Föhrenbergkreis Finanzwirtschaft

Unkonventionelle Lösungen für eine zukunftsfähige Gesellschaft

Archive for 18. März 2016

Heta-Pleite vorerst abgewendet

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

18.03.2016 | 18:42 | Martin Fritzl (Die Presse)

Ein Gerichtsurteil könnte in einer Kettenreaktion zu massiven Vermögensverlusten führen, warnte die Hypo-Bad-Bank. Das deutsche Gericht vertagte daraufhin den Prozess.

Wien. Ein Urteil gegen die Heta am Frankfurter Landgericht hätte zum sofortigen Konkurs der Hypo-Bad-Bank führen können. Das ist nun zumindest vorerst abgewendet: Das Gericht vertagte den Prozess bis zum 9. Juni. Entscheidend war eine Intervention der Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA).

200 Millionen Euro plus Zinsen fordert die FMS Wertmanagement – das ist die Bad Bank der Hypo Real Estate – von der Heta und argumentiert, dass das von der FMA verhängte Zahlungsmoratorium in Deutschland nicht gültig ist. Für die Heta hätte auch schon ein erstinstanzliches Urteil fatale Folgen haben können, weil es in Deutschland die Möglichkeit der „vorläufigen Vollstreckbarkeit“ des Urteils gibt. Der Kläger kann gegen Hinterlegung einer Kaution einen Exekutionstitel erhalten.

Heta-Vorstandschef Sebastian Schoenaich-Carolath wandte sich Donnerstagabend mit einem Appell an die Kläger: Eine vorläufige Vollstreckung des Urteils würde zu einer Kettenreaktion führen, die auch für den Kläger mit erheblichen Risken verbunden sei. Sobald ein Gläubiger auf Vermögenswerte der Heta zugreife, müsse die FMA einen Insolvenzantrag stellen, um eine Ungleichbehandlung der Gläubiger zu verhindern. Dies aber würde zu einem Vermögensverlust führen, weil die Assets im Konkursfall deutlich weniger wert sind als bei einer geordneten Abwicklung. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Pro Asyl: „Schäbiger EU-Türkei-Deal ist ein Trauertag für Asylrecht“

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten  | 

Die Menschenrechtsorganisation Pro Asyl verurteilt den Deal mit der Türkei scharf. Der heutige Tag sei ein Trauertag für das Asylrecht. Die Organisation kündigt Klagen an.

Das krisengeschüttelte Griechenland muss wegen dem Türkei-Deal im Schnellverfahren tausende Bootsflüchtlinge anhören, hier der griechische Premier Alexis Tsipras mit Angela Merkel beim EU-Gipfel am 18. März 2016. (Foto: dpa)

Karl Kopp, Europareferent von Pro Asyl, verurteilt den Deal mit der Türkei scharf: „Ein bitterer Tag für Flüchtlinge, ein Trauertag für das Asylrecht. Der schäbige EU-Türkei-Deal wird uns als „europäische Lösung“, als „Flüchtlingspakt“ verkauft wird, ist aber in Wahrheit ein Outsourcing-Programm.“ Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , | Leave a Comment »

The EU Division Over China’s Market Economy Status

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

The dispute over China’s “market economy status” (MES) divides Europe by countries and industries.

It stems from China’s 2001 agreement to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which Beijing believes required countries to grant MES to China within 15 years – by December this year.

Reportedly, EU lawyers reached similar conclusions over year ago. While the opinion did not necessarily suggest what the European Commission itself would decide, it did provide legal guidance to trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem and commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

Today, China is the EU’s second-largest trading partner and one of the biggest markets for the 28-member bloc. Brussels’ MES decision will pace EU-China relations for years to come.

Opponents claim that the WTO accession deal does not imply China will be granted MES automatically by the end of the year. They argue that the state still plays a substantial role in the Chinese economy.

Against China’s MES Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Syria and the Refugee Iceberg

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

Photo of Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard, a former Prime Minister of Australia, is Chair of the Global Partnership for Education.

