The Dutch leasing market is going through an interesting time with mixed consequences for lessors, says Margaret Waldren. Two contrasting developments are battling for priority in an evaluation of the Dutch market in 2007: economic problems emanating from the credit crisis versus leasings record performance. The European Commission forecasts that average economic growth in the EU will be 2.4 per cent in 2008
Life post 1bn Despite challenges, room for growth in Bulgaria is huge, finds Margaret Waldren. Bulgarias economy continues to boom with banking, tourism, property and construction growing rapidly Bulgaria joined the EU in January 2007, although now that novelty has worn off it is having to face the reality of member responsibilities and commitments.
The addition of this new member confirms that the long-term approach of Leaseurope in expanding eastwards is a continuing positive development, which, Leaseurope asserts, has resulted in coverage that is incomparable in terms of geographical spread for a European federation
The International Finance and Leasing Association (IFLA) is a network of leading finance companies drawn from all over the world This, according to IFLA, allows members to share knowledge much more freely than when competitors are present
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