Global Finance interviews senior executives from some of the banks featured in this year’s World’s Safest Banks rankings.
Some green shoots lurk beneath the region’s raging civil wars, economic woes and political unrest.
Capital Markets | Business Funding
In 1957, when the Treaty of Rome was signed and the European Economic Community was established, it was the first milestone in the long path toward free circulation of goods, capital, services and people among European countries.
Market Trends | Intellectual Property
A European patent regime with unitary effect and a Unitary Patent Court is set to come into force as early as 2017, making it simpler and cheaper for international corporations to defend their intellectual property rights.
Fixed Income | With this summer’s Greek debt crisis having abated somewhat and the European Central Bank (ECB) considering expanding its easy-money policies, US companies are rushing to the eurozone to issue debt at record-low interest rates.
Global Finance’s annual evaluation of the work of the world’s central bankers found some stellar performances, and some dismal ones. The toughest challenge for many: propping up falling prices.
What’s irking central bankers is not that they have bought too many stocks or bonds. Rather, it’s that they haven’t bought enough.
Mergers & Acquisitions | Slowing growth and severe stock market falls have raised fears that China is nearing some sort of crossroads. Some economists believe that, owing to tight central controls, Chinese corporations won’t hit their expected growth targets.
Winterkorn is forced to resign after it was revealed the company was guilty of manipulating diesel emission tests.
When former UBS and Citigroup derivatives trader Thomas Hayes was found guilty last month on all eight charges of conspiracy to manipulate Libor, it was the verdict heard around the world.
Dick Oskam, global head of sales for transaction services, ING, talks virtual bank accounts and blockchain technology.
Capital Markets | Mergers & Acquisitions
German auto manufacturers Audi, BMW and Daimler have acquired the Finnish company Nokia’s high-precision digital mapping service Here for €2.8 billion ($3.1 billion).
Martin Gilbert, chief executive at Aberdeen Asset Management, says diversification and globalization will see an ever-increasing number of businesses turn to outside portfolio managers.