MAR 17, 2016, Project Syndicate

WASHINGTON, DC – If the only refugee crisis that the world faced today were in Syria, it would be challenging and heartbreaking enough. But the tragic truth is that the Syrian crisis is the tip of an enormous – and expanding – iceberg. Many other refugee crises around the world never make it into the international headlines. Indeed, a staggering 86% of the world’s refugees live in developing countries, most of which draw very little media attention.

Chad is one such country. With roughly 13 million people, Chad is situated at the center of immense regional turmoil, conflict, and instability. As a result, it hosts more than 372,000 refugees. These are people who have fled violence in Sudan’s Darfur region to the east of Chad, a shattering civil war in the Central African Republic to its south, and the escalating terror of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries to the west. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , | Leave a Comment »

In Brexit Debate, U.K.’s Lack of Influence in EU is Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

Date: 17-03-2016
Source: The Wall Street Journal By SIMON NIXON

Simply counting up times the U.K. was outvoted tells us nothing useful about Britain’s sway in the bloc, Simon Nixon writes

One of the most powerful arguments advanced by campaigners for a British exit from the European Union is that the U.K. is increasingly marginalized in the bloc. They say Britain lacks influence over EU decision-making, that the EU passes laws despite British opposition, and that this trend is getting worse.

The main evidence used to support these claims is a report produced last year by the euroskeptic Business for Britain campaigning organization, which found the U.K. voted against 55 pieces of EU legislation since 1996 but was outvoted each time. What’s more, it said 21 of those British objections were registered since 2010 alone and the U.K. has been outvoted far more times than any other EU member.

These claims matter because they go right to the heart of the so-called Brexit referendum. There is a reason why pro-Brexit campaigners constantly harp on about “control.” Research by pollster Populus shows that only 28% of voters think they could explain to a friend what sovereignty means, 20% could explain the single market, 14% the Schengen agreement and 17% the concept of an “ever-closer union.” In contrast, the idea that the U.K. could regain more control over its destiny is simple to explain and harder for the Remain campaign to refute. Yet the truth is that the U.K. is far from marginalized or lacking in influence. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Russian foreign policy: A hollow superpower

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

Date: 17-03-2016
Source: The Economist

Putin ccDon’t be fooled by Syria. Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is born of weakness and made for television

JUBILANT crowds waved Russian flags; homecoming pilots were given fresh-baked bread by women in traditional dress. Judging by the pictures on television, Vladimir Putin won a famous victory in Syria this week. After his unexpected declaration that the campaign is over, Mr Putin is claiming credit for a ceasefire and the start of peace talks. He has shown off his forces and, heedless of civilian lives, saved the regime of his ally, Bashar al-Assad (though Mr Assad himself may yet prove dispensable). He has “weaponised” refugees by scattering Syrians among his foes in the European Union. And he has outmanoeuvred Barack Obama, who has consistently failed to grasp the enormity of the Syrian civil war and the threat it poses to America’s allies in the Middle East and Europe.

Look closer, however, and Russia’s victory rings hollow. Islamic State (IS) remains. The peace is brittle. Even optimists doubt that diplomacy in Geneva will prosper. Most important, Mr Putin has exhausted an important tool of propaganda. As our briefing explains, Russia’s president has generated stirring images of war to persuade his anxious citizens that their ailing country is once again a great power, first in Ukraine and recently over the skies of Aleppo. The big question for the West is where he will stage his next drama. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , | Leave a Comment »

German Companies Raise Caution Amid Surge of Migrants

Posted by hkarner - 18. März 2016

Date: 16-03-2016
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Businesses say they are struggling to find workers with adequate qualifications

A number of German firms have launched programs aimed at helping migrants find jobs.

BERLIN—German voters aren’t the only ones having second thoughts about the country’s open-door refugee policy.

Business groups and individual companies were among the most vocal supporters of the government’s liberal stance on migration six months ago, when hundreds of thousands of migrants began pouring into the country. Those same groups are now growing more pessimistic about the newcomers’ job prospects.

The fresh caution from Germany Inc. underscores the complexity of integrating the wave of new arrivals who have landed here from war and poverty-wracked countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Those practical difficulties come as political hurdles mount. Last weekend, anti-immigration populists made big gains in regional elections. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Posted in Artikel | Verschlagwortet mit: , , , | Leave a Comment »