European crowdfunding

European crowdfunding

From mini-bonds to crowdfunding. These are the financial instruments preferred by SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and start-ups to raise capital, without asking banks. So much so that the European Commission is working on a legislative text that should allow crowdfunding platforms to operate at European level. “Like mini-bonds, crowdfunding is also an important source […]

Draghi on the spread and the maneuver: why it’s important

Draghi on the spread and the maneuver: why it’s important

On Thursday, 25 October, in Frankfurt, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB) spoke with journalists, saying some very important things that should help to orientate himself in the confrontation between the Italian government and the European Commission on the economic maneuver and the deficit. Draghi said: – The tone of the controversy […]

Goodbye 500 euro banknote:  what risks those who continue to use it

Goodbye 500 euro banknote: what risks those who continue to use it

Those who have long been preaching the final farewell to the euro will, for the time being, have to be more modestly satisfied with the abolition of the EURÂ 500 note, the purple note, to put it bluntly. In fact, for some time now, this denomination of the single currency, which was the largest in […]

The good news for the world economy

The good news for the world economy

The world economy is going through a phase of slow but continuous recovery. This is a very positive sign. The words of Jim O’Neill, the English economist and former president of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, who many continue to remember, especially for having coined, in 2001, the acronym Brics to refer to what were then […]

Cash: how the new limits for salaries and pensions work

Cash: how the new limits for salaries and pensions work

The new rules on the payment of salaries are now under way, and from now on they can no longer be made in cash, but strictly by means of traceable instruments, such as transfers or cheques. A real crackdown decided with the 2018 Stability Law, which provides that these rules must apply to any kind […]