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Cyber crime: a clear and present danger

May 23, 2016

UK banks must work together to boost their defences against cyber attacks, says a new report.

Challenger banks rise to the challenge

May 11, 2016
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Loans and deposits are growing at challenger banks while they shrink at larger lenders

The great Greek fire sale

Greece’s privatisation programme thaws into life

May 2, 2016

The momentum behind Greece’s privatisation programme appears to be thawing as it tries to persuade its bailout creditors it is serious about selling off €50bn-worth of state assets. 

Turkey remains an emerging market flyer

A mixed picture, but Turkey remains an emerging market flyer

May 2, 2016

While Turkey's economic picture is by no means rosy, due in no small part to its political uncertainty and lack of capital, the country remains one of the stronger performing emerging markets, as demonstrated by its impressive bond market activity in 2016.

BNP Paribas helps to kick-start 2016

BNP Paribas helps AB InBev kick-start 2016

May 2, 2016

The bond market endured a miserable start to 2016, with January dead and February not much better. However, things sparked into life with the record-breaking Anheuser-Busch InBev euro-denominated bond. Edward Russell-Walling speaks to the BNP Paribas team that helped bring the deal to fruition.

Rising above Turkeys domestic woes

Turkey’s banks stay healthy amid domestic instability

May 2, 2016

Despite a slowing economy, political turbulence and currency depreciation, Turkey’s banks have remained healthy. But rising costs and falling profitability have some in the industry worried, as Tom Stevenson discovers.

Yilmaz Erturk

Investors take kindly to Isbank's direct approach to $750 bond

May 2, 2016

When Turkey’s largest private bank, Isbank, issued its first bond in 18 months it opted to go against convention and not embark upon a roadshow. Joanne Hart finds out why.

Suma Chakrabarti

EBRD president celebrates 25 years of development

May 2, 2016

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development celebrates its silver anniversary, president Suma Chakrabarti tells Stefanie Linhardt why the bank is looking south to the Mediterranean and beyond in search of new opportunities.

Turkey's FX risk and how to manage it

April 24, 2016

Turkey's banks face an increased credit risk due to the foreign exchange positions of their debtors. Gürcan Avci and Arif Esen look at ways the banks can manage this risk at times of volatility.

Political determination key to successful privatisations

April 24, 2016

Serbia, Slovenia and Greece are all considering selling-off assets, but must not let public anger derail the privatisation process.

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