argentina’s – Bloomberg – 06/11/2017

Of the many sovereign bonds restructurings Robert Koenigsberger has witnessed in his three decades in the business, none will come close to Venezuela, he says.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/11/06

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