ing.world 3Q2016 - Forecasting

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News

You can find the most important news from the third quarter below: from ING’s ambitions to reduce CO2 to Pokémon Go. And not forgetting of course ING’s latest quarterly figures.

In pictures

Past quarter summarised in six images

From earthquake to climate deal and from high points in sport to low points in politics. The quarter in six images.

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News

ING in Q3

Robots that move around at ING, a high sustainability score and an exhibition of masterpieces from the Guggenheim collection. All this and more happened in the world of ING in 3Q.

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Expert talk

“We need a business unusual approach”

ING believes that climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Kaitlin Crouch, ING’s Environmental programme manager, explains what the bank is doing to manage its direct impact on the environment.

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ING Labs

App forecasts transactions

Want to avoid going into the red? Or transfer surplus cash to your savings account? Kijk Vooruit (‘Look Ahead’) helps customers of ING Netherlands keep track of their daily finances and anticipate future transactions.

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Quotes

Memorable quotes

Who dominated the news in 3Q? The nine most memorable quotes.

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Quarterly update

How did ING do in 3Q 2016?

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Theme

New technologies, changing business models and consumer demands that change just a little bit every day. To continue operating in a world that is moving on all fronts, we like to stick to forecasts. But how can you forecast something accurately? And are we as humans actually able to look ahead? ing.world explains the theme from three perspectives and goes in search of answers.

Feature

Navigating stormy seas

Nobody can see into the future, but you can prepare for it. Shell was the first to experience scenario planning in the 1970s, laying the foundations for the strategy adopted by businesses today.

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Inside ING

Confessions of an Economic Forecaster

ING Chief Economist Mark Cliffe reveals eighteen secrets and myths about the economic forecasters’ art. Despite its obvious fallibility in an irretrievably uncertain world, there are useful lessons to be learnt.

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Dan Gardner

Interview

“The more famous an expert is, the less accurate their forecasts are”

It’s human nature to want to predict the future. Unfortunately, most of us are terrible forecasters. Including professional pundits.

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Looking ahead

What does the next quarter look like? The Economics Department looks ahead. And also: how a Dutch paint factory plans to conquer the world.

Ups & downs

Not worried about tomorrow?

Investors are not too worried at the moment. Are politicians and the Fed about to ruin the mood? The ING Economics Department is looking ahead to the next quarter.

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Next quarter

Painting the company picture

Thousands of people pass by their products every day without even knowing. When’s the last time you thought about colour coatings and what they add to all sorts of materials?

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Agenda

The news for next quarter

What upcoming news items are worth keeping an eye on? ing.world can help you decide by listing important events.

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Contact

ing.world is a quarterly publication from ING Group for people interested in ING. If you have any questions please contact us at: communication@ing.com

In pictures Past quarter summarised in six images
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