Category: Banking

Natixis bylined in Investment Europe: Italy and Spain present two very different problems

Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, compares the very different economic situations of Italy and Spain in Investment Europe. In the commentary article he discusses the dangers of grouping the two countries together, and sets out the diverse stimulatory policies needed from European institutions to help the two struggling economies recover. To read the full article, …

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Deutsche Bank: Asia comes of age

In this article for Trade Finance magazine – currently the most read article on the magazine’s website – Shivkumar Seerapu (Deutsche Bank’s regional head, trade and supply chain, Asia Pacific) discusses the maturation of the Asian market, China’s continuing development as the region’s economic powerhouse, and the new dynamics this is creating in the realm of trade …

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Deutsche Bank demonstrates its expertise in The Banker

The July issue of The Banker included a Cash Management Financial Intelligence Guide, containing three articles by Deutsche Bank. Satvinder Singh, Deutsche Bank’s global head of trust and securities services and cash management for financial institutions, explored the impact of macroeconomic and regulatory pressures on transaction banking and cash management.To read the full article, please click here. Rhomaios Ram, …

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Commerzbank: Islamic Finance – Meeting the Challenges

Developing a standardised set of rules and regulations for Islamic banking is proving problematic, argues Carsten Kayatz, Senior Product Manager for Financial Institutions at Commerzbank, in this months GT News. Nevertheless, the sector continues to grow regardless, making detailed knowledge of regional laws and preferences vital alongside the ability to structure bespoke solutions adhering to what are …

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Natixis puts the worrying 'logic' of the Eurozone's economic rescue efforts in the spotlight

Eurozone crisis rescue efforts have decoupled from financial markets logic, writes Natixis chief economist Patrick Artus, in a recently published opinion piece on Investment Europe’s website. In the commentary, he points to the worrying stubbornness of EU leaders’ in their continuation of a strategy that is inefficient and dangerous. The plan to rapidly reduce fiscal deficits and …

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Natixis looks at why French industry is in trouble

France is in the midst of a worsening industrial crisis, writes Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, in his column for FTSE Global Markets. He identifies three particular causes: deteriorating supply conditions, a weakness in demand, and the impact of the eurozone crisis. Unfortunately, in his opinion, not much can be done about weak demand, …

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Citi: helping the retail industry collect payments

Leading Indian retail company Bharti Retail Limited called upon Citi’s expertise to upgrade its payments system as it continued to expand geographically on the back of Asia’s economic success. An article in Retail Asia describes how the implementation of sophisticated payments processes can aid efficiency and provide a strong foundation for future growth. To read the full …

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The methods for restoring foreign trade in the eurozone, Patrick Artus in Trade Finance

To pull through the current economic crisis, eurozone countries with chronic external deficits need to improve their foreign trade. Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis investment bank, has analysed the options for Greece, Portugal, Spain, Italy and France in Trade Finance magazine.  He argues these countries need to focus on increasing exports  by improving price-competitiveness and …

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Natixis: Euro boosted by Mario Draghi, plus other forex trends

In his weekly column for FX-MM, Natixis strategist Nordine Naam observes and analyses the highlights in global forex trends. This week, the EUR/USD rebounded sharply due to Mario Draghi’s announcement on Thursday that the ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. Meanwhile GBP corrected downward against most G10 currencies – affected by the strong 0.7% contraction …

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ECB needs to purchase bonds again

In his column for the FTSE Global Markets blog, Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, explains why the European Central Bank needs to return to a policy of purchasing sovereign bonds. He points to the deteriorating positions of Spain, Italy, France and Portugal and the continuous weakening of the economy. Given the size of these countries’ debts, …

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