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Smart Cars: Tech’s Next Big Driver

Smart cars are set to have a transformative impact on the global tech sector in the coming years. A new report by Citi Research’s Arthur Lai, summarized here, offers an in-depth look at the possibilities and pitfalls for this burgeoning business.
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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bet
On September 7, 2021, El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as its official currency amid much controversy. In a Citi Research report published a few days before that, Donato Guarino laid out some of implications of that move, asking the question: Is it worth the trouble?
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Emerging Technologies: Disrupting Economies, Business Models and Opening Avenues for Economic Growth
Among the many technologies that are fundamentally transforming the global economy, there are eight that Citi’s Digital Policy, Strategy and Advisory practitioners believe will have the greatest impact for Governments, Corporates, Financial Institutions and Households. Read this report to learn more and discover why these key emerging technologies have shown the potential to generate substantial economic value.
GROWTH & PROSPERITY
Citi Kicks Off Ninth Annual e for education Campaign
Citi has kicked off its ninth annual e for education campaign, an initiative that helps raise awareness and funds for education-focused non-profit organizations who tackle childhood illiteracy and improve access to quality education.
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Addressing Australia’s Plastic Packaging Problem
Plastic packaging regulation and consumer pressure to develop a circular economy for packaging are new disruptors for the Australian industry. A new report by Citi’s Edward McKinnon lays out the current state of play with respect to plastic packaging in Australia, looks at the inflationary costs on companies of such a transition as well as regulatory costs of addressing the problem as reduction targets prove difficult to reach.
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Supply Game
Supply inadequacies continue to buffet the global economy. We summarize some of the key points from two Citi Research reports – by economists David Lubin and Johanna Chua – that examine the implications of continuing supply squeezes in important areas like semiconductors.
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Dry Power
In Brazil, the drought season has been harsher than anticipated, pushing reservoir levels lower and raising important questions about the country’s reliance on hydroelectricity and the possible knock-on effects of black-outs and adverse impacts on the real economy. A new report from Citi’s Research Economist Paulo Lopes takes a closer look at some of the implications and efforts to boost thermal and wind power generation in particular to stave off problems.
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What’s Driving Digital Ad Strength?
Digital advertising is booming. A research note by Citi’s US Internet and Media Research analyst, Jason Bazinet, summarized here, asks what exactly is driving this recent surge and whether it can last.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Tech and Market Outlook – Bankers Perspective
This week Citi hosted the 2021 Growth Conference with over 100 companies attending including many of Europe’s leading private technology companies. The conference opened with a panel of Citi experts who discussed the state of the economy; IPO, SPAC and M&A markets with a specific focus on the Tech sector; factors driving global Tech activity during Covid; and outlook in a post-Covid era.
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How Socially Inclusive is Crypto?
Crypto-currencies may be a good Option B for citizens in societies with high-friction legacy financial systems – having a second option, to transfer and store funds, can be a lifeline in these countries. However, adoption of crypto as legal tender (Option A) is as yet untested. Lastly, the share of crypto transactions used for illicit activities has dropped considerably over recent years as it has become more mainstream, but ransomware revenues has increased 4x in 2020.
SUSTAINABILITY & SOCIETY
COP26 Road to Glasgow, Episode 1: Systemic Risk
Listen to our first episode in our new series, COP26 Road to Glasgow, featuring Jason Channell, Head of Sustainable Finance, Citi Global Insights and Dame Inga Beal DBE, British businesswoman and the former CEO of Lloyd's of London as we look at how systemic risk has changed over time and has affected the industry.
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Credit: ESG-Linked Issuance on the Rise
ESG-linked issuance in credit markets has risen substantially this year. A new report by Citi’s Research strategist Aritra Banerjee, summarized here, looks at the prospects for further growth as ESG considerations move ever more to the fore in the minds of issuers and investors alike.
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Global M&A: Screen Time
With global mergers and acquisitions activity looking buoyant, Citi Research’s Chris Montagu and team have developed a ‘screen’ to identify potential takeover targets in the US and Europe.
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Green Bond Boom
Green bonds are surging, with cumulative issuance since the market’s inception now over the $1 trillion mark. Sovereigns and public sector issuers are leading the charge, according to a new report by Citi’s Municipal Research Strategist Vikram Rai.
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The Impending Rise of Saudi’s Challenger Banks
The modernization of Saudi Arabia’s financial sector continues apace. According to a report by Citi’s GCC Banks Research analyst, Rahul Bajaj, summarized here, next up is digital banking.
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All Aboard the Green Bond Train
Issuance of green bonds by European governments and sovereigns, supranationals and agencies (SSA) is growing, with new entrants, including the European Union, expected to dive in shortly. In this summary of a new report by Citi Research’s Saumesh Dutta, we highlight recent green bond issuance trends and the observed ‘greeniums’ in European Government Bond (EGB) and € and £ SSA markets.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Are NFTs the Future of the Art Market?
Citi hosted Nanne Dekking, CEO of Artory to discuss the Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), blockchain and the art market.
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Is the Global Economy Approaching a Fiscal Cliff?
With fiscal policy set to tighten in the next year in advanced and emerging economies, discussion is growing about the possibility of a looming fiscal cliff for the global economy. A new report from Citi’s Research Economist Igor Cesarec, summarized here, takes a nuanced view—pointing to sizable spending plans in the pipeline in several large economies, with robust tax revenues opening up the possibility of additional spending without jeopardizing fiscal space.
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Around the World with Citi: Panama
Since the beginning of Citi’s rich 117-year history in Panama, we have been involved in the country’s development.
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Legal Services: Discovering Digitization
The legal services industry has long resisted technology adoption. That might be about to change. Citi’s Technology Research analyst, Tyler Radke, takes a deeper look at the potential for digitization in the legal discovery process.
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What’s Driving Digital Ad Strength?
Digital advertising is booming. A research note by Citi’s US Internet and Media Research analyst, Jason Bazinet, summarized here, asks what exactly is driving this recent surge and whether it can last.
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The Impending Rise of Saudi’s Challenger Banks
The modernization of Saudi Arabia’s financial sector continues apace. According to a report by Citi’s GCC Banks Research analyst, Rahul Bajaj, summarized here, next up is digital banking.
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El Salvador’s Bitcoin Bet
On September 7, 2021, El Salvador became the first country to adopt Bitcoin as its official currency amid much controversy. In a Citi Research report published a few days before that, Donato Guarino laid out some of implications of that move, asking the question: Is it worth the trouble?
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