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World Finance speaks to Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank, to discuss Germany’s economic future

Germany can stomach Eurozone wobbles, says Holger Schmieding

World Finance speaks to Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist at Berenberg Bank, to discuss Germany’s economic future

Germany’s economy has taken a set of hits that have shocked the world. For a long time the country has been considered Europe’s strongest in terms of GDP and stability. World Finance speaks to a world-renowned economist to ask whether Germany can reco...

World Finance speaks to Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist of Berenberg Bank, to discuss whether Germany's economy is on a downward spiral

Germany has simply caught the ‘flu’, but will recover, says expert

World Finance speaks to Holger Schmieding, Chief Economist of Berenberg Bank, to discuss whether Germany’s economy is on a downward spiral

Germany has long been considered the backbone of Europe, and carries many of its neighbouring countries' shaky economies. But with the second quarter of this year seeing a decline in GDP and manufacturing orders dropping, Germany's economy is showing clea...

World Finance speaks to Derya Gürerk, CEO of Turkiye Finans, to find out about the bank's strong performance in spite of tough economic times

‘We are growing in excess of the sector’s growth rate': Turkiye Finans on exceeding industry expectations

World Finance speaks to Derya Gürerk, CEO of Turkiye Finans, to find out about the bank’s strong performance in spite of tough economic times

The Turkish banking sector has been plagued by instability since the global financial crisis, but one institution that has stayed on top is Turkiye Finans. World Finance speaks to its CEO, Derya Gürerk, to find out how the bank has prospered in difficult...

World Finance speaks to Professor Massimo Merlino and Daniele Guidi from Banca CIS to discuss San Marino's economic potential

Banca CIS on San Marino’s economic potential

World Finance speaks to Professor Massimo Merlino and Daniele Guidi from Banca CIS to discuss San Marino’s economic potential

The Republic of San Marino is a small state inside Italy, yet is renowned for its banking sector. One bank that has firmly built its routes there is Banca CIS. World Finance speaks to Professor Massimo Merlino and Daniele Guidi from the company to discuss...

A panel of esteemed experts met at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos yesterday to discuss Europe's goal to raise competitiveness

Let’s talk about Europe

A panel of esteemed experts met at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos yesterday to discuss Europe’s goal to raise competitiveness

A panel, comprising members of the political spectrum, business community and public servants gathered at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos yesterday to discuss the ways in which European leaders can craft a long-term strategy for competitiv...

There are numerous challenges facing Europe’s lacklustre economy, not least of which being the region’s inflexible labour markets and horrific youth unemployment situation

Davos update: problems remain for Europe

There are numerous challenges facing Europe’s lacklustre economy, not least of which being the region’s inflexible labour markets and horrific youth unemployment situation

2013 was widely cited as the year in which Europe’s economic prospects returned, however, regardless of credit spreads having narrowed, break-up speculation receded and stock prices climbed, questions remain about the continent’s recovery or lack ther...

Private sector output contracts sharply in France

New figures reveal drop in output in November, and come days after news the economy shrunk in the last quarter

It might not come as a complete surprise that the French economy continues to struggle, but new figures that reveal just how much the private sector is shrinking in the country are pretty shocking. Research by Markit Flash has revealed that market outp...

Greek privatisation suffers setback

A scandal involving the Greek privatisation agency chairman has forced him into resignation, impacting on the country’s ongoing privatisation programme

Stelios Stavridis, the chairman of Greece’s privatisation agency has been forced to resign after Greek newspaper Proto Thema divulged he has been utilising a private jet, owned by a purchaser of state assets. The buyer that granted Stavridis free use...

Crowds gathered in the Croatian capital of Zagreb to celebrate their country’s official admittance into the European Union. Is the party justified?

Croatia joins the party

Crowds gathered in the Croatian capital of Zagreb to celebrate their country’s official admittance into the European Union. Is the party justified?

The former Yugoslav republic became the 28th country to join the EU at midnight, in what President Ivo Josipovic called “a great and joyful day for our homeland”. “This the day when we open a new chapter in the thick book of our history,” he sa...

Cyprus’ new investment horizon

Merit Kapital, a Cyprus-based investment firm, offers specialised services that are able to match Western capital markets and growth levels

Following the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000-01, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve at the time, Alan Greenspan, decreased interest rates three times in an effort to avert a recession in the US and boost domestic economic activity. Some continue ...

Turkey’s economic promise

Domestic and international investment prospects in Turkey are booming thanks in part to progressive government policy and low levels of private sector debt

In recent years, Turkey’s economic and political outlook has gone through a major paradigm shift, which should allow the Turkish equity market to graduate from its current standard of trading – at a discount to global emerging markets – to premium t...

World Finance interviews Jean-Patrick Marquet, Director of Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Jean-Patrick Marquet on the Sofia Water System | EBRD

World Finance interviews Jean-Patrick Marquet, Director of Municipal and Environmental Infrastructure at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

The Sofia Water System concession was Bulgaria’s first major public-private partnership in the water sector. Jean-Patrick Marquet outlines the aims of the project, explains how the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supported its preparati...

Slovenian credit rating cut to junk

Debilitated financial sector and a severe lack of prospects has led Moody’s to strip Slovenia’s credit rating

Moody’s Investors Service has, as of April 30, lowered Slovenia’s credit rating to junk, pertaining to a determined slump in the nation’s financial sector. The nation’s government herein being forced into delaying the sale of its first foreign bon...

EBRD’s work helping to develop public-private partnerships is bringing crucial change to countries throughout Europe, ensuring stability and minimisation of risk

European infrastructure to be stabilised

EBRD’s work helping to develop public-private partnerships is bringing crucial change to countries throughout Europe, ensuring stability and minimisation of risk

As an institution set up to support the transition towards a market economy in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and now in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) has been actively...

World Finance interviews Alecos Michaelides, Permanent Secretary for the Cyprus Ministry of Communications and Works, on the Larnaka and Pafos Airport development

Alecos Michaelides on Larnaka and Pafos airport | Cyprus

World Finance interviews Alecos Michaelides, Permanent Secretary for the Cyprus Ministry of Communications and Works, on the Larnaka and Pafos Airport development

The Larnaka and Pafos Airport development was Cyprus' first major public-private partnership deal. But a long delay after the bidding process meant costs had increased when the government began negotiations with the winning bidder, reducing the percentage...

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