Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Rimantas Šadžius

Lithuania prepares for life in the eurozone

From dealing with the knock-on effects of the US and EU sanctions on Russia to preparing for the adoption of the euro, Lithuania's finance minister Rimantas Šadžius has been kept busy this year. But, despite the headwinds, Lithuania has managed to record one of the highest GDP growth rates in Europe.

Russia walks a tightrope

A tumbling exchange rate and sharp interest rate hikes point to growing threats to Russia's financial stability in 2015, even though the central government's debt burden is very low.

Foreign banks face heavy hit from Russian slump

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Russia has been a key profit driver for several Western European banks and the slide in the rouble will have a significant impact.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – global and regional winners

The best of the best are celebrated as The Banker crowns the global Bank of the Year, and hands out the laurels for our regional winners and the lender that has excelled the most when it comes to financial inclusion.

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – central and eastern Europe

2014's best banks from central and eastern Europe.

Constantin Niţă

Romanian minister of economy seeing benefits of EU membership

Romania's minister of economy, Constantin Niţă, talks about the country's economic outlook, the impact of EU membership and the challenges posed by the crisis between neighbouring Ukraine and Russia.

Assessing the vulnerability of Ukrainian banks

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Ukraine has been forced by the conditions of its latest International Monetary Fund loan to conduct a domestic asset quality review. Ahead of this, The Banker assesses the health of the country's banks.

Marek Belka (1)

National Bank of Poland president eyes Europe cautiously

While much of Europe has struggled over the past few years, the Polish economy has remained resilient, maintaining a sound banking system and hitting its inflation targets. This is why the president of the National Bank of Poland, Marek Belka, is remaining cautious on the topic of eurozone membership, and has no intention of opting into the European banking union.

Carlo Messina

Why Europe needs a Comprehensive Assessment

The European – and indeed global – economy is facing a crucial six months. Central to this is the European Central Bank's Comprehensive Assessment, which will go a long way to boosting confidence within the EU.

Mugur Isărescu

Romania’s CBG eager to join European banking union

The governor of Romania's central bank explains why being part of the European banking union makes sense for the country, even if it is not yet ready to join up to the single currency regime.

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