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Top 100 Russian banks ranking, 2014: Russia seeks to stay on solid ground

February 3, 2014

Russian bank profitability is healthy, but there are fears around asset quality in consumer banking, and the regulator is taking a tougher line on money laundering and liquidity problems.

Spotlight switches back to the debt burden in Ukraine

Spotlight switches back to the debt burden in Ukraine

January 2, 2014

Even if the Ukrainian government rides out popular protests against its decision to turn away from the EU, the sovereign and state gas company debt repayments due in 2014 will challenge its financial position.

Stanislaw Kluza

Banking union from the perspective of 'New Europe'

January 2, 2014

The rise of pan-European banking groups makes supervision at a European level appropriate. But crises still start locally, and local supervisors must retain adequate powers to act independently.

How much do Basel ratios reveal about European countries?

January 2, 2014

A new way of quantifying the effective management of sovereign debt shows eurozone economies in a new light.

Central Banker of the Year awards

Central Bank Governor of the Year 2014

January 2, 2014

The Banker’s Central Bank Governor of the Year awards celebrate the officials who managed to restore economic stability and even growth to their countries following a turbulent few years.

Russian consumer lenders maintain outperformance

December 20, 2013
Russian consumer lenders – return on assets

Competition and non-performing loans are rising among Russia's consumer lenders, but their profit performance is still well ahead of the rest of the Russian banking sector

New broom seeks to boost Bucharest bourse

New broom seeks to boost Bucharest bourse

December 2, 2013

The ousted chief of Warsaw Stock Exchange, Ludwik Sobolewski, has come in from the cold in his new role as head of the rival Bucharest bourse and is already making his presence felt. 

Moscow Exchange reaps harmony dividends

Moscow Exchange reaps harmony dividends

December 2, 2013

The merger of the Micex and RTS groups to form the Moscow Exchange has proven harmonious and, so far, successful, with plenty of big names attracted to the bourse. Indeed, as Moscow looks to prove its credentials as an international finance hub, the exchange appears to be setting the standards for the rest of the city's financial institutions to follow.

Houlihan helps buyers navigate Slovenia privatisations

Houlihan helps buyers navigate Slovenia privatisations

December 2, 2013

A Slovenian privatisation process involving 14 different selling entities provided Houlihan Lokey's corporate finance team with a delicate challenge when helping a potential Austrian buyer.

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