Tag Archive: European recovery

Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes in IFR on the ECB’s real motive

Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, writes for International Financing Review on the European Central Bank’s (ECB) real objective behind it’s use of quantitative easing (QE). The intention of the ECB is to bring eurozone inflation back towards the 2% target by means of an increasingly expansionary monetary policy. Artus, however, argues that QE is instead plaguing the …

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Commerzbank offers a blueprint for Croatia’s economic recovery in specialist trade magazine

Having ushered in a new government, marked a quarter of a century of independence, and posted the first positive economic growth after six years of recession, Croatia’s fortunes seem at last on the mend. Writing in specialist magazine, Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR), Nicolas Adamovich – Commerzbank’s senior representative in the bank’s Zagreb office, and …

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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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Commerzbank launches October issue of FI.News at Sibos

Commerzbank has released its latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, which is available in both print and interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates. This edition focuses on the “conundrum” of compliance in the financial world – how to …

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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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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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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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Patrick Artus’ latest Bloomberg blog argues why Europe’s growth is “stolen”

Writing for Bloomberg, Artus argues that the signs of recovery in Europe have not stemmed from the regions own domestic policies or economic performance, but have, in fact, been “stolen” from the rest of the world. For example, the drop in oil prices have effectively acted as a tax cut for European consumers, adding to …

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Patrick Artus argues why the ECB must plan its exit from QE now

In Artus’ latest Institutional Investor blog, he assesses what will happen to the economy when oil prices rise again and the temporary boost to the economy, stemmed from oil prices and the ECB’s own measures, begins to diminish. What’s more, the ECB need to assess what will happen when excess liquidity and a distortion of …

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