Features : Country Report: Greece

COUNTRY REPORT / GREECE   Steady domestic economic growth and significant inward investment are helping Greece battle the headwinds of a tough global economy.   Buoyed by several booming industries, economic growth rates above the European Union average, strong investment ...

Newsmakers : Ackermann Proposes Global Overseer

  Germany       Ackermann: Global watchdog could prevent market bubbles Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann suggests that creating a global financial sector watchdog could prevent an encore of the global market storm unleashed by the US subprime crisis. ...

Newsmakers : Airline Aims To Make Friends In High Places

Germany       Hunt: Legacy airlines lock in customers with "bribery" In a move that is clearly aimed at drumming up corporate business, upstart UK-based business-class-only airline Silverjet has rolled out an innovative loyalty program that takes the benefits ...

Features : An Island In The Storm

COUNTRY REPORT / CYPRUS Cyprus is hoping that its recent adoption of the euro will help it better survive—and perhaps even thrive—during the coming global turbulence.     Cyprus is hoping that its recent adoption of the euro will help ...

Features : Country Report: Iceland

EXPANDING HORIZONS ICELAND Iceland is going all out to expand its economy—and the global reach of its banks and corporations.     With a wealthy consumer base that has the sixth-highest per capita GDP in the OECD, 0.8% unemployment, negligible ...

Features : Seeking Out Growth

REGIONAL REPORT / NORDIC BANKING As Nordic banks look further outside their home markets for growth, the rewards—and also the risks—are increasing. Over the past few years, banks in the Nordic region have benefited from highly favorable economic conditions across ...

Milestones : London Takes The Lead For Commerce

Global     London: The "epicenter of world commerce" London is perhaps best known for major tourist attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Madame Tussaud’s, but now it has a new moniker as the epicenter of commerce globally, ...

Newsmakers : Airbus Gets A Lift As New Orders Pour In

France     Louis Gallois: Delivering good news Louis Gallois, president and CEO of Airbus, was all smiles at the Paris Air Show last month. Europe’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer had some good news to announce—deals worth more than $40 ...