Latest articles from Germany

Keeping funds flowing to Europe’s economic heart

March 10, 2009

The tools appear to be in place for Germany’s real economy to maintain funding sources during the global downturn, but restructuring the country’s hard core of troubled banks remains a more complex problem. Writer Philip Alexander.

Make your market

October 6, 2008

Germany’s example shows that renewable energy markets can be created if governments actively invest in infrastructure and provide clear, long-term policies. Writer Geraldine Lambe.

Merger fever hits Germany’s big five

October 6, 2008

The Dresdner and Postbank deals look like big news and might increase competitiveness, but what effect will they really have on the German banking landscape? Writer Michael Marray.

The benefits of vertical integration

May 5, 2008

By covering the whole value chain through an integrated business model, exchanges can benefit all of their customer groups from issuers to private investors, says Rainer Riess of Deutsche Börse.

Funds waiting for willing issuers

April 7, 2008

Behind the alarming headlines about bank bail-outs in the state sector, leading players in Germany’s capital markets are quietly making headway, reports Philip Alexander.

Dresdner keeps strategic focus

April 7, 2008

Despite its write-downs last year and Allianz splitting Dresdner Kleinwort off from rest of the group, Dresdner Bank’s senior executives still see opportunities to progress on the international stage. Philip Alexander reports.

Deutsche deal on the brink of history

February 4, 2008

The flotation of DP World last year may prove to be a landmark deal for the emerging markets. Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Deutsche Bank handled the largest ever Middle Eastern IPO.

Germany’s Britain-baiting Anglophile

January 2, 2008

Peer Steinbrück, Germany’s finance minister, defends his country’s positions – and cannot resist a dig at the UK leadership. Interview by Karina Robinson.

Anthony McCarthy

December 1, 2007

The CIO of investment banking technology within Deutsche’s Corporate and Investment Bank remains unmoved by the summer’s crisis. Alan Duerden reports.

Securitisation crisis claims casualties

October 1, 2007

Several financial institutions are on the brink of the abyss caused by the temporary closure of the asset-backed securities markets. Professor Jan Pieter Krahnen reports on the crisis and its first victims.

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