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Tuesday, 11th February 2014

Investment and Investment Finance in Europe

Source: European Investment Bank

From Executive Summary:

Investment and Investment Finance in Europe responds to the need for a better understanding of the impact that the crisis has had on investment in Europe, and of what can be done to put Europe back on to a sustainable growth path. By undertaking our own research and working with leading academic institutions, we assess how the crisis has impacted investment across the non-financial sector, in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in infrastructure, and in research and development and innovation. We explain why and where investment has declined, looking at the impact of structural imbalances, policy uncertainty, new capital requirements for banks and the fragmentation of Europe's financial markets. In terms of policy options, we warn against poorly targeted responses and provide, instead, support for key policy interventions at the European level.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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