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Polands banks take own paths to growth

Poland's banks take own paths to growth

April 17, 2014

Poland’s banks are all about growth in 2014. And while some prefer to grow organically, others are opting for mergers and acquisitions. However, a series of stress-tests and the fragmented nature of the country's banking environment means that some may face difficult hurdles in the coming months and years.

In the eurozone but not out of trouble

Latvia: in the eurozone but not out of trouble

February 3, 2014

With a deadline looming for the privatisation of state-owned Citadele, and the country's accession to the eurozone likely to squeeze profits in the banking sector, 2014 looks set to be a year of challenges for Latvia.

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.

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