Lutz-Christian Funke, executive director of KfW, The World’s Safest Bank for several consecutive years, discusses with GFMag editor Andrea Fiano Germany’s political balancing act and economic stability, Europe’s refugee problem, and KfW’s collaborations with other European banks and political agencies.
Large multinationals are edged out of Europe’s top 50 by midsize banks that are based in developed economies and offer global service.
In the face of rising political risks, nearly 1,900 companies have moved their seat out of Catalonia including some of the biggest in the region like Gas Natural and Abertis. While murmurs of companies moving out of Catalonia owing to ...
Bruno Le Maire, France's new minister of the Economy — is appointed by Emmanuel Macron following the French presidential elections
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund increasingly engages in activism over the governance of companies it invests in.
When it comes to reviving the Greek economy, an obsession with paying down public debt may miss the mark.
The Bank to Bank Forum is a traditional fixture of the European chapter of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT). Nearly a century old, the association advocates free-market solutions for trade services.
What is the single most critical factor wealth managers must change about their service in the next 12 months? Improve operational effiency 30% Improve technological iterations (eg web, app, email, ...
Western European banks and institutions are expanding financing for small and medium-sized companies in Turkey.
Despite political turmoil in the wake of last summer’s coup attempt, in the business world it’s business as usual, according to executives at multinationals.
After two inconclusive elections and 10 months without a fully functioning government, Spain has formed an coalition administration, but without a majority, action will be difficult.
As the reality of a Donald Trump presidency sinks in with the world's markets, financial professionals and economic groups are choosing to look at the stimulus that could result from the election of the real estate developer turned reality show star.
The safest banks in Europe are located in Northern and Western Europe, with Germany contributing ten of the Top 50 banks and France nine. The safest nine European banks are the same nine that lead our Global Safest Banks ranking. ...
Big profits from managing short lead times helped Amancio Ortega—Spanish business magnate, founder and chairman of the Inditex fashion group—recently pass Bill Gates’s fortune for the second time.
UK-based Barclays has reduced its shareholding in Johannesburg-listed Barclays Africa from 62.3% to 50.1% this year and is believed to be seeking to reduce that stake further to around 20%.