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Congress, Nord Stream II, and Ukraine (The Brookings Institute)

November 25, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“It will prove difficult for Congress to make Europe cut its dependence on Russian gas.” – by Steven Pifer

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Unstoppable Nord Stream-2 (New Europe)

November 11, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The Nord Stream-2 pipeline, which late last month obtained a permit to construct its planned pipeline system in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) southeast of Bornholm, is now ready to complete the final stretch of the Gazprom-led project that will transport Russian gas from Russia to Germany, despite efforts from the United States and […]

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German banks start merger talks to create €260bn giant (FT)

October 9, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“Deal between Helaba and Deka could spark future consolidation.”- by Olaf Storbeck

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Nord Stream: A Roadmap for Secure and Safe Gas for Europe or a Continental Power Play? (Energy Industry Review)

October 1, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Depending on who you ask, Nord Stream 2 is either a sustainable way to ensure European energy security or a proxy for Russian hybrid warfare. Or both.” – by Evgenios Zogopoulos

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U.S. Efforts To Derail Russian Pipelines To Europe Have Failed Since The 1960s (RFERL)

August 14, 2019 | File Under: , , , , , ,

“The Trump administration and the U.S. Congress are fighting to block the 9.5 billion-euro ($10.6 billion) Nord Stream 2 project amid fears it will make NATO allies and other European countries more reliant on Russian energy and damage Ukraine by depriving it of transit fees.” – by Todd Prince

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European Alternatives Industry Hits €1.62 Trillion in Assets (CIO)

July 30, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Despite the European macroeconomic picture being “muted” for the past two years, last year saw record activity in most alternative asset classes.  European alternative asset fund managers held €1.62 trillion ($1.82 trillion) in assets as of June 2018, up €300 billion in three years” – by Michael Katz

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we focus […]

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Germany needs LNG terminals (Handelsblatt)

October 4, 2018 | File Under: , ,

There’s significant evidence that increasing competition in the gas market would be both good for German consumers and the security of the LNG supply, two experts argue.

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Too many life insurers still caught in interest-rate trap (Handelsblatt)

September 17, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

According to a recent report by the finance ministry, 34 life insurers – about 40 percent of the country’s total – are under special scrutiny by BaFin, Germany’s financial supervisory authority.

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How Germany’s version of the class-action lawsuit functions (Handelsblatt)

September 14, 2018 | File Under: , , ,

The VW investor lawsuit looks like a US-style class action but it isn’t. The possibilities for suing companies are more limited in Germany, though they’re changing

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