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 Guardian cites Tradeweb's Data Points

Benchmark government bond yields in Portugal ended August at their lowest level since the country was bailed out in May 2011. Lifting this headline from Tradeweb’s Data Points for the month of August, The Guardian’s live Business Blog reported on the milestone for the “peripheral” euro zone country, citing the Tradeweb yield on the 10-year …

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Commerzbank offers a unique perspective on African tail risks

Africa’s transformation into one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies in the world, outpacing even East Asia, may seem surprising. Yet the region’s ability to surprise is unsurpassed. In an article written for Trade & Forfaiting Review, Commerzbank’s Senior Relationship Manager for Africa, Florian Witt, suggests that the increasing frequency of ‘tail events’ …

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BPL Global discusses trade risks in Vietnam

Having just opened a subsidiary in Singapore (see BPL Global opens office in Singapore to add to Asia-Pacific footprint), Deputy Chairman Anthony Palmer spoke to Trade & Forfaiting Review about which specifics risks they were covering in the region. Top of the agenda was Vietnam – where the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group’s near collapse in …

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The irreversible euro – Natixis in Investment Week

Investors now consider the eurozone in a completely different way to before the financial crisis. Where there was once confidence in the irreversibility of the euro, consensus has waned and the subject has become tense. Rene Defossez, Fixed Income Strategist at Natixis, explores this notion and its implications in a recent commentary for Investment Week. …

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Barclays on gtnews: Improving Liquidity Management

Technological solutions that offer treasurers increased visibility and improved cash control are crucial for corporates’ commercial sustainability, writes David Manson, managing director and head of liquidity management at Barclays, in a commentary article published this week on gtnews. The article discusses how sophisticated operational banking tools can help treasurers overcome the numerous challenges they face …

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FT taps S&P Capital IQ for equity markets analysis

Asked by the Financial Times for comment on European equity market activity in the beverage sector, we recommended Carl Short, head of consumer equity research at S&P Capital IQ. His analysis of the European beverage industry was published on August 24th, available online here. Working with the same columnist a few days later – this time on German multinational …

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BNY Mellon: Gerry Barber, Managing Director, IMG Cash Solutions published twice in gtnews this August

European interest in Sharia compliance is increasing as corporates seek ‘ethical investment’ for their stockpiles of cash, writes Barber in ‘Islamic Finance: a longer-term option for corporates’. Although there are numerous advantages of Islamic finance, such as greater transparency and enhanced risk mitigation, the development of the market faces a number of challenges, including its …

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Natixis analyses central banks’ priorities on gtnews

Central banks’ priorities are changing, writes Rene Defossez, fixed-income strategist at Natixis, in a commentary article for gtnews. Price stability – a core responsibility of any central bank – has taken a backseat to other monetary policies, such as supporting growth and establishing financial stability. In particular, he analyses the European Central Bank’s position and the measures …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) heralds modern financing for modern cities, in a commentary for InfraNews

By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. As relentless urbanisation increases the pressure placed on infrastructure, there is an acute need for innovative infrastructure financing. In this commentary for InfraNews, Johannes Schmidt – Siemens Financial Servcies’ CEO of Project and Structured Finance, Infrastructure & Cities and Industry – discusses the …

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