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Companies eye multicloud future to meet evolving resiliency, regulatory needs
The recent flurry of cloud platform outages highlights the need for multicloud strategies, even though the process of using multiple providers is rife with complexities, experts said.
Previously, IT decision-making tended to center on whether to set up a single layer of cloud services via data centers on company premises or to contract with third-party providers with data centers off site, known as private or public cloud environments, respectively. Organizations are now increasingly moving towards the multicloud, which blends components from multiple cloud providers to meet specific business or operational requirements.
Three sustainability trends for European bankers to watch in 2022
Climate stress testing and improving data around environmental risks will be among the areas of focus for European banks this year.
Poland's Bank Pekao claims title of best-performing European bank stock in 2021
The Polish lender bounced back from a difficult 2020 to register a share price return of more than 100% as of Dec. 28, 2021, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Chinese banks face slower loan growth, squeezed margins, credit risk in 2022
Banks in China are facing more pressure on their profitability amid market and policy challenges on multiple fronts.
Top US auto insurers racing toward $40B in annual premiums
All of the largest three U.S. auto insurers have a chance to write $40 billion of annual premium for the calendar year 2022, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis.
REITs poised for growth in 2022 despite inflation and interest rate uncertainty
The U.S. real estate investment trust sector is expected to build on its recovery over the past 12 months, which was supported by the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, low interest rates and improving market confidence.
Energy and Utilities
Hydrogen tax credit hangs in balance as Dems aim to revive Build Back Better
A hydrogen production tax credit is seen as an essential component of federal policy to support the uptake of the low-carbon fuel, but an impasse over Democrats' climate and social spending bill has put the incentive in jeopardy.
India sets sights on record green bond issuance entering 2022
Corporate and bank issuers are likely to tap the green debt market more actively to fund the energy transition, while more issuers will also turn to the offshore market where there is a deeper and wider pool of climate-conscious investors.
Metals and Mining
More downside expected for steel as Evergrande liquidity crisis impact persists
The impact of China Evergrande's liquidity crisis is just one of several factors that bode ill for steel markets in 2022, according to analysts from across Asia and Australia.
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