Analyst’s Insight

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: , , |

The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

 

The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

Last October, a group of entomologists from the Krefeld Entomological Society near Dusseldorf published a new study, where they announced an observed 75% decline in flying insects’ biomass over 27 years, in Germany’s protected areas. In about 3 decades, ¾ of [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |

The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

The mosquito has left the room and it is not something to be happy about

 

Last October, a group of entomologists from the Krefeld Entomological Society near Dusseldorf published a new study, where they announced an observed 75% decline in flying insects’ biomass over 27 years, in Germany’s protected areas. In about 3 decades, ¾ of [...]

By |October 27th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |

« Potential unexpected consequences of the expected failure of the Saudi Aramco IPO”

« Potential unexpected consequences of the expected failure of the Saudi Aramco IPO”

Since its announcement in early 2016, the prospect of Saudi Aramco's IPO has emerged as an evidence for most observers and analysts. Only the issue of valuation was the subject of disagreement and debate, from the US $ 100 billion target set by the [...]

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |

19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: Xi, Xi, Xi, Xi and Xi!

19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China: Xi, Xi, Xi, Xi and Xi!

On Wednesday, October 18th, the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will very likely see President Xi Jinping further bolster his position as one of the most powerful leaders in modern Chinese history, even in the worldwide political [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

What if there was an EU carbon border tax?

What if there was an EU carbon border tax?

“We should have a European carbon tax on carbon, it is crucial.” French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal made during his Sorbonne speech on Europe last week was unexpected, and not without consequences for sovereign investment risks and opportunities.

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

France seeks to revive the European project, while Germany hesitates

In the aftermath of Emmanuel Macron's speech on Europe, the German press warned that there might be a major obstacle in the revival of the European project: the FDP, the liberal party with which Angela Merkel would have to rule, and whose European ideas are radically opposed to those of Emmanuel Macron.

By |September 28th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

The Fed seems on track to achieve its monetary policy normalization

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Fed left interest rates unchanged but FOMC members signalled they still expect one more hike by year end despite a recent bout of low inflation. The big news, however, is on the beginning of the reduction of the huge Fed’s balance sheet after three successive waves of quantitative easing. Indeed, [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , |

The energy transition away from oil : climate-related policy or wider strategic move ?

Until recently, the issue of energy transition was mainly dealt with in terms of structure of power generation capacities. Why ? Quite simply because this sector concentrates the highest potential of massive energy substitutions. Endogenous technological innovation, a more and more precise and relevant support from a large number of States, and a host of [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |

US/North Korea: testing China with the oil weapon threat

Last week, on 3 September 2017, North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test. This is not just an additional test. It contributes to significantly increase tensions between North Korea and Western powers, in particular with the USA. As much has been written on the subject we propose three key takeaways:

Firstly, the latest test confirms [...]

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , |