BREAKING NEWS

Italy, fruit and vegetable sector

The Cariparma CA Group launches “Orizzonte Ortofrutta”: an action to conquer customers in the fruit and vegetable sector.

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Launching insurance business in Poland

Already in Poland via its life insurance company, CA Assurances opens its property and casualty insurance business, Crédit Agricole Insurance Poland.

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Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring, a key partner for Canon France

Major global manufacturer of imaging and processing equipment Canon signs an agreement with CAL&F after a Europe-wide tender process.

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ECONOMY IN BRIEF

Poland: From resilience to rebound

In 2013, the GDP growth in Poland proved very resilient. In 2014, growth is likely to rebound to 3%, an enviable pace that should even accelerate in 2015.

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KEY FIGURES

1,5%

That was Germany's GDP growth in 2014, the highest rate since 2011, when it was 3.6%. In 2012, Germany's GDP grew by 0.4% then by a more timid 0.1% in 2013. Over the past ten years, average growth is 1.2%. Breaking the 2014 figure down, exports expanded by 3.7%, private spending by 1.1% and public expenditure by 1%.

INSIGHT

The ECB's narrower options – expect QE by default

The combination of falling oil prices and a lower-than-expected TLTRO allotment is likely to trigger both contingencies for fresh ECB action.

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ANALYSIS

ECB in the starting blocks

It hardly needs repeating: Germany is hostile to ECB purchases of sovereign debt, officially because bond-buying is contrary to EU law, but really because Germany fears purchases would encourage fiscal laziness by the member states that benefit, and lead to high inflation.

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