Articles and Press releases
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.
10/04/2015 Global weekly: Waiting for liftoff
Equity markets rose this week. European markets hit a new high, buoyed by the effects of quantitative easing, ample liquidity and low oil prices. We expect a rebound in global growth and for the first hike in US rates to come in September.
27/03/2015 Global weekly: Eurozone springing to life
Signs of growth are popping up in the eurozone. Manufacturing, growth expectations and even bank lending are showing new signs of life.
20/03/2015 Publication of 2014 Annual Report and Sustainability Report of ABN AMRO Group N.V. and proposal to reappoint Hans de Haan as Supervisory Board member
Today, ABN AMRO is publishing the Annual Report and Sustainability Report of ABN AMRO Group N.V. for 2014. The Annual Report offers additional information on the company (including Pillar III disclosures), the bank’s strategy, businesses, financial performance and governance. The Sustainability Report discusses the bank’s sustainability strategy and describes the progress made on material sustainability issues.
20/03/2015 We're not there yet, says the Fed
The Federal Reserve (Fed) on Wednesday struck a more cautious tone with regard to the US economy. Although Fed Chair Janet Yellen indicated that a rate hike in June cannot be ruled out, we now believe it is more likely for the central bank to start lifting rates in September. Equity markets moved higher this week, as investors interpreted the Fed statement as rather dovish. Bond yields continued their decline.
Central banks in the US and Europe are moving in opposite directions. In Europe, the ECB has embarked on an unprecedented EUR 1.1 trillion asset-purchase programme, while the US Federal Reserve is expected to start hiking rates in 2015.
13/03/2015 Global weekly: Mind the gap
The European Central Bank (ECB) is well on track with purchasing government bonds for its monetary easing programme. The bond rally continued and also the European equity market rose. However, the US monetary policy is heading in the opposite direction and so the gap between the world’s largest economies is widening.
06/03/2015 Global weekly: At the starting line
Equity markets rallied with the ECB’s announcement that it will begin government bond purchases on Monday. The central bank also revised its forecasts for eurozone growth upwards.