Tag Archive: eurozone

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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In today’s City AM, Patrick Artus argues why Greece could pull Europe back into recession

In this morning’s newspaper, Patrick Artus writes for City AM on Europe’s week of unprecedented events. Bank closures, capital controls, the first IMF default by a developed country, the collapse of a multi-billion-euro bail-out, and, of course, a referendum that may end with a member exiting the single currency has meant that Mr Draghi’s 2012 …

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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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In IFR, Natixis’ Patrick Artus examines the possibility of another European crisis in 2017

The eurozone is at last enjoying an upturn, explains Artus in IFR. Indeed, economists are savouring the unaccustomed pleasure of revising their growth forecasts up, rather than down, and investors are getting increasingly excited. Yet as policy-makers make a conscious effort to communicate that Europe is finally at a turning point, Artus sees reason to fear that …

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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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Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand discusses the EU’s 4th AML Directive in Financial News

‘Hunting terrorists and crime gangs’ reads the headline for an article that takes an in-depth look at how trade finance units are enlisted to fight money laundering. Daniel Schmand, Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA, Deutsche Bank spoke to Financial News about what the new regulation would mean for banks – and for intra-EU trade. To read …

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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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