Long Acre Life assesses whether pension buyouts are the best use of shareholder funds

The latest headline pension deficit figures, which suggest that the total defined benefit (DB) pension deficit of UK plc has more than doubled over the past year, provide yet more evidence that schemes are continuing to run extremely large, and unhedged, risks. Against this backdrop, de-risking DB pension schemes is now one of the most …

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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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BNY Mellon interviewed twice in this month’s FX-MM

Cloud technology has the potential to shape the next generation of corporate treasury solutions, offering a cost-efficient and flexible environment for accounts, processing, liquidity management, foreign exchange and computing systems. Daniel Verbruggen, Managing Director, Head of Relationship Management, Developed Markets EMEA at BNY Mellon Treasury Services shares his industry knowledge with FX-MM and explains the …

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Falcon Group discusses the coal industry in Indonesia

Andrew Church, head of business development for Falcon Group Singapore provides comment for GTR‘s September/October edition. He discusses the increasingly important role of alternative financiers in Indonesia as government policies and the economic climate impact the country’s coal industry. To read the full article, please click here

“Euro now hangs on Spain” Natixis commentary in FX-MM

In his weekly column for leading forex publication FX-MM, Natixis strategist Nordine Naam comments on global foreign exchange trends, providing detailed analysis on how political and economic developments affect the forex markets. His latest commentary was particularly newsworthy as it looked at the implications of the European Central Bank’s eagerly awaited announcement on the Outright …

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BNY Mellon analyses Brazil and China’s trade relationship in gtnews

In light of the growing significance of intra-emerging market trade, Dino Sani –  BNY Mellon’s Head of Treasury Services for Latin America – assesses the continuing development of the bilateral Brazil/China trade connection, and the impact of evolving trends in global trade finance. To read the full article, please click here

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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