Tag Archive: eurozone

Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for Institutional Investor on the potential causes of a future global economic downturn

Some market observers predict a global financial crisis in 2016-2017; one just as serious, if not more so, than that of 2008-2009. Writing for Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom column, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, analyses the global economy today and discusses the potential triggers of the next crisis. Signs of financial fragility have been growing since …

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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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Natixis’ Patrick Artus examines ECB’s ability to restore eurozone growth in FTSE Global Markets

Writing in FTSE Global Market, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, shares his thoughts on whether the European Central Bank’s (ECB) recent economic stimuli is enough to regenerate the eurozone economy. Despite conditions being favourable for an upturn, the eurozone has remained sluggish. In response, the ECB has implemented an aggressive economic package – yet has neglected …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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