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Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa
 
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Speaker(s): Paul Collier, Antonio Estache, Keith Palmer Chair: Tony Venables Recorded on 24 September 2013 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building. Paul Collier (Co-Director, Centre for the Study of African Economies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford) spoke on the topic of Financing Infrastructure Investment in Africa. Antonio Estache (European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics) and Keith Palmer (InfraCo and Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund) were discussants. Tony Venables (Oxford) chaired the session.
What we can learn From the UK About Infrastructure
 
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Thom Hartmann discusses Britain's Crossrail project with Baruch Feigenbaum, Transportation Policy Analyst-Reason Foundation Website: www.reason.org If you liked this clip of The Thom Hartmann Program, please do us a big favor and share it with your friends... and hit that "like" button! http://www.thomhartmann.com Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann Subscribe to The Thom Hartmann Program for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann
Views: 1998 Thom Hartmann Program
Germans push for infrastructure boost
 
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Germany's economy is the powerhouse of Europe, but there are fears its industries could become uncompetetive if more isn't spent on the infrastructure. Chancellor Angela Merkel has built her reputation on balancing the books, but as Nick Spicer reports from Needer-finow in north-eastern Germany, others want her to be more flexible.
Views: 529 Al Jazeera English
ETTG 2013 Interview with EIB Heike Rüttgers
 
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An interview at the European Think Tanks Group conference with Heike Rüttgers. Heike is Head of Division of the Portfolio Management and Policy Division in the ACP Department (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) at EIB, dealing with non-operational matters such as the management of the ACP Investment Facility, the business plan and any other policy or strategy matters and institutional relationships with stakeholders. The conference was under the title: Looking Beyond 2013 Are EU-Africa Relations Still Fit for Purpose? Find out more about the ETTG here: http://www.ecdpm.org/ettg2013
Views: 601 ECDPM
European debt crisis drives Middle East investors to Africa
 
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Rassem Zok, CEO MENA for Standard Bank, explains what is driving the uptick in Middle East deal volumes and why 2013 looks like a good year to conduct M&A.
Views: 244 Acuris Events
EIB Group: sustainable growth and jobs
 
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This short film explains how the European Investment Bank Group generates sustainable growth and employment across the European Union and beyond.
International Clearing and Settlement - Noyes 2013
 
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How do banks process international payments?
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Major road improvements among investments announced by EIB -- Noonan, Howlin
 
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Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin today held a press conference following their meeting with officials from the European Investment Bank. Minister Noonan said: A number of specific announcements of projects involving EIB investment have been made over the past few days and, as we set out to the board of the EIB today, there is a strong pipeline of commercially viable projects in Ireland. It was clear from today's meeting that the EIB are very interested in investing in traditional infrastructure projects, directly in SME's and in other private companies and officials in the Department of Finance, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the EIB will continue to work together to find innovative funding solutions. President Hoyer will give you more details on this. Transport Minister Leo Varadkar today announced that the EIB has agreed to provide 50% of the project debt of approx. €120m for the N11/Newlands Cross Public Private Partnership (PPP) road. The Bank of Ireland is the other co-funder for the project. Minister Howlin welcomed the announcement that the road has been signed off on by all partners and that work will now begin on this important project. This project will add to the stock of economic infrastructure in the State and will create and sustain important jobs in the construction sector. Minister Howlin said I am very pleased that we have achieved sign off on the latest roads project to be delivered using the Public Private Partnership model. This is an important PPP which encompasses two projects. The N11 Arklow / Rathnew Scheme will form part of the N11 Rosslare to Dublin route and is also part of Euro-route E1. The scheme also incorporates the upgrade of the N7 Newlands Cross Junction. More specifically the scheme comprises the following separate elements: N11 Rathnew to Arklow Road Improvement Scheme (16.5km of new dual c/way linking the existing M11 Arklow Bypass and M11 Ashford/Rathnew schemes); and N7 Newlands Cross Junction Upgrade Scheme (Replacement of existing signaled controlled at-grade junction with a grade separated junction on the N7)
Views: 174 MerrionStreetNews
Understanding the Fund - Aberdeen European Opportunities
 
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We interview Louise Kernohan, Investment Manager on the UK and European Equities Team of Aberdeen Asset Management.
Views: 299 FSMOne
First Preliminary Rating Assigned To A EIB Credit Enhanced Project Bond
 
