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EuroFinance Edition One Market Focus 2003


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Published Date :
February 2003find similar
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9 Chapters

Table of Contents

The table of contents below is for EuroFinance Edition One 2003

Executive Summary

Introduction

Country Focus — Germany

Country Focus — Austria

Country Focus — Luxembourg

Companies In The News — Swiss Banks

Topic Spotlight — General Insurers Seek Silver Linings

Data Trends — Key Figures Across The Eu And Beyond

Europe Now

1. Country Focus — Germany

Death Of The Deutschmark — Decline Of A Powerhouse Economy

Germans Want Their Deutschmark Back

Table: Annual Gross Domestic Product At Constant Prices (ebn), Fourth Quarter-third Quarter

Government Desperate For More Cash

New Mega Ministry Makes Life Tougher For The Unemployed

Little Scope To Increase Taxes

Iron Curtain Legacy

Table: Comparison Of Old (western) And New (eastern) L£ƒ’€nder By Demographic And Economic Criteria (%),

Figure: Population, Unemployment And Contribution To Gdp In The Western L£ƒ’€nder (%),

Figure: Population, Unemployment And Contribution To Gdp In The Eastern L£ƒ’€nder (%),

Euro Makes German Devaluation Impossible

Savings Dip

Banking `precarious'

Few Banks Have Freedom To Go Global

Table: Germany's Largest Banking Groups By Total Assets, Number Of Branch Offices And Staff, And Ownership (em, % And Number),

Consumers Avoid Spending

Market Opportunity In Pensions?

`safe Haven' Is Attraction

2. Country Focus — Austria

Extreme Politics

Secrecy Aids Economy

New Eu Members Vital For Austrian Banking

Austrian Government's Soaring Need For Revenue

3. Country Focus — Luxembourg

The Anomaly Of Little Luxembourg

Opposition To Withholding Tax

Table: Financial Centres Ranked By External Assets ($bn And %), As Atst December

Table: Luxembourg's Banks Ranked By Non-consolidated Net Profit (em),

Table: Luxembourg's Banks Ranked By Non-consolidated Balance Sheet Total (ebn),

4. Companies In The News — Swiss Banks

Unremitting Pressure To Lift Secrecy Veil

Conflicts Of Interest

Lucky For Ubs

Table: Banks And Insurers Among Switzerland's Largest Companies,

Table: Financial Results For Leading Swiss Financial Services Companies (sfrm, %, Sfr And Sfrbn),

Table: Financial Results For Leading Swiss Financial Services Companies (sfrm And %), First Half Of

Foreign Markets Crucial For General And Reinsurance

Table: Premiums Received By Swiss Insurers (sfrbn And Ebn),

5. Topic Spotlight — General Insurers Seek Silver Linings

Shadow Ofth September

Floods Cash Call

Deficits In Germany

Trouble At The Top

Table: Allianz's Property And Casualty Insurance Performance (em And %), First Three Quarters Of And

Insurance Mediation Directive

Contest For Eastern Promise

Figure: The Czech Republic — Ownership Of The Five Largest Financial Groups By Assets ($m),st January

Figure: Hungary — Ownership Of The Five Largest Financial Groups By Assets ($m),st January

Figure: Poland — Ownership Of The Five Largest Financial Groups By Assets ($m),st January

Figure: Croatia, Slovakia And Slovenia — Ownership Of The Five Largest Financial Groups By Assets ($m),st January

Bright Spots?

