Mon, 19 Dec, 2016
German banks have about €23.5bn in credit exposure to Greece, but the systemic risk is limited as the country’s biggest commercial banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, hold only a tiny fraction of that, according to figures gathered by Reuters.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
A substantial proportion of the €500m being made available by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland — the State’s new ‘SME Bank’ — needs to be put into the hands of alternative funding providers, rather than the domestic pillar banks for the project to work, it has been claimed.
Mon, 06 Oct, 2014
The KfW is a German government-owned development bank led by a managing board which reports to a supervisory board chaired by Wolfgang Schäuble, the finance minister. KfW covers over 90% of its borrowing needs in the capital markets, mainly through bonds that are guaranteed by the federal government.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2013