Moneymakers, by offering a detailed view of the banknote industry and its modus operandi, removes the industry's carefully imposed shroud of secrecy. This book has been researched over a five-year period in Europe, the USA, and Latin America. The book is based exclusively on personal Interviews and confidential mate4rial normally not accessible to outsiders. There were attempts to stop this research project.
Klaus W. Bender has peered behind the scenes of the Secret and exclusive world of the moneymakers. - Financial Times Deutschland, 2004
The errors and pitfalls at the birth of the euro make Bender's research so unnerving. - Suddeutsche Zeitung, 2004
Bender does not mince his words when he describes abuses - and there are lots of them. - Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 2004
1 From "obelos" to "e-cash"
2 Why the market for banknote printing is special
3 How Signor Giori was able to carve out a worldwide monopoly with his printing presses
4 Why Monsieur Amon had the same success with printing ink
5 What caused De La Rue's imperial aura to fade
6 How Giesecke & Devrient struggles for technological leadership
7 Where hard work and politics helped Francois Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire
8 What brought Bundesdruckerei to the brink of ruin
9 How Ciccone Calcográfica wasted its fiduciary capital
10 Why the euro became a bonanza for moneymakers
11 Why there is a problem with the euro's security
12 Quo vadis euro printing?