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Most Valuable Bank Brands of the World

When most people think about brands, they often picture iconic consumer marks. But in the realm of financial services, the importance of having a strong consumer brand is also rapidly growing. After all, with hundreds of new fintech entrants positioning themselves to be the “banks” of the future, it seems

European Investment Stabilisation Function – EISF

he idea behind the Commission’s proposed European Investment Stabilisation Function (EISF) is to use dedicated financial means from the EU budget to help Member States stabilize their economies in the event of a major asymmetric shock. In the context of EISF, the Commission would borrow on the financial markets and

10 EU issues to watch in 2019

he annual publication offers up-to-date insight from policy analysts in the European Parliamentary Research Service on ten key issues and policy areas that are likely to feature prominently on the political agenda of the European Union (EU) in 2019. Each of the ten contributors presents the state of play on

Who is who in the EU

EU has members in at least four major treaty groups, each of which governs a different aspect of the region’s infrastructure. On the following infographic, you may see the break down each group: The European Union - EU The EU is governed according to a supranational parliamentary system, with representatives elected by

EU Battery Alliance: Establishing European battery manufacturing

One year on from the launch of the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the Commission Action Plan is in place, the first pilot production facilities are being built and further projects are announced to establish the EU as the lead player in the strategic area of battery innovation and manufacturing. atteries will be as

Nation Brands 2018 Ranking by Brand Finance

Just like anything else, our brains tend to associate certain images and attributes with a given nations in order to form a unique mental perception. In a global marketplace, a country’s national image can be one of its most valued assets or a challenging liability. These perceptions help to forge a

Key Infrastructure Network: Connecting Europe Facility

trong, modern, and reliable infrastructure network is essential to secure jobs, growth and competitiveness in the European Union. Given this need, the EU supports the development of high-performing, sustainable and interconnected trans-European networks in three areas: transport, energy and digital infrastructure. The trans-European networks policy was consolidated in 2013 and the

Countries With the Most Foreign Currency Reserves

n the high stakes game of international trade, holding onto a stockpile of foreign cash gives you options. Forex reserves can help buoy the local currency or even provide much-needed insurance in the case of a national economic emergency. And when reserves are plentiful, a country can even use them

ECB unveils new € 100 and 200 euro banknotes

The European Central Bank (ECB) unveiled the new 100 and 200 euro banknotes, which will enter into circulation on 28 May 2019. After the €5, €10, €20 and €50, the €100 and €200 banknotes are the last two denominations of the Europa series, and therefore mark its completion. he new €100

What can we learn from successfully Crowdfunded startups that failed

ssic, a startup company, which made 3D audio headphones for virtual reality applications, was recently shut down. The company had gotten off to a fabulous start having reportedly crowdfunded $3.2 million, but ultimately closed its operations. Ossic's experience is one of many highly successful crowdfunding campaigns that were flooded with money from eager backers,

European Union: Spring 2018 Economic Forecast

Growth rates for the EU and the euro area beat expectations in 2017 to reach a 10-year high at 2.4%. Growth is set to remain strong in 2018 and ease only slightly in 2019, with growth of 2.3% and 2.0% respectively in both the EU and the euro area. rivate consumption

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