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Daniel Bendel / Markus Demary / Michael Voigtländer IW-Trends No. 1 27. January 2016 The Development of Corporate Finance in Germany
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The Development of Corporate Finance in Germany
Daniel Bendel / Markus Demary / Michael Voigtländer IW-Trends No. 1 27. January 2016

The Development of Corporate Finance in Germany

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In Europe, and especially in Germany, corporate finance is widely viewed as being dominated by banks. With the tightening of bank regulation in recent years there is a danger that access to credit will become more difficult. However, many enterprises have already improved their creditworthiness by increasing their equity capital ratios and by diversifying their short-term funding. While banks will continue to play a major role in providing long-term loans, capital markets are especially suited to equity funding. Overall, German companies are characterised by a robust financing structure, through which they are well-equipped for future investment.

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The Development of Corporate Finance in Germany
Daniel Bendel / Markus Demary / Michael Voigtländer IW-Trends No. 1 27. January 2016

Daniel Bendel / Markus Demary / Michael Voigtländer: Entwicklung der Unternehmensfinanzierung in Deutschland

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