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Turkey spreads its wings

Buoyant Turkish banks eye regional expansion

May 1, 2012

Turkish banks are following the lead of the country’s vibrant export sector and expanding into new regional markets, but their strategies vary widely.

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Start-ups benefit from Hungarian banking sector woes

March 13, 2012

High non-performing loan ratios and stringent, ever-changing government policies have put foreign-owned banks in Hungary under pressure. As established players change their footing, allocating a larger proportion of their funds abroad, a number of smaller local outfits are moving in to capitalise on the potential of niche markets.

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Europe's banking sale of the century

March 1, 2012

Regulatory pressure and the high cost of capital are driving a radical change of asset ownership in Europe. But most banks could take years to sell their non-core assets.


Too soon to say goodnight Vienna

February 1, 2012

The effects of eurozone deleveraging on central and eastern Europe should not be exaggerated, but certain countries look particularly exposed, especially in the Balkans. And the principles of European integration are under pressure.

Isbank’s new CEO Adnan Bali

Isbank chief builds solid foundations for tougher times

November 1, 2011

Turkey’s largest bank, Isbank, enjoyed return on equity of almost 20% in 2010, but new chief executive Adnan Bali is preparing for any fallout from the eurozone crisis and tightening margins in the competitive domestic market.

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Strong domestic network helps Crédit Agricole during crisis

October 3, 2011

French giant Crédit Agricole has been buffeted by speculation surrounding the fate of the eurozone, but CEO Jean-Paul Chifflet explains how the right combination of international expansion and domestic branch network has kept the bank well positioned.

Top 500 Banking Brands

January 28, 2011

In a still-volatile financial climate, building and maintaining a strong brand is a vital part of every bank's operations. The Banker's Top 500 Banking Brands listing ranks the leading names.

What the world's banks will be doing in 2011

January 6, 2011

The past few years have been as unpredictable as they have been torrid within the banking world. Those who have survived the crisis in good health - the heads of the banks that were winners in our Bank of the Year Awards - tell The Banker of their plans and expectations for 2011. Edited by Anindita Ghosh

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Bank 2.0: giving customers what they want

January 6, 2011

In future decades, banks will have to let go of their fixation with traditional means of interacting with the customer and instead offer solutions that meet the public's growing expectation of accessing banking services wherever and whenever they need them.

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Alessandro Profumo: understand the turmoil to exploit new opportunities

December 23, 2010

The global banking system has been shaken to its core and only by understanding what lay behind the crisis can banks hope to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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