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Germany shares responsibility for Greek failure

February 6, 2015

With Greece and Germany at stand off since the former elected the anti-austerity Syriza party to power, Brian Caplen looks at the actions of the Germans and the European Commission that led to this situation.

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The fundamental rules for new regulation

October 1, 2014

For new regulation to be effective, it must be adaptable to new innovations, strike the balance between simplicity and complexity, and be coherent across sectors and regions, according to Andreas Dombret of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

Good timing sees Talanx through choppy waters

September 1, 2014

German insurer Talanx closed its longest ever bond issue in a very narrow window of opportunity as market volatility intensified in July. Joanne Hart reports.

Reforms bring challenges for Germany’s public banking pillar

July 1, 2014

Caught up in European regulation, Germany’s public banks are trying to adapt to new challenges. Across all three banking pillars in the country, financial institutions are particularly struggling with increased competition in retail banking and low profitability. 

Commerzbank seeks to hit 2016 targets

Commerzbank seeks to hit 2016 targets

July 1, 2014

Commerzbank has had a difficult few years, but with a vigorous cost reduction programme helping the bank meet some of its 2016 strategy targets early, those within the bank have high hopes that the German lender has turned a corner.

European IFCs compete for renminbi issuance

June 2, 2014

International finance centres in Europe are battling it out to become the leading destination for offshore renminbi issuers, with both Frankfurt and Luxembourg registering successes on this front in recent months.

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German coalition tensions over banking union

March 3, 2014

The new 'grand coalition' of conservatives and socialists in Germany may have a huge majority in the Bundestag, but there are already disagreements over the extent of national powers in the functioning of the eurozone banking union.

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte makes a home market debut

January 2, 2014

Unlisted white goods manufacturer Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte chose an unregulated Frankfurt market to launch its debut Eurobond issue targeting institutional investors only. Despite the unusual approach, the deal was more than twice oversubscribed.

German banks smarten their appearance ahead of ECB review

German banks smarten their appearance ahead of ECB review

December 2, 2013

German banks will want to look as good as possible for the European Central Bank’s asset quality review, especially in light of the country’s hard line during various sovereign debt and banking crises in the wider eurozone. 

Germanys finance minister the case for European banking union

Germany's finance minister: the case for European banking union

October 1, 2013

Moves to establish an EU-wide banking union have developed at a rapid pace in recent months, and, if carried out properly, would complete the creation of a single market for financial services throughout Europe.

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