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Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

In a somewhat surprising move, the Banco de México (Banxico, the central bank) lowered its reference interest rate by 0.5 basis points to 4% on March 8th, on the back of weakening growth and a stable outlook for inflation.

Publication date: 2013-03

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Processes, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

Full-year balance-of-payments data from the Bank of Portugal (the central bank) show that net lending by the Portuguese economy was positive in 2012 for the first time since the early 1990s.

Publicaton date: 2013-02

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Government & Public Sector, Processes, Syndicated article

According to the latest data, Chile’s total consumer credit has nearly tripled in GDP terms in the past two decades, from 3.6% in 1992 to 10% of GDP in 2012, with loans outstanding now exceeding US$25bn.

Publication date: 2013-01

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

Global bank regulators have watered down planned liquidity targets, influenced by a fragile banking industry that nevertheless still wields considerable lobbying power.

Publication date: 2013-01

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Government & Public Sector, Oil & Gas, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

Kuwait’s budget surplus for the first eight months of fiscal year 2012/13 (April-March) reached KD14.7bn (US$52bn), data from the Central Bank show, exceeding the KD11.6bn surplus recorded at the end of the same period of 2011/12.

Publication date: 2013-01

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Real Estate, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

Workspace Group has joined the swelling ranks of companies issuing UK retail bonds. Speaking to CFO Insight, CFO Graham Clemett extols the long maturity and flexibility offered by the security but warns of black sheep that could yet deliver a blow to the fledgling market.

Publication date: 2012-11

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Oil & Gas, Other industry sectors, Strategic Direction, Sustainability, Syndicated article

Maersk’s CFO recently obtained a big loan from a Chinese lender. Though still rather unusual, funding from Chinese banks to European companies is set to surge.

Publication date: 2012-09

Categories: Articles in English, Financial Services, Governance & Risk, Strategic Direction, Syndicated article

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) opted to keep its main policy interest rate, the official cash rate, steady at 3.25%, following a 25-basis-point cut in October.

Publication date: 2012-11

Categories: Articles in German, Financial Services, Organization & People, Processes

Die Versicherungsgesellschaft Reale Seguros Generales hat ihre Kundenstrategie neu ausgerichtet mit dem Ziel, langfristige, profitable Kundenbeziehungen aufzubauen. So konnten die Kundenbindung und auch die Kundenzufriedenheit erhöht werden.

Publication date: 2011-10

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