Globalisation

In recent decades, globalisation has transformed the world of business. Get insights and views on how globalisation offers both challenges and opportunities.

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France: exports as a way out of stagnation into a solid recovery

As the Tour the France-fever is reaching new record levels as well as the temperature in the Netherlands where the Grand Départ will take place, the Economics Department of ING has taken a closer look at the French economy.

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The implications of Grexit - Some questions and answers

22-06-2015 - Even if our base case scenario still foresees a typical Eurozone fudge, at least as a short-term solution, it would be naïve not to look at the possible ‘what…if’ of a Grexit.

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Corporate banking goes digital

The future of banking is digital. More and more consumers are doing their banking online and on-the-go. Why should it be any different for corporate customers?

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Eurozone: Tactical blame game moves on

July, 2015

(2-7-2015) Yesterday was another day with tactical moves from all sides in the Greek crisis and a Socrates-like conclusion: all we know is that we know nothing…

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Eurozone: It’s (never) too late?

July, 2015

(1-7-2015) Another last-minute stunt from Greek PM Tsipras could not avoid the end of the bailout programme and Greece missing the reimbursement of an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan.

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ING's future in U.S. commercial lending tied to energy boom

June, 2015

"What we do is very much focused on our sector knowledge and leveraging our international franchise, and this is where the U.S .comes in," said William Connelly, global head of ING Commercial Banking in a recent interview with ‘American Banker’. "The areas that we specialise in … are tremendous opportunities in the U.S."

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Referendum, chaos, Grexit? - A first take on last weekend’s events

June, 2015

On Friday night (26/06), the course of the negotiations on the end of the second Greek programme took another unexpected twist. The Greek government’s decision to announce a referendum on a possible deal has stopped the entire negotiation process. This decision has initiated a financial, economic and political avalanche.

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Eurozone: Final showdown - now for real?

June, 2015

(25/06) It seems as if the excessively used words of “final showdown” in the Greek crisis are finally here. And they are for real.

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Eurozone: Europe’s courageous five

June, 2015

23-6-2015 - While all eyes are currently on Greece, several top EU leaders yesterday tried to revive the discussion on the future of the monetary union.

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Eurozone: Towards avoiding the Grexit?

June, 2015

23-06-2015 - Fears of a Greek exit from the Eurozone (Grexit) were reduced somewhat yesterday. Even if no agreement was reached, the negotiations have finally become more constructive.

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ING expands its U.S. Acquisition Finance Group to Chicago

June, 2015

ING Capital LLC ("ING") announced the opening of a new office in Chicago, Illinois on 15 June for its Acquisition Finance Group in the Americas ("AFG"). This adds to ING's current U.S. office locations in New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles. The Chicago office will bring the total number of employees in AFG to 23.

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