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KfW: Germany’s source of cheap capital

KfW: Germany’s source of cheap capital

September 18, 2019

Germany is famous for its engineering and infamous for its banks – but how does a $4 trillion economy get by with only one battered global systemically important bank? And is the answer also the problem or an example to follow?


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The rising tide of globalization has not swept every country up over the past five decades. And there are many reasons why some territories fall off the financial map. What does it mean to be a place that finance forgot? What can the international community do to improve their access to finance? And what are the dangers of not doing so?  Read more

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache

Non-recognition gives Kosovo a headache

September 12, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

It is 11 years since Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, and even now, only about half of the UN recognizes it as a free-standing sovereign state.

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