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The EU and the EIB launched their €4 billion 2020 Project Bond Initiative in 2011 to boost capital markets debt issuance for infrastructure projects by providing subordinated credit enhancement. On July 12, we assigned our first preliminary rating to a €1.43 billion proposed project bond benefiting from this credit enhancement.
Views: 94 SPTVbroadcast
European industries in Chinese hands
 
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Direct investment in Europe by Chinese firms continues to grow at a rapid pace, reaching $12.6 billion in 2012. GBTIMES looks at two areas of Chinese investment in two very different European countries to see the impact it is having today.
Views: 1321 GBTIMES
EBRD to diversify in Mongolia: First Vice President Phil Bennett
 
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The Bank will focus on sustainable mining but also support development of infrastructure, financial institutions and SMEs. Read more: http://www.ebrd.com/pages/news/press/2013/130827.shtml
Getting European Electricity Transmission Infrastructure Financed | Arthur Henriot
 
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Author: Arthur Henriot (Research Assistant, Florence School of Regulation) Category: FSR webinar recording Level: advanced Date of release: May 2013 This is a recording of webinar held on 7 May 2013, moderated by Magdalena Mos (FSR Training Coordinator) Arthur Henriot presents the results of his research on the financing of the European Electricity Transmission Network. He questions the ability of European electricity TSOs to achieve unprecedented capital expenditures, given their current financial situation. He identified a significant financing gap in case of a steady increase in tariffs, wonders what would be the costs for users to meet the whole investment program, and assesses the potential for alternative financing strategies to dampen the impact on transmission tariffs. The learning objectives of the webinar are: - To understand the nature of the financing challenge for European electricity TSOs, - To analyse the impact of significant volumes of investment on the long-term financial sustainability of TSOs, - To reflect on the potential for a set of alternative financing strategies to dampen the impact on costs for network users. To read more on the topic download the working paper http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/WORKINGPAPERS/Energy/2013/WP201327.aspx or the related policy brief http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/POLICYbrief/Energy/2013/PB201303.aspx Register for our upcoming webinars http://tinyurl.com/FSR-UpcomingWebinars http://fsr.eui.eu -- Music "I Could Use Time to Just Chill With You" by Ben Seretan is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Yield incentive of infrastructure debt
 
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Banks are shunning big building projects forcing developers to find other sources of finance. Ed Hammond, property correspondent, explains to investment correspondent David Oakley why banks are reluctant to take on infrastructure debt, why investors would and which types of projects they would prefer. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Views: 498 Financial Times
New JASPERS video
 
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Jaspers has become a trusted source of help and technical advice in beneficiary Member States and Pre-Accession Countries which qualify for EU structural funds. This film charts how this has been achieved, and offers ideas from its 2013 annual stakeholders meeting on how Jaspers can evolve and expand over the coming years.
EIB hoax - coal down award [full video]
 
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A European Investment Bank (EIB) that would cease lending to coal projects and eventually all fossil fuels is still a dream. However we imagined it for one day and the effects would be tremendous. The EIB could play a leading role in decarbonising Europe's energy infrastructure, it would be applauded by EU citizens and receive rewards from organisations like ours. That's what we wanted to show with our day of action during the Bank's annual press conference. All we call for is EU public bank that acts with the future in mind by taking the EU 2050 decarbonisation targets into account. Let's hope it will when it reviews its energy policy later on this year. More on www.counterbalance-eib.org
Views: 569 Counter Balance
What regulatory frame to implement the EU infrastructure package? | Jean-Michel Glachant
 
