Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

Foreign banks face heavy hit from Russian slump

December 19, 2014
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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

November 28, 2014

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

November 28, 2014

2014's best banks from central and eastern Europe.

Constantin Niţă

Romanian minister of economy seeing benefits of EU membership

November 3, 2014

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

November 3, 2014
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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.

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National Bank of Poland president eyes Europe cautiously

October 1, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

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

October 1, 2014

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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Chinks of light for Romania's financial landscape

October 1, 2014

The previously bleak economic picture in Romania is improving, and with it the performance of the country's banks. But high non-performing loan ratios, underdeveloped financial markets and a slump in the credit market are making it difficult for the country's lenders to pick up much momentum.

Petar Chobanov

Bulgaria's outgoing finance minister rallies for reform

September 1, 2014

Petar Chobanov spent little more than a year as Bulgaria's finance minister before the government resigned and he had to step down from his post. He describes the reforms that he started during his tenure and explains why it is important for the new government to continue this work.

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