Ireland: New Government Hopes For Export-Led Recovery

NEWSMAKERS: IRELAND   By Dan Keeler   When Ireland’s voters unceremoniously booted out the Fianna Fail-led government in early March election, they were hoping that new leadership would give the country a fresh start.   IDA’s O’Leary: Confident Humbled by ...

Britain’s Big Gamble

FOCUS: UK RECOVERY STRATEGY   By Justin Keay   The UK government’s savage spending cuts and deep austerity measures have been touted as a model recovery strategy for stumbling Western economies. Faltering growth is raising questions over the strategy’s validity. ...

UK: Businesses Brace For Bribery Crackdown

NEWSMAKERS: UK   By Anita Awser   High risk: UK bribery law will affect companies worldwide In a sign that regulators are clamping down on bribery and corruption in international business, from April 2011 the UK will implement what legal ...

SEPA Update: Slow Progress

UPDATE: SEPA   By Anita Hawser   Proponents of the Single Euro Payments Area are considering stringent measures to encourage companies to hop on board.   As eurozone countries busy themselves implementing liquidity measures designed to calm market fears about ...

Best Derivatives Providers: Europe

WINNERS: EUROPE   Best Commodity Derivatives Provider Morgan Stanley Despite attempts by competitors to nibble at its market share when commodities prices were soaring in 2009, Morgan Stanley has maintained its dominant position in commodities derivatives in Europe thanks to ...

Regional Report: Southern Europe

COVER STORY: LIVING ON THE EDGE   By Laurence Neville   Southern Europe's sovereign debt crisis may appear to have been resolved, but severe trials still lie ahead—particularly for Greece.   The travails of Southern Europe—in particular Spain, Portugal and ...

Country Report: Spain

  AN ATTAINABLE GOAL     By Antonio Guerrero   Spain's economy is still under pressure, but signs of renewed confidence are slowly emerging.   When Spain beat the Netherlands in July to win the country's first-ever soccer World Cup, ...

WORLD’S SAFEST BANKS IN WESTERN EUROPE 2010

Global Finance names the World's Safest Banks 2010 in Western Europe   NEW YORK, September 2, 2010 — Global Finance magazine (www.gfmag.com) has named the top 10 "Safest Banks in Western Europe" in an exclusive survey to be published in ...

WORLD'S BEST INTERNET BANKS IN EUROPE 2010

Global Finance names the World's Best Internet Banks in Europe 2010 NEW YORK, July 26, 2010 – Global Finance has announced the First Round winners in the "World's Best Internet Banks" competition in Europe. This is the 11th year Global ...

Drowning In Debt

COVER STORY: AFTER THE BAILOUT   The turmoil in Greece and the subsequent rout of the euro have rattled global markets and caused a renewed bout of hand-wringing over the stability of the global economy. Some believe the developed markets ...