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Author: Jean-Michel Glachant (Director Florence School of Regulation / Holder Loyola de Palacio Chair -- European University Institute) Category: Conference speech Date of release: February 2013 This is a recording of speech of Jean-Michel Glachant at a high-level event in Dublin welcoming the Irish Presidency of the EU discussing "The Future of Energy Infrastructure Development in Europe", organized by IIEA on 26. February 2013. The event explored how the EU will deliver the energy infrastructure it needs to 2020 and beyond. In particular, it focused on the important new EU Energy Infrastructure Regulation, due for formal approval on 22 February 2013. This Regulation is the means of accessing the Connecting Europe Facility and sharing the costs of infrastructure investment between Member States. In his speech, Jean-Michel Glachant looks at challenges of the massive wave of investment needed to finance a European energy infrastructure. He summarises these challenges in four concepts: coordination, economic efficiency, financing and redistribution. Find other material on the topic: Webinars: http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/VIDEO/Webinar/2013/130507-WR-Henriot.aspx and http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/VIDEO/Webinar/2013/130430-WR-Meeus.aspx Working paper: http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/WORKINGPAPERS/Energy/2013/WP201327.aspx Policy briefs: http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/POLICYbrief/Energy/2013/PB201303.aspx and http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/POLICYbrief/Energy/2013/PB201302.aspx Research report: http://fsr.eui.eu/Publications/RESEARCHREPORT/Energy/2013/THINK10.aspx Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfsS0s6FrWU&list=PLObuk3UYC3P3au0YpjbJ9gpsKCmtUN1x4&index=2 http://fsr.eui.eu -- Music "I Could Use Time to Just Chill With You" by Ben Seretan is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Investing in Britain's future
 
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Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander outlines the government's future infrastructure plans.
Views: 1958 hmtreasuryuk
Investing in Infrastructure - Real Asset, Real Returns
 
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Infrastructure is one of the fastest growing asset classes. Learn more about investing in infrastructure Find out more at http://www.ampcapital.com.au/advisers/investing-with-us/infrastructure.
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Development of European Energy Infrastructure Projects by Jean Arnold Vinois | FSR Monthly Interview
 
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[This video reflects the views only of the author, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.] Release date:June 2013 EU Energy Policy by Jean-Arnold Vinois | FSR Monthly Interview Jean-Arnold Vinois is Honorary Director of DG Energy. During the spring of 2012, he spent a month at the Florence School of Regulation to discuss and contribute to ongoing research. In this interview, Leonardo Meeus asks Mr Vinois about the development of Energy Infrastructure Projects in the light of the recently published regulation on Trans European Energy Networks, completing a process that started with the Priority Interconnection Plan in 2007. Interviewer: Leonardo Meeus, Part-time Professor, FSR Florence School of Regulation interviews leading experts of the European energy world on hot energy topics at the beginning of each month. http://fsr.eui.eu
Pippa Gallop: Public-private Partnerships in Central and Eastern Europe /// 23rd November 2012
 
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23/11/2012 FRIDAY Goethe Institut, Vukovarska 64 13.00 -- 14.45 Panel 2: Privatizations, Marketizations and Public-Private Partnerships Ursula Huws David Price Pippa Gallop Inge Perko-Šeparović Moderator: Stipe Ćurković Pippa Gallop is research coordinator for CEE Bankwatch Network www.bankwatch.org, an NGO which seeks to prevent the harmful environmental and social impacts of European multilateral development finance, specifically the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank and the European Structural and Cohesion Funds. As part of this work she has examined Public-Private Partnerships in the report Never Mind the Balance Sheet (2008) and more recently on the website Overpriced and Underwritten: The hidden costs of public-private partnerships. As well as working in Bankwatch, Pippa has been an environmental activist for more than fifteen years and is currently active in Zelena akcija and Parkticipacija.
Views: 891 SkriptaTV
Interview with Patrick Pearson, Financial Markets Infrastructure - 19 March 2013
 
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Patrick Pearson, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure, European Commission Joint ECB - EU Commission conference on "Post-trade harmonisation and financial integration in Europe" held on 19 March 2013 http://www.ecb.europa.eu/paym/t2s/about/events/html/index.en.html
J&C Joel Case Study: Bond Support Scheme
 
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J&C Joel Ltd is a UK manufacturer of theatrical and entertainment curtains and drapes. They export to about 72 countries and export makes up 45% of turnover outside of the EU. The Bond Support Scheme enabled the company to successfully tender for a large overseas project with help from UK Export Finance. The scheme helps to increase the amount of working capital available to an exporter and to increase the size of the available bonding facility with their respective bank. UK Export Finance provided advice and support to ensure the company was able to finance the bigger projects. For information about export finance please visit www.ukexportfinance.gov.uk
European central bank slashes interest rates
 
