Impacts of a possible double-dip

Many commentators are talking about the potential for a double-dip recession, particularly in Europe, and after attending Coface s recent conference in Manchester, it seems that their concerns have foundation. The day s presentations painted a grim picture for a host of European economies Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Spain and the UK among them and it seems that a further downturn represents a definite, looming threat.

GE, RBS and the lure of the West

Christoph Reimnitz, Head of Business Development Europe for GE Capital, talks to Factorscan about the financier s recent acquisition of RBS German factoring portfolio, their joint venture with Commerzbank in Germany and GE Capital s decision to focus its attentions upon possible acquisitions in western Europe.

Ekonom:east Media Group announces Second Annual Summit details

Serbian financial publisher Ekonom:east Media Group has announced that its Second Annual Summit, Southeastern European Central Bankers and Ministers of Finance, will take place on 4 th June this year at the Hotel Splendid in Becici, Montenegro. Following last year s Regional Central Bankers Summit, this year s conference will also include Ministers of Finance from across the region, including officials from Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republika Srpska and Albania. Rep



Czech's join the EU Federation

The Czech Leasing and Finance Association (CLFA) is the latest association to join the growing number of national associations in the Europe-wide EU Federation.