Tag Archive: 2015 outlook

Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for Bloomberg Brief on ineffectual monetary policy

Writing for Bloomberg‘s daily newsletter, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, discusses the European Central Bank’s attempt to bring up inflation with quantitative easing (QE), which is markedly failing. Through falling interest rates, rising asset prices and a depreciating euro, the central bank hopes to restore growth and inflation to the region. However, Artus points out …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande speaks to City AM on crude oil surge

Abhishek Deshpande, Natixis’ Senior Oil Analyst, speaks to City AM  on the recent price of oil, which has surged over $40 per barrel for the first time this year. Certainly, this shift in sentiment has brought hope that the 20-month price rout is finally coming to an end. Indeed, crude has climbed by almost 50% from lows of $27 …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus discusses Europe’s growth options in FTSE Global Markets

Writing in FTSE Global Market‘s European Review, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, evaluates whether the ECB will be able to scale down its monetary policy in the medium term, or if their expansionary programme is irreversible.  By assessing three different scenarios, Artus discusses how the ECB could escape its current policy and how its actions …

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Natixis’ Q3 results demonstrate continued success in their ‘New Frontier’ strategic plan

Natixis released their third quarterly results last week, showing net revenues up 9% in 3Q15 vs. 3Q14 and net income up 13% to €1,028m. Natixis’ results show that despite difficult conditions during the summer, their core businesses increased revenues and profitability in line with their ‘New Frontier’ strategic plan, with high activity in structured financing …

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Filling the funding deficit; the focus of S&P’s November Infrastructure Outlook

In Standard & Poor’s November edition of its Infrastructure Outlook newsletter – featuring all the key ratings updates and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Michael Wilkins, managing director, discusses the funding gap and financing surplus in EU infrastructure with industry experts. Together they explore the trend that despite there being record-low interest rates …

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Natixis’ Artus writes for FTSE Global Markets on whether Europe’s low inflation is dangerous

Although a genuine economic revival appeared to be under way in Europe earlier this year, with buoyant equity markets and a renewed consumer confidence, that bout of optimism has proved fleeting as inflation levels remained low in Q3. In his latest FTSE Global Market blog, Natixis’ chief economist Patrick Artus looks at whether low inflation in Europe does pose a …

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Natixis’ Artus in Institutional Investor on why Europe is struggling to achieve endogenous growth

Writing for Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom column, Natixis’ chief economist Patrick Artus examines Europe’s struggles to achieve growth endogenously. Certainly, the eurozone’s economy has shown signs of a pick-up, but if we take a number of extraneous factors – such as oil prices and the depreciating euro – out of the equation, underlying growth in the …

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ICC highlights the unique role of SMEs as boosters of trade in TXF

Following the release of its 2015 Global Survey on trade finance, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) talks to TXF about the importance of securing financing for SMEs in order to boost global trade. Vincent O’Brain, chair of the ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence, discusses the impact of trade finance gaps and regulatory initiatives on …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid on optimising treasury post-SEPA, in Banking Technology

Andrew Reid, Head of Cash Management Corporates for EMEA, Deutsche Bank, looks forwards from the one-year anniversary of compliance, to the possible advances ahead. Reid explains in Banking Technology ‘SEPA’s technological achievements can be leveraged further. For example, the data-rich nature of the ISO 20022 XML standard and the fact that it is now the sole format used …

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Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand, ICC Banking Chair, in The Banker on banks, the ICC and society

Daniel Schmand, Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA, Deutsche Bank, and Chair of the ICC Banking Commission, writes The Banker‘s Bracken column on banks’ role in society. Schmand wants to improve the dialogue between banks, clients and regulators, and discusses everything from trade finance to geopolitical risk in this piece. To read …

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