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The European central bank has slashed interest rates to an all time low of just a quarter of one per cent. The bank said it was worried that Europe was facing a "prolonged period of low inflation" - combined with weak growth across the continent. .Sign up for Snowmail, your daily preview of what is on Channel 4 News, sent straight to your inbox, here: http://mailing.channel4.com/public/snowmail/remotebox.jsp Missed Channel 4 News? Catch up on the last seven days here: http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/ Channel 4 News weather forecast, with Liam Dutton: http://www.channel4.com/weather/ All the latest blog posts from the Channel 4 News on-screen talent: http://blogs.channel4.com/news/
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Kenyan Foreign Minister: Kenya welcomes China's infrastructure investments
 
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Kenyan Foreign Minister: Amina Mohamed
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Why Luxembourg is the best place to invest offshore from
 
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In simple terms, a UCITS is a mutual fund based in the European Union. UCITS stands for "Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities" and UCITS funds can be sold to any investor within the European Union under a harmonised regulatory regime. They have a strong brand identity across Europe, Asia and South America and are distributed for sale in over fifty countries as they have transparent, tried and tested regulation. Since 1985 Luxembourg have become the leader in UCITs. At the London G20 summit on 2 April 2009, G20 countries agreed to define a blacklist for tax havens. Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker criticised that list, stating that it has "no credibility", for failing to include various states of the U.S.A. which provide incorporation infrastructure which are indistinguishable from the aspects of pure tax havens to which the G20 object. As of 2012, 89 countries including LUXEMBOURG have implemented reforms sufficient to be listed on the OECD's white list. Learn more at http://www.investoffshore.com
Views: 2337 Invest Offshore
Challenges of setting up a world class Investment Bank
 
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In this interview, afrimind has a converation with Yomi Jemibewon, one of the founding partners of Cardinal Stone, a premier Investment Bank based in Nigeria.
Views: 415 afrimindVideos
Financing the key Infrastructure Projects
 
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Marc Partridge, Managing Director, Gazprombank, Russia Dr. Saleh Jallad, Chairman, Middle East Economic Survey & Senior Vice President for Banking, CCC Group, Greece Professor Plutarchos Sakellaris, Athens University of Economics & Business, former Vice President, European Investment Bank, Greece Moderator: Tom Ellis, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent, Kathimerini Athens Energy Forum 2013. Conference co-hosted by the International Herald Tribune & Kathimerini. Co-organized by Symeon G. Tsomokos S.A.
Views: 411 AthensEnergyForum
Project bonds explained
 
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Project bonds explained by Nick Jennett, the EIB's Director of New Products and Special Transactions interviewed by the International Project Finance Association. Copyright: IPFA
Son of PFI: Who will fund the next wave of British infrastructure investment
 
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The UK government plans to cast its net for investors in infrastructure wider than ever before in the coming years, to include UK pension funds and international private equity firms. But what will these investments look like, and what are the risks for institutional investors? Paul Davies, a PwC partner with nearly 30 years' experience in the field, half of it in banking, will paint a picture of "Son of PFI." His recent experience covers massive projects like the M25 and London underground extensions, the Ministry of Defence's main building and its Allenby Barracks, and his latest, The Green Deal Finance Company, Britain's biggest home improvement plan since the end of the Second World War.
Views: 593 The CISI
French and German finance ministers defend bank plan against criticisms - economy
 
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Just hours after the European Union agreed a plan for winding down and closing failing banks, the... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/12/19/french-and-german-finance-ministers-defend-bank-plan-against-criticisms Just hours after the European Union agreed a plan for winding down and closing failing banks, the finance ministers of France and Germany had to offer reassurances that it would be sufficient. The president of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has described it as possibly the biggest policy failure since the euro crisis erupted four years ago, but Germany's Wolfgang Schaeuble was upbeat. He said: "All the European banks, as we've been repeatedly reassured by the European Central Bank, are now much better capitalised than before. Now, we have clear bail-in rules - [with investors contributing ahead of governments] - and I think that what we are building up here is the right contribution to further stabilising financial markets." Schaeuble appeared at a joint news conference in Paris with his French counterpart. He was asked if the backstop that had been agreed was sufficient to assure savers and markets. Schaeuble replied: "We have reached a result which is convincing." French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said the deal would yield a credible joint backstop after a long transition period. In the negotiations Germany blocked the hopes of France, Spain and Italy, that eurozone money would be used directly for bank clean-ups. Still Sarah Hewin, Head of Research at Standard Chartered, said it was an achievement to get anything agreed: "Looking back, a month or so ago it seemed unlikely that they would be able to reach an agreement before the end of the year. Clearly it's a compromise between what Germany wanted and what the European Central Bank and European Commission wanted. But overall I think we're in a positive place here." Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
EIB draft energy policy
 
