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Tech CEOs talk start-ups, investment & competition

Entrepreneur explains how he turned ‎€3,000 into more than a million for his start-up in just 18 months in the first of two interviews. Advertisements

November 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

EU law could boost ‘safe’ securitisation

The European Commission will consider reducing how much capital banks must hold against risk for a new class of asset-backed securities, a process of packaging and selling loans blamed for the financial crisis. EurActiv understands … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Barriers to infrastructure investment blocking Energy Union

Energy Union, the flagship initiative to wean the EU off its dependence on Russian gas, faces regulatory, financial and political obstacles that can delay or prevent funding for vital infrastructure, … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Capital rules for workplace pensions on hold

The European Commission has decided to put on hold plans for strict capital adequacy rules on workplace pensions that would have put many people’s retirement at risk. They would have … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ESMA boss: Europe needs alternatives to bank finance

Steven Maijoor, the chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), said supervisors and policymakers were looking for alternatives to bank finance, such as private equity investment, to help … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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