Latest articles from Ukraine

Top Black Sea banks ranking, 2014: Asset quality risks rising

May 1, 2014

Several of the members of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Co-operation are facing rising asset impairment, but the reasons vary.

Mapping Ukraine banking exposure

March 21, 2014
Ukraine banking exposure

Some western European banks have pulled out of Ukraine in recent years, but Russian players are among the most exposed to the country’s troubles.

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.

Bankers wait for reform in Ukraine

Bankers wait for reform in Ukraine

May 1, 2013

The management quality of Ukrainian banks is gradually improving, but they continue to face difficulties from legal and political uncertainty, with some foreign-owned banks already giving up the struggle.

Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

March 1, 2013

Although foreign banks may be reining in finance for their subsidiaries in central and eastern Europe, any transition to local currency bond financing looks likely to be gradual.

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Renaissance Capital investment bank head seeks emerging market niche

August 1, 2012

After leading Morgan Stanley’s equities business outside the Americas, John Hyman is working to position Renaissance Capital as a focused player in a number of very different markets across emerging Europe and Africa.

(From left to right) Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazabayev, Russia’s then-president Dmitry Medvedev and Belarus’s president Alexander Lukashenko

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus open economic borders

July 2, 2012

Closer economic integration of countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States has been discussed for many years without practical progress. The launch of a Single Economic Space between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus may be about to change that.

Issuers on the fringes of Europe's crisis

May 1, 2012

Although not directly affected by the squeeze facing eurozone peripheral sovereigns and banks, central and eastern Europe is affected by its economic ties with the EU and the prevalence of western European banks in its markets. Philip Alexander hears from a range of European issuers outside the eurozone, including sovereigns, agencies, banks and corporates, on how the crisis has affected them.

Mixed blessings of foreign ownership for Black Sea banks

May 1, 2012

Levels of foreign ownership vary widely among the banks of the eastern Black Sea countries. While foreign-owned banks went too far, too fast before the crisis, they may be more resilient than locally owned players in a downturn.

Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus dominate CIS banking landscape

May 4, 2011

In the past decade, foreign investment and natural resources wealth have transformed the banking landscape in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Banker's latest ranking for the region shows which countries have benefited the most from this change.

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