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EIB draft energy policy
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European OTC derivative regulation -- implications for non-financial companies
 
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Were you are aware that every single company in Europe will be required by law to report to a central database the details of every derivative it had outstanding at 16 August 2012 or has done since then? Find out more on what the European markets and infrastructure regulation means for your company with this ACT technical webinar. Sponsored by Goldman Sachs
AltAssets Infrastructure LP-GP Forum, October 2012
 
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Infrastructure developers and financiers discuss the outlook for the infrastructure space alongside private equity investors and fund managers at the AltAssets Infrastructure Forum, held in October 2012.
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Somalia Conference - President of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka
 
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President of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka spoke during a session on Public Finance at the Conference on Somalia on 7 May 2013 in London. You can read more about the Somalia Conference here: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/somalia-conference-2013
UKTI highlights at World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)
 
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The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum was held on 29 - 31 October 2013 at the ExCel London. This was the Forum's first annual event in Europe following successes in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Kuwait and Pakistan. Delegates explored business and investment opportunities, as well as engaging in discussions on topical issues and how best to address them. Key areas included Islamic banking and finance, technology, infrastructure development, health, exports, education and youth. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) were hosting the British Business Pavilion (BBP) at the event. The British Business Pavilion explored the latest solutions in the areas of healthcare, education, finance and smart cities, bringing together British companies and international decision makers from a wide range of high growth markets, creating a global marketplace under one roof. For more information please visit http://www.ukti.gov.uk/en_in/uktihome/aboutukti/item/489781.html
Investment in Infrastructure panel at Global Investment Conference 2013
 
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Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury, Neil Petroff, Chief Investment Officer & Executive Vice President, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Andy Hunter, Deputy Managing Director, Cheung Kong Infrastructure and Hiroshi Watanabe, CEO, Executive Managing Director, Japan Bank for International Cooperation speaking on 9th May 2013
Pivotal Axis: Germany may gain special access to China's markets
 
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Europe's top economy is looking east. China is now Germany's third largest trading partner. And Beijing could grant Berlin special access to its markets, leaving the rest of Europe trailing far behind. RT's Peter Oliver explains. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
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The Role of Financial Service Firms In China's Overseas Investments (9th AMC)
 
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Exploration, investment and development for miners, financiers and investors - Presentations and content from our Asia Mining Congress conference and exhibition. Asia Mining Congress - Asia's leading mining investment conference and exhibition. Role of Financial Service Firms In China's Overseas Investments • Overview of China Overseas Investments • Financial Institutions' Role in Overseas Investments • Case Studies of Overseas Investments Amy Cheng Vice-chairman of Investment Banking Bank of China International 13th March 2013 Visit our website: www.terrapinn.com/asiamining
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Invest in Kosovo - Reasons to Invest in Kosovo
 
