The ECB’s decision to raise its base rate to 3.25% has led to one financial giant warning it was “sufficient” to cause a recession. According to Anna Stupnytska, global macro economist at Fidelity International, the European economy is set to follow a similar path to that of the US after the Federal Reserve raised rates […]
REIFs ‘integral’ to post-Covid real estate market, says ECB
Analysis from the European Central Bank (ECB) has highlighted the importance of real estate investment funds (REIFs) in commercial real estate (CRE) markets across the continent. The piece, published here, said REIFs provided “a valuable channel of financing and investment in euro area CRE markets, reducing reliance on bank financing and thus diversifying the investor […]
Does Europe’s green transition need better investment?
Europe has an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to move away from imported fossil fuels and become a ‘long-term leader in clean energy’, according to a report from law firm Dentons. The 72-page report, Investing in Renewable Energy Projects in Europe, states that global investment in renewable energy has soared in recent years, reaching $495bn (€467) in 2022 […]
European hawks firmly in flight as ECB hikes rates by 50bps
And signals a similar rise in March
European Central Bank plays ball with 75bps rate hike
As industry commentators are split on how aggressive the central bank will be from here on in
ECB goes big with 50bps rate hike
But is its first rate rise in 11 years too little, too late?
Post-pandemic spending splurge on the rocks
It might take longer to shake off our covid caution than originally thought
German economists split and wary over inflation
Three camps have emerged and only time will tell who is right
Is everyone gearing up for high inflation?
Questions abound about whether the economic turbulence will be long-term or short lived
Italy joins Green Government Bond market
Italy has launched its €8.5bn inaugural green bond – 2021’s first major green sovereign issue.