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Business sector Financial markets

KfW Group bundles its long and short-term funding activities and its liquidity, currency, interest rate and asset management for the entire group in the business sector Financial markets. KfW funds its business activities almost fully on the international money and capital markets; and is one of the world's most active and largest bond issuers. In addition, the sector is responsible for holding arrangements in the privatisation of Deutsche Telekom and Deutsche Post.

Basic principles of KfW funding

Respected business partner on the capital market

KfW’s reputation is based on its responsible behaviour and on the Federal Republic of Germany’s explicit and direct guarantee (section 1a of the “Law Concerning KfW”: Federal Republic of Germany’s liability), which is reflected in high credit quality and forms the basis of an excellent financial rating. Excellent sustainability ratings result from KfW’s positioning as one of the leading sustainable promotional banks and highlight the credibility of its “Responsible Banking” motto.

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The information contained in this online Annual Report 2016 is based on KfW’s Financial Report 2016, which you can download here. Should this online Annual Report 2016, despite the great care taken in preparation of its content, contain any contradictions or errors compared to the Financial Report, the KfW Financial Report 2016 takes priority.

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