Sweden’s minister for financial markets and consumer affairs, Per Bolund, explains to Stefanie Linhardt how the country maintains its stable economy, and why the European Banking Association would be better off located in Stockholm.
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Sweden is enjoying impressive economic growth, reflected in rising house prices and an increase in household debt. Now, fears of a property bubble are fuelling calls for the government to speed up measures to cool the market. Stefanie Linhardt reports.
Sweden’s banks have survived the recent low interest rate environment and remain profitable. But a payroll tax on financial institutions and ongoing regulatory uncertainty threaten to take their toll. Stefanie Linhardt outlines the likely headwinds.
Q&A with Esther Puigcercós Font, general manager, Associació de Bancs Andorrans (Andorran Banking Association)February 1, 2017
The general manager of the Andorran Banking Association, Esther Puigcercós Font, tells Stefanie Linhardt how the country's banks are becoming more transparent, and explains how they are adhering to EU standards despite the country not being a member of the union.
Andorra’s finance minister, Jordi Cinca, explains to Stefanie Linhardt how budget consolidation and investment in tourist infrastructure are aiding the country’s slow but steady recovery from recession.
With the UK government’s deadline for triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty approaching, The Banker looks at the European financial centres set to gain the most from London’s potential estrangement from the European financial scene.
Andorra is attempting to raise its profile on the international stage by drawing attention to its increasing transparency and attractively low taxes. Stefanie Linhardt reports.
The risks of blind fiscal expansion to generate growth are too great. The priority should fall upon fiscal consolidation and improving the quality of public finances instead.