Latest articles from Stefanie Linhardt

Pierre Gramegna teaser

Luxembourg finance minister looks to retain fiscal attraction

August 1, 2017

Pierre Gramegna, finance minister of Luxembourg, talks to Stefanie Linhardt about what effect international tax reforms will have on his country, and the importance of maintaining links with London even after the UK’s departure from the EU.

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Czech consumer lender Home Credit spreads its wings

August 1, 2017

Jiri Smejc, chief executive of Czech lender Home Credit, tells Stefanie Linhardt why China represents a vital step outside its central European comfort zone.

Jim Cowles teaser

Citi EMEA chief positions for seamless Brexit

July 3, 2017

Having established a Dublin headquarters, Citi's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations are well prepared for Brexit. And a strategic overhaul four years ago tightened up its risk management, leaving it leaner and safer, as the US bank's EMEA head, Jim Cowles, tells Stefanie Linhardt.

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Andorra’s banks shake off BPA crisis hangover

July 3, 2017

Since the BPA money-laundering scandal in 2015, Andorra’s small banking system has made efforts to ensure transparency and attract business from high-net-worth individuals abroad. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Andorra’s economy defies double hit

July 3, 2017

After eight years of low growth sparked by the 2008 downturn and a money-laundering scandal, Andorra’s economy is finally showing signs of recovery. But while government investment to boost all-season tourism and greater bank transparency helps, more diversification is needed. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Resurgent Russian banks dominate in CEE ranking

July 3, 2017

Russian banks dominate the 2017 central and eastern Europe rankings, with more making it into the Top 1000. And while Ukraine’s State Savings Bank has moved up the list, it is the country’s only bank left in the ranking. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - France defies gloomy western European figures

July 3, 2017

Western Europe is once again lagging other regions, with many banks reducing their capitalisation. The main exception were the French banks, which increased both capitalisation and profits. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Top 1000 World Banks - Profits in western Europe and Asia fall as Americas and CEE recover

July 3, 2017

The Top 1000 banks’ profits are $2bn down on the 2016 ranking, with western Europe’s decline the most notable. Meanwhile, Latin American banks have increased their share, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

Leaving London Teaser

Leaving London? Charting Europe’s business landscape

June 1, 2017

The UK’s departure from the EU looks set to leave London a less attractive European base for some companies. Stefanie Linhardt examines the reasons to relocate – and the reasons to stay put.

Talking tough on Brexit: a German perspective

May 29, 2017

Andreas Dombret, a board member at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany’s central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, and what banks looking to relocate from the UK to Germany should expect.

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