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Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal: What it Means and What Comes Next

This recent article published by the Brookings Institution examines what is next for both the United States and the Paris Climate Agreement in the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to leave the accord. The article provides the perspective of several of Brooking’s fellows, directors and academics.

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Bloomberg Pledges $15M to UN to Cover US Climate Share

Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg, L.P. and former mayor of New York City, has pledged $15 million from his philanthropic foundation to support the Paris Climate Agreement. This donation comes in response to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the accord. The $15 million will go towards the United States’ responsibility of the Agreement’s operating budget. The details of this contribution are outlined in this recent article by John Bowden writing for The Hill.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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G7 Leaders Divided on Climate Change, Closer on Trade Issues

Writing for Reuters, John Irish & Crispian Balmer look at the topics discussed during the May G7 summit in Italy.  The authors explore issues where the countries found agreement as well as more divisive subjects.

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What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

The popularity of impact investing is on the rise. Impact investing is a strategy that allows one to invest in products that combine the goal of financial gain with positive social impact. To better understand this investment method, Kellogg Insight recently interviewed David Chen, chairman of Equilibrium Capital Group and adjunct professor of finance and program director of impact investing at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy

In May, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy so it could come out from under $123 billion of debt. Writing for the New York Times, Mary Williams Walsh examines how this bankruptcy came about and Puerto Rico’s efforts to move forward with their economy.

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France’s 2017 Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France.  He defeated Marie La Pen and the National Front Party by a large margin to secure the presidency. Bloomberg provides a consolidated resource on its website that highlights the election and allows readers to gain deeper insight into the results.

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French election 2017: Who are the final candidates?

BBC News has put together this brief, yet thorough summary of the final candidates in the French election. Le Pen and Macron will face off in the final election round on May 7th.

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Brazil and Other Bright Spots in Latin America

Mark Mobius provides insight into the Emerging Markets of Latin America in his recent blog posting. In particular, he comments on the countries and economies of Mexico and Brazil.

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Emerging Markets and Developing Economies: Sustaining Growth in a Less Supportive External Environment

Writing for the IMF Blog, Bertrand Gruss, Malhar Nabar, and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro take a look at the role of Emerging Market economies as part of the larger global economy.  According to their work, Emerging Markets have become a more influential part of world-wide economic growth. This study looks at how these countries have integrated into and influenced the wider financial markets.

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