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Research and reports

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Synthetic fuels: A technology fix for shipping's net-zero goals?

15 May 2023

In the journey toward reaching net-zero goals, synthetic fuels could be just the technology fix that shipping needs. However, with key risks holding progress back, the transition pathway remains clouded. In this article, our team takes a look at how the sector could navigate troubled waters to find a sustainable solution.

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26 May 2023

THINK aloud: US debt ceiling drama and what it could mean for the dollar

As the US debt ceiling stand-off continues, members of Congress now have less than one week to raise the limit or face the possibility of a catastrophic government default. So what could be next for FX markets?

12 May 2023

ING Monthly: We're in a polycrisis, and this is what it means

Last year, a long series of catastrophic events minted the term ‘polycrisis’. From the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic to war in Ukraine, Europe has found itself right at the epicentre on more than one occasion. As global risks mount, could yet another polycrisis variant be in the making?

02 May 2023

How the EU’s carbon border tax will affect the global metals trade

The European Union's implementation of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to reduce the risk of carbon leakage as it strengthens its Emission Trading System is likely to push consumer prices higher and affect metal trade flows. It will also force producers globally to accelerate efforts to cut their carbon footprint.

20 April 2023

World trade: big shifts and weaker growth in 2023

World trade has been falling, but ING still expects growth to return this year. We do notice large shifts in world trade as advanced economies are diversifying input sourcing. With extreme pandemic effects fading, supply chain problems are unlikely to return at the scale seen in recent years.

19 April 2023

Climate science vs energy security: the new challenges to reaching net zero

The IPCC has made it clear that climate change presents a ‘code red for humanity’ and that urgent actions are needed from all parts of the global economy to drastically reduce emissions. As concerns over energy security add another layer of complexity to the challenge, what could be next on the path to reaching net zero?

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Glass fibre: super highways to digital inclusivity

19 April 2022

The pandemic reinforced the importance of digital connectivity. Higher upload speeds in particular are necessary for streaming data-heavy services such as video meetings. This is where glass fibre really comes into its own.

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02 November 2022

ING publishes 2022 climate report

No time to read the full 101-page 2022 Climate Report? Don’t worry. The main message is that we’re making progress, but we’re not perfect. As our CEO Steven van Rijswijk said: “We’re proud of the steps we’re taking, and the transparency with which we share the progress towards our targets. But none of us can do this alone. We all have a part to play, and we can all do much more. Let’s do it together, before it’s too late.”

04 October 2021

Dutch companies are investing in growth

An ING survey has revealed the post-pandemic strategic priorities of 77 of the biggest Dutch companies. And at the top of their list are digitalisation and sustainability.

12 October 2020

Energy transition scenarios: Covid-19 effect on global warming short-lived

Technology will not be the constraining factor to phase out fossil fuel use and to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, but the world is far from utilising its full potential. While Covid-19 saw the strongest drop in history on fossil fuel demand, if left unchanged, a failure to meet the Paris Agreement goals is likely. This leaves corporate decision makers in the dark; should they invest in mitigation or adaptation strategies?