Category: Macroeconomics

Natixis' Patrick Artus explains the shock treatments that could reboot the French economy

In his weekly column for FTSE Global Markets, Patrick Artus – Chief Economist at Natixis – examines several worrying characteristics of the current economic climate in France, the measures that have been taken to combat them so far, and what further policies may be needed. To read the article online please click here, or here for the pdf.

Natixis considers bond bubbles in Investment Week

While some investors may be concerned over a growing ‘bubble’ in the bond market – no thanks to the presence of low short-term interest rates and abundant central bank money supply skewing investor behaviour towards risky assets – it’s important to consider the realities of the situation. In an article for Investment Week, Patrick Artus …

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Natixis chief economist dissects investor behaviour in IFR

When considering a particular asset, investors need to weigh up risk versus reward. Yet in the case of emerging markets and peripheral eurozone countries, investors seem to openly disregard structural economic problems in favour of achieving a more diversified portfolio. Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, explores this notion of wilful ignorance – and the …

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Patrick Artus – Natixis’ chief economist – explores the implications of external debt in FTSE Global Markets

As large OECD economies increase their levels of external debt, Patrick Artus – writing in his weekly blog for FTSE Global Markets – evaluates the longer-term implications, focusing on the productive (or unproductive) nature of the capital such debt is used to finance. To read the full article, please click here.

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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