Understanding finance

  • Understanding Finance #2 - Financial services in TTIP?

    Charlotte Geiger
    10 October 2014

    This multimedia dossier will make you familiar with some important facts you need to know about the “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP), which is currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union.

  • Understanding Finance #1 - Splitting megabanks?

    12 February 2013

    The European Commission's legislative proposal on bank structure reform released in January 2014 has been long awaited. Five years after the most severe financial crisis in 80 years hit the global economy, analysts from all sides agree that the European banking system remains dominated by a handful of too-big-to-fail universal banks so huge that their failure would threaten whole economies. This multimedia dossier gives you a non-technical overview on the issue of bank separation and explains Financeorwatch’s position on this crucial issue. Beyond the jargon, the core question is actually a simple one: should megabanks be split?