Daily Archives: October 8, 2009

John Gapper

The surprise for me in the World Economic Forum’s report on global financial centres, presented by Nouriel Roubini at a media briefing in Manhattan this morning, was how badly France and Germany have suffered from the financial crisis.

The report, which ranks countries according to measures such as financial stability and the sophistication of their financial services, unsurprisingly found that New York and London’s lead had narrowed over financial centres in other countries. The US had dropped to third place, behind not only the UK but Australia. Read more

John Gapper

My column this week is on the late founder of Bertelsmann: Read more