‘Overbanking’ in Europe
While American banks recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, lenders in Europe have languished. Contrasting regulatory approaches and economic environments account for some of the differences, but European banking authorities have their own explanation: “overbanking.” Their reasoning is odd, not least because the European Union’s banking sector is shrinking.
Sharp deal drives wedge into Japan Inc.
Thirty years ago, Japan’s corporations seemed unstoppable. A lot has changed since then, as shown by the takeover last month of one of the country’s manufacturing icons, Sharp. The landmark deal challenged Japan’s state-guided industrial model and may unleash a wave of foreign investment.
Economics: Japan and globalisation. How to get into the Japanese market
In the third and final part of this series of special reports, Professor Dr Stefan Lippert looks at how European countries can participate effectively in the Japanese market and how best to conclude an effective and successful mergers and acquisitions integration. HOW can European countries participate more effectively in...
Economics: How to get into the Japanese market – organic growth versus M&A?
In the first of a three-part series, GIS expert Professor Dr Stefan Lippert, considers why Japan must open its doors to foreign investors and contractors and whether organic growth is the better strategy for entering this increasingly attractive but notoriously closed market. FOR a long time, Japan was regarded as ...