MACRO AND MARKETS

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Metaverse – The next e-commerce revolution Metaverse – The next e-commerce revolution

The Metaverse, roughly defined as 3-D virtual worlds that mimic the real world, has drawn much attention since late 2021. It could usher in the next e-commerce revolution as it starts to gain traction with advances in technology and becomes more mainstream. Financial services firms have a significant role in powering this e-commerce explosion, say Deutsche Bank’s Sabih Behzad and Akash Jain

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Democratising finance Democratising finance

Periods of disruptive innovation have always transformed the inequality map. Digital technology has transformed and democratised finance, for example. In her new book, Deutsche Bank Research Senior Strategist Marion Laboure explains how fintech is tackling financial exclusion, and what more can be done

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TRADE FINANCE AND LENDING, MACRO AND MARKETS

Why it’s time for a new look at rare earths Why it’s time for a new look at rare earths

Greater diversity of rare earth metals (REM) supply is essential if the world is to address the dominance of producers such as China and Russia, suggests Dr Rebecca Harding

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TRADE FINANCE AND LENDING, MACRO AND MARKETS

Commodities roller coaster continues Commodities roller coaster continues

The conflict in Ukraine, resurgent inflation and the drop in China’s building sector have all contributed to a volatile first half of 2022 for commodity prices. flow’s Clarissa Dann shares insights from Deutsche Bank Research on their outlook for the months ahead

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MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Is the crypto party over? Is the crypto party over?

The presumption that Bitcoin and its peers offer a hedge against inflation has been debunked by recent sharp falls. The plunge extended to stablecoins, which are supposedly far less volatile. flow summarises Deutsche Bank Research analysis on crypto perception and reality

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OPINIONS

DR REBECCA HARDING
Why we need a new look at rare earths

CHRISTOF HOFMANN
Bridges into the blockchain world

DR REBECCA HARDING
Farewell to hydrocarbons

VINCO DAVID, JONATHAN SKOVBRO
Export credit insurance in crises

DR REBECCA HARDING
Trade beyond Covid-19

DR REBECCA HARDING {icon-book}
Trade and the virus

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MACRO AND MARKETS, TRADE FINANCE

India’s gateway to growth India’s gateway to growth

India is cementing its position as a titan economy of the 21st century. flow looks at the significant investment inflows, which are driven by the country’s sound fundamentals, its ability to weather geopolitical shocks better than most other economies, and reflects on the far-sighted innovations by governments, corporates and fintechs that are driving its digital economy forwards

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE

India’s path to net zero India’s path to net zero

India has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2070 – seemingly a less stringent target than those set by other major economies. However, for an emerging economy of 1.4 billion citizens where energy demand keeps rising, strong partnerships, innovation and finance are key to making this happen, reports Deutsche Bank’s Sreenath Vakkaleri

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CASH MANAGEMENT, MACRO AND MARKETS

CBDCs: what’s not to love? CBDCs: what’s not to love?

As Jamaica prepares to launch its own central bank digital currency and China’s digital yuan is fast gaining traction, Deutsche Bank Research’s recent white paper on the future of cash offers a progress report on CBDC launches and initiatives. flow shares its core findings

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