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23 May 2024
Bank/fintech collaboration: how Societe Generale Factoring places client needs at the heart of its strategy
With the emergence of fintechs, debt financing and supply chain finance have experienced new dynamics in recent years....
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With the emergence of fintechs, debt financing and supply chain finance have experienced new dynamics in recent years. And this is just the beginning: more and more partnerships are developing between banks and new technology companies to digitalise finance and provide clients with the best of both worlds.
Bank/fintech collaboration: how Societe Generale Factoring places client needs at the heart of its strategy
21 May 2024
How the return of inflation is changing Japan’s economy
In a little over two years, Japan appears to have put three decades of deflation decisively behind it. Accelerating from...
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In a little over two years, Japan appears to have put three decades of deflation decisively behind it. Accelerating from near zero at the start of 2022 to a peak of over 4% early last year, consumer prices are currently just shy of 3%.
How the return of inflation is changing Japan’s economy
16 May 2024
Societe Generale and ReNew sign MOU to broaden collaboration on energy transition projects
MOU will support the financing and development of large-scale energy transition projects in India and globally
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MOU will support the financing and development of large-scale energy transition projects in India and globally
Societe Generale and ReNew sign MOU to broaden collaboration on energy transition projects
29 Apr 2024
The role of technology and trade finance in decarbonising supply chains
The global push for sustainable supply chains is strengthening the link between digitalisation and decarbonisation.
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The global push for sustainable supply chains is strengthening the link between digitalisation and decarbonisation.
The role of technology and trade finance in decarbonising supply chains
10 Apr 2024
Future-proofing Australia’s commercial real estate market
Following a correction in valuations during 2023, investors are turning cautiously optimistic about Australian real...
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Following a correction in valuations during 2023, investors are turning cautiously optimistic about Australian real estate again and refocusing on the sector’s structural growth, which is being underpinned by heavy investment into higher environmental standards.
Future-proofing Australia’s commercial real estate market
03 Apr 2024
Financial industry challenges in 2024
Luis Vaz Pinto, Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance & Global Head of ECM at Societe Generale, takes us through his...
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Luis Vaz Pinto, Deputy Global Head of Corporate Finance & Global Head of ECM at Societe Generale, takes us through his views on the challenges facing the financial industry in 2024.
Financial industry challenges in 2024
27 Mar 2024
How ship financing can speed the age of greener propulsion
By Paul Taylor, Global Head, Maritime Industries, Societe Generale, and Elodie Tarby, Strategic & Capital Advisory,...
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By Paul Taylor, Global Head, Maritime Industries, Societe Generale, and Elodie Tarby, Strategic & Capital Advisory, Maritime Industries, Societe Generale, from the recent Societe Generale webinar entitled “Decarbonising the Maritime Sector”, where experts reported the progress being made and the focus of finance on greener ships.
How ship financing can speed the age of greener propulsion
27 Mar 2024
Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the outlook for 2024 and beyond
In the first section entitled “Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the keys to a successful migration”, Societe...
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In the first section entitled “Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the keys to a successful migration”, Societe Generale experts shared their experiences and offered their best advice to financial players still having to make the big leap into the promising realm of ISO 20022. In this second part, our experts discuss the current state of payments...
Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the outlook for 2024 and beyond
27 Mar 2024
Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the keys to a successful migration
After many years of patient development, the ISO 20022 payments standard is gaining ground and revolutionising the world...
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After many years of patient development, the ISO 20022 payments standard is gaining ground and revolutionising the world of payments and reporting, particularly for correspondent banking and cash management activities. ISO 20022 is a global standard designed for the exchange of computerised data in financial transactions. It aims to streamline the...
Faster, further and stronger with ISO 20022: the keys to a successful migration
25 Mar 2024
Which Equity Strategies Typically Perform Best Post Fed Monetary Easing?
History can tell us a lot about how markets perform in the wake of monetary easing. In anticipation of rate cuts in the...
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History can tell us a lot about how markets perform in the wake of monetary easing. In anticipation of rate cuts in the U.S., we talked with Solomon Tadesse, Head of North American Quant Equity Research at Societe Generale Americas, about how expected rate cuts from the Fed will impact US markets.
Which Equity Strategies Typically Perform Best Post Fed Monetary Easing?
11 Mar 2024
Latin America economies appear to have been an outlier
Over the last few years economies around the world were significantly impacted by the COVID pandemic, war and...
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Over the last few years economies around the world were significantly impacted by the COVID pandemic, war and geopolitics that crimped trade and tied up supply lines. While these disruptions impacted most markets negatively, Latin America economies appear to have been an outlier, benefitting from the resulting boost in commodities prices and their own...
Latin America economies appear to have been an outlier
29 Feb 2024
Milestone for French offshore wind
The Dieppe/le Treport, Iles d' Yeu/Noirmoutier wind farms represent a major milestone in France's development of the...
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The Dieppe/le Treport, Iles d' Yeu/Noirmoutier wind farms represent a major milestone in France's development of the offshore wind sector. By Jérome Deflesselles, Global Head of Energy business initiatives, Yann Le Bot, Renewable Energy Structured Finance, and Bas Thijwissen, Energy Advisory & Project Finance, Societe Generale, article published in January...
Milestone for French offshore wind
21 Feb 2024
Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s...
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Every country is striving to reach net zero carbon emissions in the coming decades. But not all of them face India’s additional challenges of trying to decarbonise a rapidly growing economy, while also extending electricity coverage to a still largely rural population of 1.4 billion.
Renewing India: an energy transition that is well on the way
31 Jan 2024
Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance market has reached a pivotal moment
As stakeholders push companies to become more sustainable, technology, regulation and national support measures are all...
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As stakeholders push companies to become more sustainable, technology, regulation and national support measures are all evolving rapidly to make this possible, allowing investors to deploy more capital with greater certainty.
Asia Pacific’s sustainable finance market has reached a pivotal moment
30 Jan 2024
Funding aviation’s e-fuel future requires new collaboration
Bringing together equity investors from across aviation is key to raising the billions of dollars required
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Bringing together equity investors from across aviation is key to raising the billions of dollars required
Funding aviation’s e-fuel future requires new collaboration
19 Jan 2024
Viewpoint with Stephen Gallagher
Will the US economy achieve that much talked about soft landing in 2024? As we begin the new year, we asked Chief US...
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Will the US economy achieve that much talked about soft landing in 2024? As we begin the new year, we asked Chief US Economist and Head of Research Stephen Gallagher this and what else is on his radar - the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Viewpoint with Stephen Gallagher
15 Jan 2024
Cross-border payments: Technological innovation and interoperability to improve client experience
The lines are moving in the world of cross-border payments; last September, Citigroup announced that it had completed a...
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The lines are moving in the world of cross-border payments; last September, Citigroup announced that it had completed a tokenized payment transaction between shipping giant Maersk and a channel authority. The beginning of a new era? And yet, does the image of openness and “decentralised” use, associated with cryptos, not contradict client expectations in this...
Cross-border payments: Technological innovation and interoperability to improve client experience
12 Jan 2024
La demande en obligations vertes gagne du terrain
Le marché des capitaux de dette a subi des fluctuations mais se redresse en fin d’année. Les titres durables, malgré des...
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Le marché des capitaux de dette a subi des fluctuations mais se redresse en fin d’année. Les titres durables, malgré des critères d’éligibilité plus exigeants, sont de plus en plus demandés.
La demande en obligations vertes gagne du terrain
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