CNNMoney has just released it’s top 10 most valuable global brands list, and while a few of them aren’t surprising at all, some of them aren’t as expected. Well, for me, anyway.
Apple, Google and IBM take out the first three spots, which is to be expected, but Samsung doesn’t make the list. This surprises me because the last six months or so just about every business magazine I read talks about how Samsung is overtaking Apple in this market or that.
The European Central Bank’s singular mandate is to maintain price stability within the Eurozone. The bank was launched in 1999 as a political and economic initiative in which governments kept full individual authority to spend and borrow, even as one monetary system was put in place for the entire bloc.
Today the ECB is facing major problems and integration is the most accepted approach towards recovery.