Category: Macroeconomics

S&P Global Ratings goes green with its latest edition of IFR Outlook

The latest edition of IFR Outlook – S&P’s monthly newsletter summarising key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating update news – is out now, and the outlook is green-tinted. This month, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Global Environmental & Climate Risk Research, describes a new product to analyse and …

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BNY Mellon-sponsored Tacitus Debate features in TXF

  Following the 29th annual World Traders’ Tacitus Lecture on “a new international monetary system in a new world order”, a panel of experts – including Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist, BNY Mellon Markets – gathered to discuss the question of whether international monetary policy and global foreign policy should be inextricably linked. The debate …

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Commerzbank’s latest issue of FI.News explores the transformation of the banking landscape ahead of SIBOS 2016

Commerzbank has launched the latest issue of its newsletter, FI.News. The biannual publication offers a range of insights from the bank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, banking awards, people moves, and upcoming events. As the transaction banking world gears up for the 2016 SIBOS conference in Geneva, Dr Bernd Laber, Divisional …

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Natixis’ Raghu Narain champions potential benefits associated with Chinese outbound M&A in IFR

Both the rising volume and diverse, multi-sector nature of China’s overseas acquisitions has concerned Western economies in recent years. Indeed, the market has generalised this class of Chinese buyers, which in turn has hazed any objective assessment of the potential opportunities associated with Chinese M&A deals. Writing for IFR, Raghu Narain, Head of Corporate Advisory, …

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Ruediger Senft outlines Commerzbank’s commitment to sustainable trade in the UN’s flagship corporate sustainability publication

  In an exclusive contribution to the United Nations 2016 Global Compact Yearbook, Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Commerzbank, shows how trade can support sustainable development in the world economy. His article, ‘Sustainable Trade and the Role of the Banking Industry’, highlights the key role financial institutions can play in ensuring that the …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus analyses Brexit’s domestic and global effects for Institutional Investor

Immediately after British voters endorsed an exit from the EU on 23rd June, investors cleared $2.1 trillion from the S&P Global Broad Market Index (BMI) in just 24 hours. Now that the dust has mostly settled for post-Brexit volatility, Patrick Artus, chief economist for Natixis, has analysed the hysterical market reaction for Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom …

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BNY Mellon talks dollar demand in Global Banking & Finance Review

The summer of 2014 saw a real shift in the USD environment, with the catalyst for a sharp appreciation in the currency coming from USD from the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to introduce a negative deposit rate for the euro (EUR). Within days of its implementation, a rally began that subsequently saw the USD …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for FTSE Global Markets on the UK’s post-Brexit economic potential

 Patrick Artus, chief economist, Natixis, has given his verdict on the UK economy’s outlook following the historic vote to leave the EU. Writing for FTSE Global Markets, Artus notes that market uncertainty around the UK’s future trade relationships will fuel a major downgrading of the economy and the decline of foreign direct investment (FDI) – …

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Not on Olympic form? Commerzbank’s Thomas Krieger explains how Brazil can get back in trading shape in International Trade Magazine

As the Olympic opening ceremony takes place in Rio de Janeirio this Friday, all eyes will be on Brazil and its struggling economy. In an article for the latest issue of specialist commerce publication, International Trade Magazine, Thomas Krieger, regional head of Latin America at Commerzbank, explains that Brazil’s economy is tied to its export trade; …

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