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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. 

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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. 

Korea economy

Semiconductors power South Korea’s economic growth

February 28, 2022

South Korea’s economy has bounced back strongly from the pandemic slump, thanks largely to its dominance of the semiconductor space. Yet with a presidential election on the horizon and further interest increases forecast, there is still some uncertainty as to future growth potential.

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Cyprus on track for strong economic recovery

February 28, 2022

The country has recouped the lost growth from the peak of the pandemic and is set for a sustained period of growth.

Constantinos Petrides Cyprus Minister of Finance

Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

2022 year ahead

Will the world return to 'normal' in 2022?

November 22, 2021

What ‘normal’ will look like post-pandemic is not easy to predict, as inflation, rising interest rates and quantitative easing tapering lead to greater uncertainty in the year to come. Edward Russell-Walling reports.

lina khan

Turning of the tide on US antitrust

November 11, 2021

A renewed interest in antitrust could mean greater scrutiny ahead of mergers – including banking consolidation – and even the prospect of curbs on US tech giants.

RBA

Central banking beyond the pandemic

November 9, 2021

Central banks around the world are contending with stark choices around how to unwind their Covid stimulus packages in the face of turbulent markets. 

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