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2016

A large majority of the German financial industry (80%) believe the financial centre Frankfurt should play a greater role in business with fintech companies, even if this means utilizing public funding. This was revealed in a recent study by the Center for Financial Studies of financial institutes and service providers in Germany. For two thirds of the decision-makers from the German financial...[more]

The CFS Index, which measures the business climate of the German financial industry on a quarterly basis, edges down 0.9 points to 112.9 points. The expectations deviate strongly from the current positive situation of the surveyed financial institutions and service providers. The firms’ revenues and business volume are significantly increasing. On the other hand, the financial institutions in...[more]

Whether institutions or markets are more or less deserving of protection from binding liquidity constraints has been a recurring theme in debates about bail-in, closeout netting protocols, and access to central bank lending. However, it has rarely been addressed as a unifying theme for governing finance in all its manifestations. The conference on “Finance between Liquidity and Insolvency”...[more]

Alexander Ludwig sees low chances of social improvement as main reason for unequal distribution of wealth / “Tax increases should be considered without prejudice” What is the reason for the more and more unequal distribution of wealth worldwide? On the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the development organization Oxfam presented a report according to which the richest 62...[more]

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