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Caixa General

Portugal’s banks in good shape as they brace for economic fallout

May 17, 2022

Resilience gained through the painful post-global financial crisis restructuring has helped Portugal’s banks emerge from the pandemic with stable capital ratios, improved asset quality and ample liquidity.

Mario Centeno

Risk-reduction measures stand Portuguese banking sector in good stead

May 13, 2022

Mário Centeno, governor of Portugal’s central bank and former finance minister, speaks to Peter Wise about the resilience of the Portuguese banking sector and the challenges ahead.

Turkey econ

Macroeconomic woes pile on the pressure in Turkey

May 4, 2022

Turkey’s economy is suffering, with critics claiming the situation is being exacerbated by government policy.

mugur isarescu

National Bank of Romania sees opportunities ahead

April 29, 2022

Mugur Isarescu, governor of the National Bank of Romania, speaks to Kit Gillet about the pandemic, key recent developments for Romania’s banking sector and the outlook for the period ahead.

Romania econ

Romania gears up for another challenging year

April 27, 2022

For eastern European economies like Romania, the unsettled times continue. The pandemic took hit economic growth and now the war in nearby Ukraine, coupled with high energy prices and rising inflation, could lead to renewed challenges. 

Fed

Risk of recession high, chance of a soft landing low for the US economy

April 25, 2022

The US Federal Reserve has a full agenda as it engages in battle with rising inflation. 

ING romania

Romanian banks brace for uncertain 2022

April 21, 2022

Last year was the most profitable year on record for Romanian banks, but this year is set to be different.

Odile Renaud Basso

EBRD president makes support for Ukraine a top priority

April 20, 2022

The president of the EBRD, Odile Renaud-Basso, on the bank’s support for Ukraine following its invasion by Russia.

Asia Pacific roundtable

Economists' insights on Asia's recovery path

March 25, 2022

As Asian governments ease lockdown measures and reopen borders, a group of regional economists share their thoughts with The Banker on how the region has been affected over the past two years and which sectors are in the most need of additional support for recovery. 

banco sabadell

Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

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