February in numbers
Some of the more telling statistics revealed last month
$159 billion Apple's cash reserves as at Q1
2014. This makes it the same size as the world's 55th biggest
£474 million The total value of fines
issued by the UK Financial Conduct Authority in its first nine
months, which is more than seven times the total for 2011.
61% The number of German
mittelstand that, according to a PWC report, would now
accept a private equity investor. Just two years ago the figure
€30 billion The minimum value of
assets a bank must hold to be caught by the EU's recent
proposals targeting proprietary trading. This...