German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends eurozone and says it is hard to manage a currency for 18 states
A well-executed cold call can be one of the fastest and most cost effective routes to new business – yet most people never learn to do it properly. Leading sales expert Andy Preston suggests that with just a few simple techniques, business owners and sales executives can make a dramatic difference to bottom-line-profits – and help score a big advantage over the competition.
Banking newcomer Cambridge & Counties could teach the established institutions a thing or two it seems as they have announced they have reached profitability for the first time since launching in June 2012.
It was 15:30 on a Wednesday, and a man was threatening to throw himself off a bridge and into the path of an oncoming train. As emergency services tried to talk him to safety, which they did, Allison Dunn was left with a different problem – the rush hour.
An escalation of the eurozone debt crisis could force European banks to sell assets worth up to $3.8 trillion (£2.4 trillion) by the end of 2013 and trigger a fresh credit crunch, the International Monetary Fund has warned.