In his latest post for FTSE Global Markets, Patrick Artus – chief economist at Natixis – inspects the real estate sector’s response to the recent increase in central bank monetary stimulus. While a boost in construction can lead to economic growth, Artus also highlights the potential risks – such as a decline in sophistication and the possibility of future economic bubbles. To read the full article, please click here.
Meanwhile in FX-MM, Natixis strategist Nordine Naam evaluates the impact of recent economic developments – particularly the Federal Reserve’s continued evasiveness over the timing of QE3 tapering – on the USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CHF and commodity currencies over the past week. To read the full article, please click here.