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May 2007

Banks going international

Large European banks are more international than their U.S. counterparts, even when not counting intra-EU business. Recent research compares the 60 largest of the world and finds that European banks have 50% of their business outside their home country, half of which is outside the EU.

IFC-FT Essay Competition

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The International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group (IFC) and the Financial Times (FT) have announced their second annual Essay Competition. This year's theme is "Private Sector Development: Creating Markets, Transforming Lives."


Awards of  20,000, 10,000 and 5,000 USD up for grabs, and a chance to have your ideas published and maybe put to work.


Deadline to apply is September 30.