Latest articles from Stefanie Linhardt

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Andreas Dombret: the German view of Brexit

March 28, 2017

Andreas Dombret, member of the board at Deutsche Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the issues banks thinking of re-locating to Germany would have to consider, the negative consequences lower standards of regulation could bring for financial markets and the risks of a 'no deal' Brexit.

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Czech finance minister looks to keep momentum going

March 1, 2017

Having tackled the country's tax system in 2016, Czech Republic finance minister Andrej Babiš is turning his energies to the task of promoting growth while reducing the deficit. He talks to Stefanie Linhardt.

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Sweden financial markets minister looks to build on momentum

March 1, 2017

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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Is Sweden’s stellar economy creating a housing bubble?

March 1, 2017

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.

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Could tax and regulatory reform derail Sweden's strong showing?

March 1, 2017

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.

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Top 100 Russian Banks ranking 2017: A bleak scene

February 1, 2017

The Banker’s Top 100 Russian Banks ranking shows that losses are still widespread in the country’s banking sector, but greater resilience and capitalisation suggest a healthier future.

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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.

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Andorra finance minister continues on steady path to stability

February 1, 2017

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.

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Andorra aims for a different peak

February 1, 2017

Principally renowned for its mountainous terrain and skiing resorts, Andorra is now looking for new ways to achieve year-round revenue raising. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Andorra strives to make itself noticed on an international stage

February 1, 2017

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.

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