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http://invest-in-kosovo.blogspot.com/ Central location in the region Being located in the heart of the Balkans, Kosovo's capital Prishtina is in one hour driving distance to any neighbouring country. Ongoing infrastructure projects include modern highway connections to Albania, Serbia and Macedonia. By the end of 2009 the driving distance to the Albanian Port of Durres will be reduced to 3 hours. In addition, Prishtina International Airport offers air connections to main European capitals. Young, educated, multilingual and dynamic population Kosovo has the youngest population in Europe. Due to the long international presence, English is just short of an official language. App. 40.000 students at the state and numerous private universities and many Kosovars who have lived and studied abroad are currently guarantying a sufficient stream of highly educated labour. Competitive, flexible and well skilled labour force Average gross wage in Kosovo is less than 250 EUR. Wages in Kosovo are unburdened by costly social contributions, unlike those in the countries of the region. Through engaging in smaller workshops and private businesses during the 1990s and through vocational training programs established in the last 10 years, Kosovars have gained skills, which are highly appreciated by foreign investors. Modern Telecommunications Kosovo offers modern telecommunication systems. There are 3 fixed telephony operators and 2 mobile telephony operators, offering the latest and most modern technologies, including VoIP, GPRS, etc. Three main internet service providers offer stable and broadband Internet, including DSL, Wireless, and Cable, with lower prices than in any other European Country. Modern, EU-compatible legislation Since 1999 Kosovo's legal system has been re-built and is now completely compatible with the EU legislation. Kosovo has also installed the International Standards for Financial Reporting. In addition, Kosovo's legislation offers "national treatment" for foreign investors. The legislation in Kosovo is also available in English. Sound banking system Kosovo's financial sector has been built on completely new foundations. The Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo is an independent body, which regulates and supervises the Kosovo financial market. There are eight licensed banks, two pension funds, 19 other financial intermediaries, 27 financial auxiliaries and ten insurance companies in Kosovo. Six out of eight banks in Kosovo are foreign-owned. Currency: EURO Euro is the official currency in Kosovo, eliminating this way the currency and exchange rate risk. The Euro gave Kosovo a considerable advantage over its competitors in the region by making it more attractive to foreign investment and by bringing financial and macroeconomic stability. It also enabled Kosovo to offer the lowest transaction costs in the region. Free access to EU-market, US-market and CEFTA members market Kosovo derives three major benefits from the trade liberalisation, namely improved export possibilities, a better investment environment and stable relations with its neighbours. Kosovo is a member of CEFTA and it also benefits from non-reciprocal, customs-free access to the EU market based on the EU Autonomous Trade Preference (ATP) Regime. Kosovo also enjoys a free acess to the US-market. http://invest-in-kosovo.blogspot.com/ Great investment opportunities Kosovo is well endowed with natural resources and agricultural land. Sectors of agriculture, food processing, construction, textile, IT, automotive components and energy and mining offer the most opportunities for foreign investors. An interesting opportunity, having in mind the young, multilingual and educated population, is also IT-outsourcing. Low tax burden and modern business support institutions Kosovo has a simple and straightforward tax system. The tax burden is very low:: Personal Income Tax 0-10 % VAT 16 % Corporate Income Tax 10% Mandatory contributions for employees only 5% of gross salaries No other country of the SEE can outperform Kosovo in its ability to allow the businesses to enter the market. The Investment Promotion Agency of Kosovo (IPAK) and its office in Vienna offer a whole range of freeof- charge services for foreign investors. P.S. I don't own this video, you can find it in the official channel of MTIKosova by clicking the link below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLJIPN0P9iU
Views: 4460 Fisnik Sylka
Benoit & Associés Investment Bankers : Frédéric Chiche explains the interest of Asian market
 
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Frédéric Chiche, Partner at B&A and Head of M&A, explains the interests of business with China and B&A's expertise regarding Chinese outbound M&A. Find us on http://www.benoit-associes.com
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Gapstow Capital Partners: A broader definition of credit opportunities
 
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Subscribe to this channel: http://www.youtube.com/OpalesqueTV Chris Acito is the Founder, CEO and CIO of Gapstow Capital Partners, a $700 million multi-manager alternative investment firm focusing on opportunities in the public and private global credit markets. In this Opalesque.TV interview, Chris discusses how many investors, even alternative investors, historically have had a very narrow view of the asset class, a definition synonymous with distressed corporate debt and high yield. Gapstow defines credit more broadly to include corporate credit, structured credit, mortgage securities, whole loans, real estate debt, and bank hybrid investments. Chris points out that credit is typically only a small percentage of institutional investor portfolios - usually less than 10% of their overall portfolio. Given its low to moderate correlation to equities and its diverse set of alternative risk exposures, Chris sees an opportunity to educate investors on the benefits of investing in a broader credit universe. Learn about the following: A broader definition of the credit universe including: Corporate Credit Household/Consumer Credit Commercial Real Estate Bank Investments The rationale for increasing the allocation to credit in an institutional portfolio A comparison of the risks associated with credit investing and fixed income investing Valuing credit investments - One solution is to align interests for all parties The opportunities in niche RMBS strategies, community bank equity, Trust Preferred CDOs, and CLO equity The ability to create portfolios that are largely floating rate in format given the potential for an increase in interest rates in the near future Chris is Gapstow's Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Chris has responsibility for managing the overall business, as well as investing each of the Gapstow funds. Prior to founding Gapstow in 2009, Chris was the Global Chief Operating Officer for Investcorp's Hedge Fund Group, which at its peak allocated nearly $8.5 billion in client and proprietary capital, across both multi-manager and single-manager hedge funds. In addition to managing a global infrastructure (New York, London, and Bahrain), Chris was responsible for creating both HFG's US-European capital raising efforts and its hedge fund seeding capability, which included nearly $2.5 billion in assets under management across eight managers. Prior to Investcorp, Chris enjoyed a ten-year career as a management consultant, first with Booz-Allen & Hamilton's Banking & Capital Markets practice, then later branching off to found Casey, Quirk, & Acito, a specialist firm focusing exclusively on the global investment management industry. Chris began his career as an economist. He served on the President's Council of Economic Advisers in both the Bush and Clinton administrations, where his areas of expertise were financial markets and macroeconomic policy. He was also the Managing Director of the Center for Population Economics, a Chicago-based group dedicated to researching issues in health economics under the direction of Noble Prize winner Robert W. Fogel. Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.
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ECB to offer long-term loans to banks when necessary - economy
 
