Tag Archive: Europe

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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Commerzbank explains how treasurers can gain from RMB internationalisation in AFP’s newsletter

The recent turbulence in China’s markets, coupled with RMB’s devaluation, has caused much consternation among investors and companies alike. However, writing for AFP Online’s Global Treasury and Finance Insights newsletter, Michael Rugilo, Asia Expert, and Barbara Herbert, Renminbi Specialist, at Commerzbank, reveal how treasurers can cope with a volatile currency – arguing that with the correct treasury setups, embracing …

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In latest FTSE Global Markets blog, Natixis’ Patrick Artus examines eurozone’s reliance on external factors as main drivers of growth

Writing for FTSE Global Markets, Artus argues that external factors are acting as main drivers of growth in the eurozone. Basing his argument on recent research, Artus explains that, without the fall in oil prices and the depreciation of the euro, growth would have been feeble in Germany, France and Italy in the first quarter …

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S&P survey offers more transparency into the creditworthiness of EMEA’s mid-market

In a recent article for AFP Global Treasury & Finance Insights, Standard & Poor’s Claire Mauduit-Le Clercq explains that EMEA’s midsized companies must improve their credit risk transparency if they are to capitalise on Europe’s growing alternative lending markets. As such, S&P analysed 547 mid-market companies in EMEA. The results show that many midsize companies …

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In El Pais, Natixis’ Artus talks economic recovery, growing inequality and the next financial crisis

El Pais meets Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, to discuss the global economy. Touching on Europe, Artus says that “despite the recent Greek crisis, I’m optimistic on Europe’s recovery”, which he believes many experts have underestimated. Artus argues that there are positive signs in consumption, exports, investment and even in the housing market, which will translate …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for IFR on Greece and the ruin of Europe

Writing for IFR, Artus examines the unprecedented events that have unravelled in Europe over the past fortnight and how the Greek crisis may impact Europe’s economic recovery. Indeed, bank closures, capital controls, the first IMF default by a developed country, the collapse of two multi-billion euro bail-out and, of course, Greece’s landslide “No” vote to …

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Natixis’ Artus writes for Bloomberg Brief on why the ECB will see QE to the end

In the latest Bloomberg Brief, Patrick Artus argues that despite speculation, the ECB is keen to continue its programme – as made clear by its President Mario Draghi on Wednesday, who said after Wednesday’s monetary policy meeting that “we plan to keep our course steady and unchanged.” For the ECB, the inflationary target was merely …

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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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Natixis’ Head of Economics in IFR: Greece’s flirtation with European defenestration is usual story of Europe’s failures

In IFR’s special eurozone report, Dr Sylvain Broyer, Natixis’ Head of European economics discusses the inconsistencies at the heart of the eurozone’s design, the solutions that have only made matters worse, and the reluctance to make any decision today that can be put off until tomorrow. Indeed, as the impact of austerity was felt disproportionately …

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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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