Latest articles from Stefanie Linhardt

Elvira Nabiullina

Elvira Nabiullina: fortifying Russia's economy

April 30, 2015

Russia’s central bank governor, Elvira Nabiullina, talks to The Banker about what is being done to address the inflation and devaluation of the rouble and the tools she is using to fortify the country’s economy against external shocks. 

Recovery may stymie reform in Russia

Recovery may stymie reform in Russia

April 30, 2015

With the six-month drop in the global oil price stinging the Russian economy, it looked as if the country's government would introduce reforms to protect it against future shocks. But with prices on the brink of a recovery, this positive momentum towards change is in danger of being lost. 

Russian banks adapt to a new normal

Russian banks adapt to a new normal

April 30, 2015

Banks in Russia are feeling the force of Western sanctions, with funds from international capital markets slowing and deposits experience a lull, but some institutions are finding ways to maintain commercial relationships with foreign investors. 

Chrystalla Georghadji

Cyprus reborn: CBG looks to a bright banking future

April 1, 2015

Restructured and recapitalised, the Cypriot banking sector has emerged from its recent crisis more resilient and far more stable, according to the country's central bank governor, Chrystalla Georghadji.

Mihály Varga

Hungary's minister of economy takes tentative steps towards economic stability

April 1, 2015

Hungary has enjoyed stronger economic growth than many of its European neighbours in recent years, but the country's minister of economy Mihály Varga is wary of taking this success for granted, insisting that the country's long-term outlook hinges on a number of external factors, from the recovery of the eurozone to a resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Government lends Hungarian banking market a hand

Government lends Hungarian banking market a hand

April 1, 2015

Government intervention – both to tackle the country's problematic foreign exchange loans and stimulate new lending – has revived the Hungarian banking market. Now, the race is on for banks to return to profitability. 

Daniel Wong

Why Daniel Wong fits in nicely with Macquarie Capital's infrastructure

March 2, 2015

Daniel Wong, the head of Macquarie Capital Europe (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland), has a long history of working on the investment bank's infrastructure projects, but in his new role he is keen to explore other opportunities for the lender, with a particular focus upon the ECM and energy markets.

Eurozone meltdown

Eurozone meltdown: how can it be avoided?

March 2, 2015

As the need to resolve the eurozone crisis intensifies, member states seem to be moving further apart on key issues, including the architecture of the union and the terms of Greece's bail-out package. But while political rifts open up, many economists agree that the only way forward is by working towards greater economic integration. 

Mark Lewellen

Barclays' DCM team retains focus

February 2, 2015

Mark Lewellen has been busy making sure Barclays’ debt capital markets team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa retains its focus, despite reorganisation to bring investment-grade and emerging market financing and risk management under one umbrella. 

The new kid on the euro bloc

Lithuania: the new kid on the euro bloc

February 2, 2015

Lithuania became the 19th country to adopt the euro as its currency in January, joining Baltic neighbours Latvia and Estonia. But what benefits can the country expect to see from this move?

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