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Germany must share Cyprus' pain

March 22, 2013

Germany cannot duck its responsibility for the mismanagement of a eurozone system from which its own exporters have benefited greatly.

Banks to watch in 2013, Fidor Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. German-based Fidor Bank has been selected for its forward-thinking business model, which is based on Web 2.0 and social media, e-commerce, games and mobile internet.

German retail looks away from exchanges

German retail moves away from exchange trading

January 2, 2013

Since the global financial crisis, regulators have been pushing for structured products to be traded on exchanges for safety reasons. So why, in the German retail market, is the opposite happening, with more trades being done over the counter?

Olivier Khayat

UniCredit makes early move in investment banking rethink

December 3, 2012

A strategic alliance in equities with a brokerage firm and the massive strengthening of the balance sheet have helped put UniCredit's corporate and investment bank ahead of the pack, according to deputy chief executive Olivier Khayat.

Germany’s ghost of crises past

November 26, 2012

Despite being hugely unprofitable, the German government is reluctant to get rid of the country's regional wholesale banks, the Landesbanken.

Georg Fahrenschon

German savings banks model shows Europe the way forward

September 3, 2012

The concepts on which a European banking union is based are flawed. Basing this union on the principles upon which the German savings banks model is founded – a model that has remained stable in recent years of crisis – would be a more sensible option.

TEASER-Germanys hidden lending shortfall

Germany’s hidden lending shortfall

July 2, 2012

The availability of bank credit for small and medium-sized enterprises is often seen as a relative strength of the German economy, but borrowers themselves seem to harbour anxieties about their banks.

Convertible bond feeds Dialog's growth story

May 1, 2012

A convertible bond enabled technology company Dialog to raise funds fast, while significantly broadening its investor base and keeping dilution within fixed limits.

SocGen moves fast to make most of DCM boom

SocGen's DCM team makes most of bank disintermediation trend

April 2, 2012

Thus far, 2012 has witnessed a marked trend of corporates eschewing bank lending and turning instead to the debt capital markets. By acting quickly, the DCM team at SGCIB has put itself at the forefront of many of these deals.

Europe’s sovereign-linked issuers adapt to the new normal

March 1, 2012

The eurozone sovereign debt crisis has not just affected national treasuries, but also European supranationals and government-related entities. Philip Alexander hears from a range of larger and smaller borrowers across the eurozone and beyond.

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