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The EU’s second largest economy has been ‘sick’ for some time now, as it finds itself in an unemployment chokehold that doesn’t show any signs of release

Unemployment special: can France escape a vicious circle?

The EU’s second largest economy has been ‘sick’ for some time now, as it finds itself in an unemployment chokehold that doesn’t show any signs of release

When President Francois Hollande came to power in May 2012, the unemployment rate in France was 9.8 percent. It’s now at 10.5 percent despite various efforts from his government to remedy the situation, and political tension as a result of this is rife....

World Finance speaks to Eurobank to find out how it has succeeded in spite of Greece’s tough economic times

Eurobank goes from strength to strength as Greece fights back

World Finance speaks to Eurobank to find out how it has succeeded in spite of Greece’s tough economic times

At the height of the financial crisis, Greek banks faced the prospect of being nationalised. World Finance speaks to Dimosthenis Arhodidis, General Manager of Wealth Management at Eurobank, to find out how the bank escaped that fate and was able to make a...

World Finance speaks to Attica Wealth Management about Greece’s return to prominence

‘Investors are seeing the efforts that Greece is undertaking’, says Attica

World Finance speaks to Attica Wealth Management about Greece’s return to prominence

After four years of exile from market borrowing, Greece is back with a vengeance, but is the real economy discouraging investor sentiment? Representatives from Attica Wealth Management, Theodore Krintas and Dimitra Vassilakopoulou, shed light on the finan...

World Finance examines how PPP projects in Greece are boosting the country's economic prospects

Greece reinvigorated by PPP projects

World Finance examines how PPP projects in Greece are boosting the country’s economic prospects

From the roads you drive on to the hospitals you attend, an increasing number of public institutions around the world are being delivered through public-private partnerships. Greece has been a continental leader in its enthusiasm for them. World Finance s...

Cyprus boasts an adaptable economy, underpinned by a hospitable business climate and burgeoning investment opportunities, according to Cyprus High Commission Trade Centre

Cyprus makes name for itself as attractive investor destination

Cyprus boasts an adaptable economy, underpinned by a hospitable business climate and burgeoning investment opportunities, according to Cyprus High Commission Trade Centre

Already an accommodating climate for international businesses seeking a European base of operations, policymakers in Cyprus are not content to rest on their laurels and have opted instead to improve and expand upon opportunities that lie ahead. Ranked 39t...

World Finance speaks to economist Liam Halligan to ask whether the fall of the Berlin Wall had a great enough impact over Europe’s fortunes

Was the fall of the Berlin Wall as economically significant as some suggest?

World Finance speaks to economist Liam Halligan to ask whether the fall of the Berlin Wall had a great enough impact over Europe’s fortunes

November 2014 marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. But was the world-changing event the ultimate triumph of capitalism and liberal democracy that commentators would have us believe? World Finance speaks to economist Liam Halligan to discuss. ...

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...

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