Tag Archive: Europe

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’ 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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New era, new challenges: Commerzbank looks to Croatia’s future in regional publication

This year marks 25 years of an independent Croatia. It also marks a possible turning point in its political future, as a new coalition government, headed by a technocrat prime minister, takes the reigns. Yet Croatia’s economic footing is not so secure. Six years of recession hit the country hard, and GDP growth was only …

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Tradeweb’s Andrew Bernard writes in Regulation Asia about how regulation is accelerating uptake of e-trading

Regulation and innovation are working in concert to promote greater transparency, efficiency and liquidity in derivatives markets, says Andrew Bernard, head of Asia at Tradeweb, writing in Regulation Asia. Legislators around the world are working to realise the commitment made by G20 nations at Pittsburgh in 2009, which requires all standardised OTC-derivatives trades to be executed on electronic platforms, cleared …

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S&P’s December edition of Infrastructure Outlook looks to Paris for a future energy framework

As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) draws to a close in Paris this week, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Research at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), explores the likely outcomes in this month’s Infrastructure Outlook. Wilkins suggests that COP21 success would be the realisation …

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S&P analysis of European nuclear power debt picked up by City AM and Energy Live News

Europe’s reliance on nuclear power has given it the largest fleet of plants in the word. Yet as countries – notably Germany – begin to phase out their nuclear portfolio, the financial impact is set to be significant. The considerable costs of decommissioning nuclear plants and dealing with the fuel waste will highlight the financing …

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Deutsche Bank appoints Willem Calame as new Head of Commodity Trade Finance, EMEA

Deutsche Bank recently appointed Willem Calame as Head of Commodity Trade Finance, EMEA (ex-Germany). Calame has enjoyed 14 years at Deutsche Bank in commodity finance, with broad experience in the Structured Commodity Trade Finance team in EMEA – where he specialised in Africa and worked under John MacNamara. In his new role – reporting to …

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iGTB attends Global Business Leaders Conference, which stresses the power of business for good

This month, Moorgate attended INSEAD’s Global Business Leaders Conference: ‘Europe: What Works!’, held in Vienna. The conference was attended by business leaders and strategic thinkers – including iGTB’s Phil Cantor, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of PreSales and Jacob Derbyshire of Giant iTab, the prize draw winner of iGTB’s soon to be published ‘SME Banking …

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Standard & Poor’s argues infrastructure is key to Italy’s economic progress in Financial Times Adviser

Infrastructure development is essential for Italy’s post-crisis recovery. In fact, Standard & Poor’s has shown that infrastructure spending creates a ‘multiplier effect’, driving short-term employment and productivity, and promoting long-term economic growth. But if Italy is to grasp the multiplier effect’s benefits, it must secure more investment. Writing for the Financial Times Adviser, S&P’s Stefania …

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In Global Banking & Finance Review, Andrew Reid, Deutsche Bank, looks at the SEPA-zone one year on

In Global Banking and Finance Review, Andrew Reid looks at all the possible ways that treasurers can begin to offset the cost of compliance by leveraging SEPA’s benefits to maximise efficiency and operational cost savings for a more robust treasury set-up. Reid writes that ‘The SEPA mindset brought with it a renewed focus on treasury …

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