Category: Macroeconomics

Natixis’ Patrick Artus comments on Portugal’s economic woes in Reuters

Following his presentation on the economic disparity between Portugal and Ireland – held at Natixis’ London office – Patrick Artus, the wholesale investment bank’s chief economist, was quoted in Reuters. The article, written by global economics correspondent Alan Wheatley, is an analysis of the domestic woes currently gripping Portugal as a result of the country’s …

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Natixis’s Patrick Artus on FTSE Global Markets

In his latest column for FTSE Global Markets, Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, explores whether a positive supply-side shock would prove helpful for the British economy. The government’s current strategy, aka the ‘second wave of Thatcherism’, aims to stimulate supply and attract new business investment – but is it having any impact? To read …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus analyses growth models, and Germany without the euro

The economy no longer has a locomotive to reverse the slowdown in worldwide growth, writes Patrick Artus in his latest FTSE Global Markets blog. To support the assertion he looks at three prevalent growth models as examples: debt-driven, export-driven, and exchange-rate undervaluation, arguing that these are no longer efficient in today’s uncertain economic climate. You …

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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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