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EU elections countdown #2: Tough race to the top of the European Commission

28. Februar 2019
The outcome of the EU elections and the composition of the new Parliament will significantly influence the nomination and election of the next President of the European Commission (EC). Parliament will vote for the Council's proposed candidate in a secret ballot with a majority of component MEPs required. The election of the Commission President will be particularly challenging this year. Given the projected new balance of power after the elections both within the EP and within the Council as well as between the EP and the EU Council, an institutional stalemate cannot be ruled out. [mehr]

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25. Februar 2020
Last week's special Council meeting on the next EU budget 2021-2027 ended without an agreement. When EU leaders left Brussels on Friday after close to 30 hours of negotiations, there was no timeline set for further talks. In our view, it would have been a surprise if the meeting had led to a big breakthrough, given the traditionally contested nature of negotiations between net contributors and recipients of the seven-year budget. This time, the situation is much more complicated, as Brexit leaves a sizeable gap of around EUR 60-75bn in the ~EUR 1tr budget. [mehr]
3. Februar 2020
Brexit talks are only moving onto the next phase, the UK and EU must agree the terms of a future economic relationship by the end of the status quo transition period on December 31st 2020. The next chapter in talks is expectant to generate less in the way of intraday excitement for investors, their outcome is more important for the UK's future growth prospects and asset valuations. [mehr]
21. Januar 2020
The global map shows the inflation targets of developed and emerging markets. In emerging economies central banks tend to have higher inflation targets than the central banks in their developed counterparts. The difference generally arises from their stronger inflation rates partly due to lower productivity in tradeable goods production in emerging markets. This key feature is likely to persist as the catch-up process of many emerging markets will continue for some time. [mehr]
9. Januar 2020
Die europäischen Banken kämpfen weiterhin darum, nicht noch mehr zurückzufallen. In den ersten drei Quartalen des Jahres 2019 lagen Erträge und Kosten auf dem Niveau des Vorjahres. Bemerkenswerterweise stieg der Zinsüberschuss trotz der noch niedrigeren Zinsen an. Die Kreditrisikovorsorge legte nach Rekordtiefständen leicht zu. Der Nettogewinn ging moderat zurück, blieb aber solide. Das Bilanzwachstum war so stark wie seit Jahren nicht mehr – die Banken müssen sich gegen eine Reihe neuer Konkurrenten behaupten. Prägende Themen für das Jahr 2020 dürften neben Bemühungen um eine Verbesserung der Ertragslage auch die Umsetzung von Basel IV, die anhaltenden geopolitischen Risiken sowie eine schwache Konjunktur sein. [mehr]
13. Dezember 2019
In ihrem „europäischen Grünen Deal“ ruft die EU-Kommission das hehre Ziel der Klimaneutralität bis 2050 aus. Ist es gut für die Glaubwürdigkeit der europäischen Klimaschutzpolitik, wenn man derart ambitionierte langfristige Klimaschutzziele formuliert, nur eine vage Vorstellung davon hat, wie diese zu erreichen sind, zugleich aber kurz- bis mittelfristig umsetzbare Maßnahmen für einen effizienteren Klimaschutz nur unzureichend auf den Weg bekommt? Ich meine, nein. [mehr]
23. September 2019
Improved performance in the second quarter has given European banks hope that 2019 may still end on a more conciliatory note and that longer-term prospects are not quite as gloomy as some fear. In H1, net interest income rose year-over-year, despite unrelenting margin pressure. Other revenue components were mixed, with fee and commission income disappointing again. Loans and total assets in general increased. Banks cut expenses further, while loan loss provisions picked up from record lows. In the end, profitability and capital levels remained largely stable. Once more, the transatlantic gulf in performance widened slightly, as US banks reported another rise in net income to a new all-time high. [mehr]
12. September 2019
Mit neuen Formen multilateraler Kommunikation hat die digitale Transformation den gesellschaftlichen Diskurs bereichert, aber auch die Verbreitung von Fehlinformationen und Propaganda sowie das Entstehen von Echokammern verstärkt. Sie bietet autokratischen Regimes neue Möglichkeiten für staatliche Überwachung und Kontrolle. Wie Demokratien damit umgehen, wird sich entscheidend darauf auswirken, wie sie im intensiver werdenden Wettbewerb der politischen Systeme bestehen. [mehr]
2. September 2019
The government will hold a Queen's Speech - an outline of the government's legislative agenda. The votes on the Queen's Speech will be held on the 21st and 22nd October, with amendments possible only on these days. Under this schedule, the UK Parliament has just under a week in early September followed by just over a week in late October to prevent a no deal outcome. In practical terms, this schedule limits the ability of MPs to take a legislative route to block a no deal Brexit. [mehr]
4. Juli 2019
Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) ist ein wichtiger Schritt in der Digitalisierung und Transformation des modernen Unternehmens. Auch das Anleger-Interesse steigt: Weltweit wurden 2018 USD 24 Mrd. in KI investiert, vor allem in den USA und China, während Europa hinterherhinkt. Die Nutzung von IT hat bereits in der Vergangenheit zu starken Effizienzverbesserungen im Finanzsektor geführt. Bisher wird KI allerdings im Bankensektor wenig genutzt. Derzeit wird getestet, ob KI Betrug im Online-Banking verhindern und bei der Kundenidentifizierung („Know your customer“, KYC) helfen kann. Auch Robo-Advisors entwickeln sich zu vollständigen KI-Lösungen. Datenschutzvorschriften und Sicherheitsbedenken (Stichwort Cybersicherheit) könnten allerdings den Einsatz von KI im Bankensektor erschweren. Der Empirie zufolge hat KI einen signifikanten positiven Effekt auf die Rendite europäischer Banken. [mehr]
23. Mai 2019
Shrinkage – and no end in sight: in the first quarter of the year, the European banks once more saw revenues and costs alike decline compared to 12 months ago (-2% each). Non-interest income was particularly weak. As a result, profitability dipped, with loan loss provisions also rising, albeit from very low levels. Banks tried to make up for the revenue loss by taking more risk and expanding their balance sheets. Total assets and risk-weighted assets both increased by 4%. Consequently, the average CET1 capital ratio fell 0.4 pp yet remained in comfortable territory. [mehr]
23. Mai 2019
Results from the 23-26 May EU elections will not be published before late Sunday evening, final numbers not before Monday morning. Polls continue to indicate a loss of the conservatives' and social democrats' traditional majority while right-wing and left-wing Eurosceptics could gain more than 35% of the seats in the next EP. We do not expect any Council decisions on the next Commission President and other key positions before the June 20-21 summit. But negotiations between leaders on the EU's top jobs could last much longer and also a lengthy standoff between the Council and Parliament over the "Spitzenkandidaten" procedure cannot be excluded. [mehr]
6. Mai 2019
The May European Parliament elections could see Germany's conservative CDU/CSU and Social Democrats lose a substantial share of votes compared to the last round in 2014, whereas the Greens could overtake the SPD and become the second strongest party. Compared to European peers, the appeal of the far-right AfD to German voters remains far more limited. Still, the AfD could expand its share and rank fourth, followed by the Liberals and the far-left Leftist party. Shifts of voters' support between centrist parties will not have a substantial impact on Germany's generally pro-European stance. However, these parties still represent different views on the future of the EU, e.g. regarding further EMU deepening. [mehr]