6. Data Trends — Key Figures Across The Eu And Beyond

Population And Population Change — Indigenous And By Migration

Eu To Become Less Significant

Table: Forecast World Population By Ten Most Populous Countries, The Eu And Other Countries (million), And

Figure: Forecast World Population By Ten Most Populous Countries, The Eu And Other Countries (million), And

Table: Forecast Population In The Ten Most Populous Islamic States And The Uk (million),, And

Figure: Forecast Population In The Ten Most Populous Islamic States And The Uk (million),, And

Hidden Problem Of Funding Eastern Europe

Public Sector Spending

Table: Government Debt In Eu Countries As A Percentage Of Gdp (%), And

Figure: Government Debt As A Percentage Of Gdp (%),

Table: Annual Surpluses And Deficits In Government Spending Within The Eurozone (% Of Gdp),-2001

Table: Labour Force Participation And Employment Rates In Selected Countries (%), And

Figure: Labour Force Participation And Employment Rates In Selected Countries (%),

Savings — Short And Long Term

Table: Household Savings Rates As A Percentage Of Disposable Household Income (%),,,, And

Table: Per Capita Financial Wealth Based On Purchasing Power Parities In The Six Largest Eu Markets (e And %), As Atst December And

Figure: Per Capita Financial Wealth Based On Purchasing Power Parities In The Six Largest Eu Markets (e), As Atst December And

Table: Financial Wealth Per Capita As A Percentage Of Gross Disposable Income In The Us, Japan And The Six Largest Eu Markets (%), As Atst December And

Table: Composition Of Financial Wealth In The Six Largest Eu Markets (_ Per Capita), As Atst December

Figure: Composition Of Financial Wealth In The Six Largest Eu Markets (_ Per Capita), As Atst December

Table: Composition Of Financial Wealth By The Average Of The Eu's Six Largest Eu Markets Compared With Japan, The Us And Uk (_ Per Capita), As Atst December

Figure: Composition Of Financial Wealth By The Average Of The Eu's Six Largest Eu Markets Compared With Japan, The Us And Uk (_ Per Capita), As Atst December

Table: Net Wealth Per Household In The Six Largest Eu Markets, The Us And Japan (_), As Atst December

Consumer Credit

Table: Consumer Credit In Western Europe, The Us And Japan (%), End Of†

Mortgages

Table: Household Wealth And Indebtedness Including Mortgages In Selected Countries (%),

Figure: Household Wealth And Indebtedness Including Mortgages In Selected Countries (%),

Table: Households' Net Wealth In Selected Countries (% Of Disposable Income),-2001

Figure: Households' Net Wealth In Selected Countries,-2001

Applicant Countries: Data Overview

Table: Population, Gdp And Labour Costs In Eu Applicant Countries Ranked By Gdp Per Capita (million, Ebn And E),

Leading Financial Groups

Table: Europe's Leading Financial Groups (em And %),

7. Europe Now

Belgium — Kbc Achieves Against The Trend

Belgium — Dexia Faces Legal Action

Eu — Pan-european Co-ordination

Europe — `uncooperative' Tax Havens

Denmark —referendum On Euro

Finland — Insurer Expands In Latvia

France — Axa's Disposals

France — Contest For Cr£ƒ’©dit Lyonnais

Global — Leading Languages

Global — Norway Top Of Profitable Companies Table

Italy — Sai Fondiaria Monopoly Ruling

Italy — Life Insurers Benefit From Low Exposure To Equities

Spain — Banks Face Narrow Margins

Spain/france — Banks Link To Pay Pensions

Spain/uk — Banking Ties Loosen

Uk — Britannic Bombshell

Uk — Hsbc Targets Top World Spot

Uk — Lloyds Tsb Chooses Latin American Specialist

Uk/the Netherlands — Aviva's Dutch Treat

9. Further Sources

Austria (eurozone)

Belgium (eurozone)

Denmark (outside The Eurozone)

Europe

European Union

Eurozone

Finland

France (eurozone)

Germany (eurozone)

Greece (eurozone)

Italy (eurozone)

Luxembourg (eurozone)

The Netherlands/belgium (eurozone)

The Netherlands (eurozone)

Portugal (eurozone)

The Republic Of Ireland (eurozone)

Spain (eurozone)

Sweden (outside The Eurozone)

Switzerland (outside The European Union And The Eurozone)

Uk (outside The Eurozone)

International

Bonnier Information Sources

Other Sources