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The rise of the digital bank

July 2014—As European consumers move online, retail banks will have to follow. The problem is that most banks aren’t ready.more

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Is sports sponsorship worth it?

June 2014—How much value is generated from sponsoring the World Cup? Or its superstars, such as Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? Here are five metrics that are crucial to finding out.more

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A new dawn: Reigniting growth in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2013—The nations of Central and Eastern Europe were among the fastest growing in the world before the global financial crisis. Restoring that kind of growth will require a strategy that raises investment, expands high-value exports, unleashes productivity in domestic sectors, revives foreign direct investment, and increases domestic savings.more

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Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work

January 2014—Youth unemployment across the European Union remains unacceptably high, to the detriment of current and future generations. Addressing it requires understanding its causes and then relentlessly pursuing solutions.more

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QE and ultra-low interest rates: Distributional effects and risks

November 2013—Ultra-low interest rates, in part as a result of central-bank policies since 2007, have had a very different distributional impact on governments, corporations, financial institutions, and households.more

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Enlisting productivity to reinforce European defense

August 2013—In an era of fiscal restraint, the defense future of Europe will depend on how well it can bring productivity into the equation.more

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