Latest articles from Western Europe

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Austrian province of Carinthia becomes a BRRD test case

June 1, 2016

Hypo Alpe Adria – now known as Heta – is a 'bad bank' from the Austrian region of Carinthia that is the first to be wound down according to the EU's Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive. Stefanie Linhardt assesses the situation and looks at who the winners and losers will be.

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Crédit Agricole shapes up to face difficult European market

June 1, 2016

Under new chief executive Philippe Brassac, Crédit Agricole has simplified its oft-criticised group structure and devised a new plan, aimed at strengthening core business lines, improving operational efficiency and transforming its digital offering. Brian Caplen reports on how these changes will affect the bank. 

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Austria’s banking overhaul

June 1, 2016

Austria is dealing with the same digitalisation and profitability issues as the rest of the eurozone, but insiders are confident the enforced upheaval in the country’s banking sector will have positive long-term benefits.

London retains western Europe FDI lead

June 1, 2016

Powerhouse London is still on top for western European financial FDI, but Barcelona is a big climber and Glasgow and Trieste are on the rise.

Gina Miller

Gina Miller: the UK is stronger and safer in the EU

May 31, 2016

Gina Miller, the founder of SCMDirect.com and True and Fair Foundation, says that while there are issues that need to be resolved within the EU, the UK will not escape these problems by leaving the union. 

John Longworth

John Longworth: Brexit will benefit British businesses

May 31, 2016

John Longworth, former director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, currently campaigning for Vote Leave, explains why British trade and business will be better off outside the EU.

London's Brexit future

What would a Brexit mean for the City of London?

May 31, 2016

The UK’s relationship with the EU may be coming to an end, with British people voting on whether to leave the bloc on June 23. Silvia Pavoni looks into the uneasy alliance, the financial regulation that clouds the picture and the prospects for the City of London outside the single market. 

Cyber crime: a clear and present danger

May 23, 2016

UK banks must work together to boost their defences against cyber attacks, says a new report.

Challenger banks rise to the challenge

May 11, 2016
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Loans and deposits are growing at challenger banks while they shrink at larger lenders

The great Greek fire sale

Greece’s privatisation programme thaws into life

May 2, 2016

The momentum behind Greece’s privatisation programme appears to be thawing as it tries to persuade its bailout creditors it is serious about selling off €50bn-worth of state assets. 

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