Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

SEEKING AN ENERGY BOOST COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.     ...

Newsmakers : Roth Brings Down Franc

SWITZERLAND       Roth: Doing the whole region a favor by pushing down the franc.       Jean-Pierre Roth, the low-key chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is not the type of person you would expect to shock ...

Milestones : Governments Transform M&A Landscape

EUROPE     PwC's Nick Page. The cross-border M&A; activity that has characterized financial services for the past few years has virtually ground to a halt as increasing government involvement radically reshapes the market. Nick Page, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, says M&A; ...

Emerging Markets : Governments transform M&A landscape

EUROPE       The cross-border M&A; activity that has characterized financial services for the past few years has virtually ground to a halt as increasing government involvement radically reshapes the market.   PwC's Nick Page Nick Page, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ...

Features : Survival Instinct

CYPRUS Cyprus’ leaders are tackling head on the challenge of maintaining economic growth during the current global downturn.     Nicosia, Cyprus' capital, is gripping itself for an economic slowdown. Cyprus has experienced more than its fair share of ups ...

Emerging Markets : Roth brings down franc

Jean-Pierre Roth, the low-key chairman of the Swiss National Bank, is not the type of person you would expect to shock the financial world. But that is exactly what he did on March 12 when he confirmed that the bank ...

Features : A Very British Meltdown

A VERY BRITISH MELTDOWN A SYSTEM IN PERIL The swiftness of Britain’s transition from the cutting edge of innovation in banking and finance to representing the epitome of the global crisis has left many heads spinning. But in its dramatic ...

Milestones : Europe’s Ipo Market Slumps

EUROPE     Blowout: EDP Renováveis' stock tumbled more than 20% after its IPO With equity capital markets bankers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market focused on massive rights issues to recapitalize their peers in recent months, ...

Features : Seeking An Energy Boost

COUNTRY REPORT / PORTUGAL     Increased competition from new entrants to the European Union has dealt a severe blow to Portugal’s economy. Tourism and investment in renewable energy are helping it pick up the slack.   Calm before the ...

Milestones : Banks Struggle To Raise Cash

EUROPE               UBS: Its third cash call, this time to investors, was successful.       Almost a year after the US subprime crisis burst onto the wider global stage, Europe’s banks are paying ...

Features : Raising Sepa’s Horizons

CORPORATE TOOLBOX — SEPA Six months after SEPA’s introduction, banks are still trying to devise ways to encourage the businesses they serve to jump aboard. Additional optional services may provide the answer.   The introduction of the euro in January ...

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 ...