S&P Capital IQ helps the FT make sense of European equity markets

With European markets subject to much volatility, tier one reporters often require expert analysis from professional analysts to help make sense of events.

Robert Quinn, chief European equities strategist at S&P Capital IQ, was able to do just that over a quick phone call with the FT reporter responsible for the daily European market update. The conversation – facilitated by Moorgate – resulted in citation, available online here.

Deutsche Bank: Asia comes of age

In this article for Trade Finance magazine – currently the most read article on the magazine’s website – Shivkumar Seerapu (Deutsche Bank’s regional head, trade and supply chain, Asia Pacific) discusses the maturation of the Asian market, China’s continuing development as the region’s economic powerhouse, and the new dynamics this is creating in the realm of trade finance.

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Deutsche Bank demonstrates its expertise in The Banker

The July issue of The Banker included a Cash Management Financial Intelligence Guide, containing three articles by Deutsche Bank.

Satvinder Singh, Deutsche Bank’s global head of trust and securities services and cash management for financial institutions, explored the impact of macroeconomic and regulatory pressures on transaction banking and cash management.To read the full article, please click here.

Rhomaios Ram, global head of product management, Christian Westerhaus, global head of cash product management and EMEA regional head of product management, and David Watson, head of client access, examined the challenges and opportunities presented by the rise of technology in cash management.To read the full article, please click here.

And John Ball, global head of sales, cash management for financial institutions, and Marcus Sehr, global head of FI product, cash management for financial institutions, explained the importance of local and global partnerships in managing transactions during periods of financial turmoil and increased regulatory pressure.To read the full article, please click here (please note that these articles are behind a pay wall).

Commerzbank: Islamic Finance – Meeting the Challenges

Developing a standardised set of rules and regulations for Islamic banking is proving problematic, argues Carsten Kayatz, Senior Product Manager for Financial Institutions at Commerzbank, in this months GT News. Nevertheless, the sector continues to grow regardless, making detailed knowledge of regional laws and preferences vital alongside the ability to structure bespoke solutions adhering to what are often highly localised requirements.

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Natixis puts the worrying ‘logic’ of the Eurozone’s economic rescue efforts in the spotlight

Eurozone crisis rescue efforts have decoupled from financial markets logic, writes Natixis chief economist Patrick Artus, in a recently published opinion piece on Investment Europe’s website. In the commentary, he points to the worrying stubbornness of EU leaders’ in their continuation of a strategy that is inefficient and dangerous. The plan to rapidly reduce fiscal deficits and improve competitiveness has only led to a collapse in activity in the region, he says. Disturbingly, the strategy is being maintained, and even stepped up.

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Natixis looks at why French industry is in trouble

France is in the midst of a worsening industrial crisis, writes Patrick Artus, chief economist at Natixis, in his column for FTSE Global Markets. He identifies three particular causes: deteriorating supply conditions, a weakness in demand, and the impact of the eurozone crisis. Unfortunately, in his opinion, not much can be done about weak demand, and the potential remedies to the supply problem would be difficult to implement rapidly.

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S&P Capital IQ looks under the hood of UK manufacturing

UK manufacturing has been on a steep and well reported decline for several decades. However, a recent case study by Solutions Architect Pavle Sabic found that several niche manufacturers based in Britain are in rude health and outperforming the sector-at-large in a number of asset classes.

Using S&P Capital IQ’s proprietary data, research and analytics, Pavle demonstrated how they’re outperforming in the July/August issue of Funds Europe, available online here.