Tag: 2015 outlook

U.K. energy reforms impact on the ‘Big Six’; the focus of S&P’s September Infrastructure Outlook

Standard & Poor’s has released the September edition of Infrastructure Outlook, its monthly newsletter rounding up all the key ratings updates, news and commentaries relevant to infrastructure and project finance. This issue explores how recent reforms in the U.K.’s energy sector – an outcome of heightened political risk since the May elections – have affected the …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andy Reid takes stock on SEPA’s first anniversary in FX-MM

This August will mark one year since the compliance deadline for SEPA. In this month’s FX-MM, Andrew Reid, Head of Cash Management Corporates for EMEA, Deutsche Bank, looks back at what this meant for the eurozone, and how corporates both within and outside the SEPA-zone are now looking to capitalise on post-compliance advantages. To read the full …

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James Binns, Deutsche Bank, advises on mitigating geopolitical risk in The Treasurer

Geopolitical risk was a key concern in 2014 – and will continue to be an increasingly prominent one for treasurers everywhere. But what do we mean by geopolitical risk, and what can be done to manage exposure and plan contingencies? In this month’s edition of The Treasurer, James Binns – MD, head of working capital, EMEA, at …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid on SEPA’s 1st anniversary, in TMI

TMI takes stock as we draw near the end of the first year of the SEPA-zone. Andrew Reid, Head of Cash Management Corporates EMEA Deutsche Bank, explains that, in the post migration era, corporates are looking at leveraging SEPA developments to achieve the next stages of cash management via automation and centralisation. To read the full article, …

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Falcon Group hosts its sixth annual Dubai forum

Falcon Group has held its sixth annual trade and corporate finance forum in Dubai. Moorgate helped organise the forum section of the event (which is followed by an evening reception) — developing the theme, sourcing the speakers, producing all collateral, and coordinating the panel discussion. This year’s forum — entitled “Corporate Growth versus Global Challenges” …

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Natixis’ Sylvain Broyer examines challenges Lithuania may encounter as newest eurozone member in IFR

In January, Lithuania – a tiny economy which has long pegged it’s currency to the euro – became the last of the Baltic states to formally join the eurozone. However, with Europe’s economy looking somewhat worse for wear, Sylvain Broyer discusses the potential challenges Lithuania may encounter as the 19th member of the union in …

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TFR reports on Falcon Group sixth annual Dubai forum

The sixth annual Falcon Group Dubai forum discussed the opportunities and hurdles to corporate growth – highlighting not only the promise of technology, but also the challenges facing the global economic and financial landscape, as well as the vital role specialist financiers play in filling the funding gap globally. Click here to read the article …

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Daniel Schmand in TXF vows ICC will help banks rekindle contract with society’

Following his recent appointment as Chairman of the ICC’s Banking Commission, Daniel Schmand discusses in TXF the ways in which he plans to spend his time and energy carrying on the ICC’s work as the platform for advocating for industry change. Schmand discusses the reputational damage banks have suffered, and how re-acknowledging their key role in facilitating trade and …

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Patrick Artus explains how next Euro crisis can be prevented in Institutional Investor

In this month’s blog, Artus looks ahead to the possible economic scenario where oil prices have risen, the euro has appreciated and interest rates have risen. Currently, Europe is enjoying various boosts to its economy, but once these quick-fixes have disappeared, there is a possibility that Europe will once more be plunged back in to …

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Natixis’ Artus proclaims expansionary monetary policy as the bête noire of Europe’s economy

In a recent IFR article, Natixis’ Chief Economist Patrick Artus argues that despite QE being hailed as a panacea for economic health, it is only for the benefit of the financial markets. Indeed, it is because of bond holders – such as institutional investors and banks – that monetary policies will remain expansionary for a …

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