Archive for the ‘Finance’ Category

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: After Republican lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on Donald Trump’s proposed healthcare bill to replace the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”),...
March 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: According to data released yesterday by the Bank of Greece, in January 2017, the current account showed a deficit of €271mn, down by €500 mn yoy. This development...
March 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure in European trade on Tuesday as the less-hawkish-than-expected tone of last week’s FOMC monetary policy statement continued...
March 21st, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 20, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure across the board as the less-hawkish-than expected tone of the FOMC monetary policy statement released after the conclusion...
March 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, March 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD remained under pressure against its major currency peer while  US Treasuries’ positive reaction to the less hawkish than expected FOMC monetary...
March 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 25bps to a target range of 0.75%-1.0% at the two-day monetary policy meeting that concluded late on Wednesday,...
March 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 14, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The USD gained some ground in European trade on Tuesday supported by market expectations for a 25bps rate hike at this week’s two-day FOMC monetary...
March 14th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, March 13, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The US’ non-farm payrolls report for February surprised positively providing further support to the prevailing market view for a 25bps rate hike at...
March 13th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 09, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 09, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: ADP employment data surprised to the upside, triggering a renewed hawkish shift in Fed rate hike expectations. Against this background, US Treasuries...
March 9th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 08, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, March 08, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: Deliberations between Greek officials and the institutions will continue today in Athens with the aim of accelerating progress ahead of tomorrow’s Euroworking...
March 8th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 07, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, March 07, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GREECE: The institutions mission heads are scheduled to depart tomorrow after another round of meetings with Greek government officials today. The March 9 Euroworking...
March 7th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 02, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, March 02, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US core PCE price –the Fed’s preferred inflation measure index– rose by a higher than expected 0.3%mom in January, the biggest increase in four...
March 2nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)

Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook (March 1, 2017)
Greece Macro Monitor (March 1, 2017) Greece: 2017 Economic Outlook Greece’s real GDP came in at -0.4% QoQ / +0.3% YoY in Q4-16 (quarterly national accounts, flash estimate), interrupting two consecutive quarters of positive QoQ growth (Q3: 0.9%; Q2: 0.3%). For the full-year, real output grew by 0.3%,...
March 1st, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Insight, News, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 28, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Market focus today is on US President Donald Trump’s speech to Congress for guidance about the administration’s plan on tax reform and infrastructure...
February 28th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 24, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 24, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: US Treasuries retained a firm tone on Friday supported by lingering market uncertainty about the timing Donald Trump’s administration will enact the...
February 24th, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, News, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 23, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The January 31/February 1 FOMC monetary policy minutes released yesterday supported the view that a gradual Fed rate tightening path is likely to be appropriate...
February 23rd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Taking their lead from the positive tone in Wall Street overnight, the majority of Asian bourses firmed on Wednesday supported by upbeat euro area data...
February 22nd, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian equity markets traded mixed on Tuesday, with the Japanese Nikkei-225 stock average index ending higher favored by the JPY’s weakness and the BoJ’s...
February 21st, 2017 | Banking, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 20, 2017

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Monday, February 20, 2017
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: Political uncertainty is focused on France following news that the candidate of the socialist party for the upcoming presidential election, Benoit Haman,...
February 20th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Friday, February 17, 2017)

Regional Economics and Market Strategy Monthly (Friday, February 17, 2017)
Risk-on mood supports regional assets in early 2017 REGIONAL MACROECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS & OUTLOOK Q4-2016 flash GDP estimates confirm that the economies of the region are in good shape Private consumption in the driver’s seat on improved sentiment, rising real wages, firmer labor...
February 17th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Reports | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 17, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Friday, February 17, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: The ECB Minutes from the mid-January monetary policy meeting that were released yesterday, supported the view that a substantial degree of monetary accommodation...
February 17th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 16, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Thursday, February 16, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: In the wake of the semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee earlier this week where the Fed Chair adopted a more hawkish than expected...
February 16th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)

Daily Overview of Global Markets & the SEE Region (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)
Dr. Platon Chief Market Economist, Deputy General Manager, Eurobank Ergasias S.A., HIGHLIGHTS WORLD ECONOMIC & MARKET DEVELOPMENTS GLOBAL MARKETS: At the semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, Fed’s Chair Janet Yellen adopted a tone similar to the January FOMC policy...
February 15th, 2017 | Banking, Company Profiles, Finance, Markets, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Statistics, Stock Markets | Read More

Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates)

Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates)
Piraeus Akti Miaouli Global Economic & Market Outlook- Focus Notes (February 14, 2017)  Greek national accounts for Q4 2016 (flash estimates) Real GDP -0.4 QoQ% / +0.3 YoY% in Q4 Full year growth +0.3% vs -0.3% 2017 state budget estimate The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) published earlier...
February 14th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Markets, Reports, Statistics | Read More

Greece: assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review

Greece: assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review
Greece Macro Monitor (14 February, 2017) Assessing recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review In this report we take stock of recent developments in the context of the 2nd programme review, highlighting some important challenges in the way to reaching a staff level agreement (SLA)...
February 14th, 2017 | Banking, Country Profiles, Finance, Reports | Read More