German bank mergers: Dance of the cobra - Dramatic change in Germany's banking industry has long been predicted but very little has been achieved. Cobra's attempt to increase its stake in Commerzbank provoked the bank into frantic merger negotiations with Dresdner. But once again the deal failed. Where now for Germany's banks?
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Euromoney. - London : Euromoney Publ, ISSN 0014-2433, ZDB-ID 1902325. - 2000, p. 70-75
E-payments and cash management - Survival of the slickest - Efficient e-payments have little appeal for banks, since they're expensive to install and go against their own interests. But can they afford to be passive by-standers?
Shirreff, David, (2001)
Central and eastern European banks: Grand masters of opacity - The rescue of Investicni a Postovni Banka in Prague was dramatic and highly controversial. So is the bank's entire history - an essay in how not to privatize. Was the solution a political stitch-up, or did the Czech authorities finally do the right thing?
Shirreff, David, (2000)
Derivatives - Exchanges - who needs them? The futures industry is in turmoil. It has changed more in the last six months than in the last six years. Everybody agrees: technology holds the key to survival for exchanges. So is it time for the pit traders to hang up their multi-coloured jackets? Or should they just get wired?
Shirreff, David, (1998)
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