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EU-China 04-02-2019

Asian investment bank warns of private capital decline

Global trade tensions are scaring investors globally. In Asia, despite the huge needs to finance large projects, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is “concerned” about stagnant and even fall of private capital being attracted, its vice-president told EURACTIV.com.
Economy & Jobs 30-10-2017

Business chief: Greece is politically stable and now needs productive investment

Greece is politically and economically stable and now it’s the time for productive investment that will create jobs and increase the country’s GDP, Greek business leader Konstantinos Michalos told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Digital & Media 04-10-2017

Pilar del Castillo: With changed rules, EU telecoms bill ‘can really boost investment’

Pilar del Castillo, the Spanish centre-right MEP leading negotiations on the EU's new telecoms bill, defends in an interview the European Parliament’s agreement on telecoms competition.
Economy & Jobs 29-06-2017

Dombrovskis: ‘There is appetite for a pan-European pensions product’

The European Commission will propose a new pan-European personal pension today (29 June). In an interview with journalists, Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis argues that the new scheme would help save more money in an ageing society.
Euro & Finance 14-12-2016

OFCE’s Timbeau: A high carbon tax would help end economic stagnation

EU leaders should see public debt reduction as a long-term challenge and not be afraid of making investments for the future. Cutting debts quickly can increase unemployment and make a country worse off, Xavier Timbeau told EURACTIV France.
Climate change 24-11-2016

Commission official: ‘Bioeconomy is a unique opportunity to address societal challenges’

More and more member states are adopting bioeconomy plans and the EU is actively encouraging its Central and Eastern European partners to develop their own strategies. EURACTIV Slovakia talked to the Commission’s John Bell about the issue.
Brexit 22-06-2016

CFA Institute boss: ‘Brexit isn’t going to happen’

Institutional investors, like insurers and pension funds, are increasingly turning to long-term investments, according to Paul Smith, the head of the CFA Institute. Smith told EURACTIV.com he is “very” optimistic about Europe, saying be believes Britain will not leave the EU.
Energy 23-05-2016

Investors warn UK referendum ‘already causing a short-term effect’

According to Global Infrastructure Investor Association head Andy Rose, members of his organisation, including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, see Europe as an attractive place to invest. But, he warned, the upcoming Brexit  referendum is causing negative “short-term effects”.
Digital & Media 11-12-2015

More needs to be done to ‘sell’ Juncker Plan, confesses Katainen

The European Commission's investment plan has been one of its biggest priorities this year. Now that the legal skeleton is in place, its political pilot, Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, recognised that he has to redouble efforts to ‘sell’ the package.

Xavier Timbeau: ‘The Juncker Plan is not working’

The independent Annual Growth Survey group (iAGS) highlights the need for investment, in order to secure Europe's economic recovery. French economist Xavier Timbeau says that Juncker Plan has not delivered.
Climate change 27-11-2015

EIB boss: Cities and regions have crucial role in ensuring climate investment

SPECIAL REPORT / Finance for developing nations will be central to successful negotiations at the UN Climate Change Conference, said Jonathan Taylor of the European Investment Bank.
Climate change 23-11-2015

Angel Gurria: ‘Climate challenge should be seen as an opportunity’

Years of inaction on climate change have significantly held back the world’s economic growth, according to the secretary general of the OECD. But fossil fuel subsidies are still commonplace, Angel Gurría told EURACTIV partner La Tribune.

S&D Vice President: We need a new instrument to support investment

As the European Investment Bank has not been an effective tool in a previous attempt to create a massive investment package, this time, a new instrument needs to be created, MEP Maria João Rodgrigues told EutrActiv in an exclusive interview.
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Trade & Society 17-09-2014

German trade chief on Greece: ‘Sustainable stimulus only comes from the private economy’

German investments in Greece have been dwindling, but there is good news for Greco-German economic relations, explained Eric Schweitzer, outlining German investment and Greek growth in an interview with EURACTIV Greece.
Trade & Society 16-05-2013

Gas industry chief: We cannot wait for a more ambitious energy policy

The 22 May EU summit dedicated to energy issues should clearly transform the prevailing talking mode in the energy and climate framework into action mode, Jean-Claude Depail, tells EURACTIV.

South Africa Science Minister: China comes knocking on our door

In Brussels to discuss EU-South Africa investment projects, Naledi Pandor said that the EU remained a strong partner in Africa. She pointed out, however, that the Chinese were "knocking on the door" in Africa, warning Europeans that "you should not be so confident of relationships that you would neglect them".

Investment expert: Signs of strong revival in Californian innovation

Investors are opening their wallets again but their tolerance of risk has been dampened by the crisis, says Jean-Bernard Guérrée, CEO of the World Investment Conference.
Climate change 03-09-2009

Economist: Index-linked carbon bonds to kickstart lending

Bonds providing a hedge against the risk of governments missing their climate commitments could give investors the necessary confidence to invest in low-carbon projects, Professor Michael Mainelli from Z/Yen, a City of London-based risk management firm, told EURACTIV in an interview.