Swiss Producer and Import Price Index fell by 1.3 % in April 2020

The Producer and Import Price Index fell in April 2020 by 1.3 % compared with the previous month, reaching 98.1 points (December 2015 = 100). The decline is due in particular to lower prices for petroleum products, petroleum and natural gas. Compared with April 2019, the price level of the whole range of domestic and … More Swiss Producer and Import Price Index fell by 1.3 % in April 2020

Clariant confirms extraordinary distribution but proposes to withhold regular dividend

•             The Board of Directors carefully reviewed Annual General Meeting agenda items in light of the COVID-19 pandemic •             Unchanged proposal for an extraordinary distribution of CHF 3.00 per share, subject to the closing of the Masterbatches transaction •             Proposes shareholders to withhold regular dividend and carry forward available earnings Clariant, a focused, sustainable and … More Clariant confirms extraordinary distribution but proposes to withhold regular dividend

India Tests the Limits of Public Finance in Emerging Markets

Who exactly is going to fund India’s stimulus? By guest author Mike Bird from Wall Street Journal The Indian government promised a blockbuster economic stimulus Tuesday that lifted the country’s stocks. But the country’s economic circumstances looked bleak even before the pandemic began, and it’s unclear who the buyers for all this debt will be. … More India Tests the Limits of Public Finance in Emerging Markets