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Just hours after Angela Merkel's victory in the German election, President of the European Central... euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained:http://eurone.ws/10ZCK4a Euronews is available in 13 other languages: http://eurone.ws/17moBCU http://www.euronews.com/2013/09/23/ecb-to-offer-long-term-loans-to-banks-when-necessary Just hours after Angela Merkel's victory in the German election, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi said the ECB was willing to provide long-term loans to banks when necessary. He also indicated that a more stable economic environment boded well for Europe:"Measures of confidence and surveys of production have given some support to the view that euro area economic activity should continue its slow recovery in the current quarter," said Draghi Find us on: Youtube http://bit.ly/zr3upY Facebook http://www.facebook.com/euronews.fans Twitter http://twitter.com/euronews
EDD13: Bruno Wenn on blending finance for development
 
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Bruno Wenn is the chairman of EDFI, the Association of European Development Finance Institutions with head office in Brussels. EDFI is a group of 15 bilateral institutions. Here he is talking with Florian Krätke about the merits of blending, a topic discussed during panels and in the margins of the European Development Days. http://www.ecdpm-talkingpoints.org/european-development-days-feeding-the-5000-delegates/
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The Energy Charter Treaty And A Pan-Asian Energy Infrastructure
 
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In a late September address to the Energy Charter Treaty's Policy Committee, Grenatec's Stewart Taggart outlines how the ECT could influence the course of energy policy in Asia
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T2S - a single gateway for your collateral management
 
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Is there a way to reduce the cost and complexity of moving collateral across borders? By bringing the securities available in over 20 CSDs into a single pool, collateral will no longer be blocked in local markets. With T2S, you will be able to have a single gateway for your collateral management. For more information on T2S, please visit our website (http://www.t2s.eu) or follow us on Twitter @T2SECB (https://twitter.com/T2SECB)
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L2C Conference - Industrial development and infrastructure: how large a constraint? 1/3
 
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Admasu Shiferaw: Road Infrastructure and Enterprise Dynamics in Ethiopia L2C - Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa The conference builds on the research from the collaborative project between UNU-WIDER, the Brookings Institution and the African Development Bank, and aims to bring together research on industrial development and industrial policy in Africa. More about UNU-WIDER: http://www.wider.unu.edu More about the conference: http://www.wider.unu.edu/l2c
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Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee - Scottish Parliament: 26 June 2013
 
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http://www.scottish.parliament.uk - Scottish Parliament Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee. Agenda: 1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take item 5 in private. 2. Sustainable Housing Strategy: The Committee will take evidence from— Margaret Burgess, Minister for Housing and Welfare, David Fotheringham, Team Leader, Housing Sustainability and Innovative Funding Division, Andy Robinson, Head of Home Energy Efficiency Programmes, Area-Based Schemes, Steven Scott, Principal Architect, Building Standards Division, and Valerie Sneddon, Team leader, Housing Stock Quality & Private Sector Climate Change Regulation, Scottish Government. 3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instrument— Mobile Homes (Written Statement) (Scotland) Regulations 2013 SSI 2013/188. 4. High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill (UK Parliament legislation): The Committee will consider the legislative consent memorandum lodged by Nicola Sturgeon MSP (LCM(S4)24.1). 5. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme. 6. Community transport inquiry (in private): The Committee will consider a draft report.