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US’s regional and community banks prepared for headwinds

September 26, 2022

While aware of the challenges ahead, the country’s huge network of small and mid-sized banks believe they are in a strong position and remain optimistic about the long-term outlook.

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Mexico’s rebounding economy at a crossroads

August 1, 2022

Inflation and the rate hikes are likely to dominate Mexico’s economic landscape this year, although foreign and domestic investment might address long-term challenges.

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A historic year ahead for Croatia, as it gets set to join eurozone

July 29, 2022

Next year is gearing up to be an important one for Croatia’s economy after EU finance ministers gave the approval for Croatia’s membership of the eurozone.

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Croatian central bank looks to a eurozone future

July 29, 2022

With Croatia moving closer to joining the eurozone, the country’s banking sector is set to play a key role in managing the transition. Boris Vujčić, governor of the Croatian National Bank, talks to Kit Gillet about this key moment and the likely role of NextGenerationEU funds.

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Nepal’s economy struggles with import dependence

July 28, 2022

Remittances from overseas workers comprise a significant portion of Nepal’s foreign currency reserves for this import-dependent country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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