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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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BIL chief hails Luxembourg's fintech finesse

August 1, 2017

Hugues Delcourt, CEO of Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, the country's oldest private banking group, talks to Danielle Myles about the opportunities posed by the country’s fintech boom and what the arrival of Chinese banks means for the domestic market. 

Luxembourg Stock Exchange CEO goes further down the green route

April 1, 2016

The CEO of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Richard Scharfe, tells Natasha Turak about the exchange's expertise in green bonds, why it is dominated by debt instruments, and what is behind its international popularity.

Luxembourg finance minister eyes fintech hub status

April 1, 2016

Luxembourg's minister of finance, Pierre Gramegna, tells Natasha Turak why he wants to create the ideal environment for financial technology firms to thrive in the country.

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.

UK top European investment management location

September 2, 2013

The UK is Europe's leading location for fund management by some margin, but a massive 27% of funds are domiciled in Luxembourg.

TEASER-Luc Frieden

Luxembourg finance minister: Europe’s need for integration

January 2, 2013

Luxembourg’s finance minister, Luc Frieden, talks to Brian Caplen about solving Greece’s financial problems, the prospects for a European banking union and the need to find a balance in financial regulation. 

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

EFG hopes to rise from Greek ashes

November 1, 2012

The sale of both its Greek subsidiary and its financial products division is intended to leave the family-owned EFG Group as a pure private banking operation.


Outside influence

May 5, 2009

The state-owned Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat may be performing well, but Luxembourg operations of Fortis and Dexia have encountered problems as the knock-on effect of the recession in powerful neighbouring economies takes its toll on one of the world's smallest countries. Writer Nick Kochan

Banking sector bolsters Luxembourg economy

June 2, 2008

The economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg relies heavily on its financial sector, as it contributed approximately 30% of gross domestic product in the last fiscal year.

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