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Philippe Waechter

Chief economist

Sustained growth in the Eurozone since the beginning of the year

17.08.2017

Growth has been robust since the beginning of 2017. In the second quarter, the economic activity was up by 2.5% after 2% during the first quarter and 2.4% in the last three months of 2016 (annual rates).

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Soft Brexit …or how to do a swift about-turn

28.06.2017

In the wake of the UK elections, the ensuing confusion suggests an increasing likelihood of a soft Brexit, as Theresa May does not have a majority and will have to deal with the situation as it stands. However, it cannot, and will not, be quite that simple as this would mean going back on the result of the Brexit referendum.

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New currency in France – Uncertainties and Instability

21.04.2017

Europe is a key factor in the presidential campaign, even though this theme gained minimal coverage during the two televised debates. Europe is a key differentiating factor for the four candidates who are leading in the polls, and so it must be the main decisive factor in the elector’s choice between the candidates.

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Philippe Waechter is Head of the economic research department of Natixis Asset Management.

Philippe joined Bred Banque Populaire in April 1988 as an economist. In 1994 he became Director of the economic research department. When Banque Populaire Asset Management was created in June 1998 (which then became Natexis Asset Management in May 2003) Philippe held the same position.

Philippe is graduated from the University of Paris I and worked as a Professor at the University of Evry from 2002 to 2003. He regularly works for the print and audiovisual media.

On Twitter

Philippe Waechter . 9h ago

RT @henrikenderlein: Opening 🇩🇪 border to 1m refugees was right. And even if prize to pay is 85 neonazis in parliament, it was still right.…

Philippe Waechter . 9h ago

RT @brutofficiel: 4% de chômage en Allemagne contre 9,4% en France. Faut-il suivre le modèle allemand ? https://t.co/YEDWwCMOW1

Philippe Waechter . 9h ago

RT @brutofficiel: Il n'y avait pas que les discours de Trump et Macron à l'ONU. Le secrétaire général António Guterres avait aussi un messa…