Articles and Press releases
22/05/2015 Possible IPO of ABN AMRO
The Dutch Minister of Finance has informed Parliament that he believes ABN AMRO is ready to start the next stage of preparations for a possible IPO.
15/05/2015 Global weekly: Strong fundamentals
Bond markets and equity markets, especially in Europe, continued to be volatile this week. We believe this volatility is temporary, as economic fundamentals remain strong.
ABN AMRO reports EUR 543 million underlying net profit for Q1 2015.
08/05/2015 Global weekly: A chain reaction
In the past few weeks, markets across the board changed direction. In a chain reaction, the US dollar declined, oil prices increased, bond yields rose and equities fell. We believe this movement is temporary since underlying fundamentals remain strong.
01/05/2015 Global weekly: Against all odds
This week government bond yields rose, the euro/dollar rate changed direction and equity markets edged lower. This was partly caused by lower-than-expected US economic growth over the first quarter.
Global economic growth is still set to accelerate. Favourable growth conditions, including lower oil prices and low financing costs, are still in place. We have high hopes for Europe in particular, as the region benefits from a decline in the euro and the ECB’s massive asset purchasing programme. The US economy experienced some temporary weakness in recent months. We expect, however, a significant growth pickup in the US during the course of the year.
24/04/2015 Global weekly: Greece cornered
This week, Greek financial problems held European equity and bond markets under pressure. We expect an eventual agreement between Greece and the EU, maybe even before the end of May.
17/04/2015 Global weekly: Growth spurts seen in Europe
Growth in the eurozone is building, as car sales, construction, retail sales and industrial production improve.