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Alif Bank looks to further international expansion

January 21, 2020

Khofiz Shakhidi, chairman of the board of directors and Abdullo Kurbanov, CEO and co-founder of Tajikistan-based Alif Capital, discuss the challenges facing frontier market lenders and outline their plans for further growth and international expansion.  

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Ott Vatter: how Estonia's e-Residency is leading the inequality charge

January 2, 2020

The managing director of Estonia’s e-Residency programme explains how the country's digital identity policy is positioning it as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Swiss franc loans issue continues to plague Polish banks

January 2, 2020

The EU has ruled that Poland's courts will decide whether Swiss franc loans issued locally in 2004 to 2008 were ‘abusive’, leaving banks facing legal action and, potentially, huge losses. 

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Kazakhstan leads CIS ranking while Ukraine enjoys boom year

January 2, 2020

The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks ranking shows the region's banks are performing steadily. Though Tier 1 capital growth slowed, return on both assets and capital are on an upward trend.

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Steven Maijoor: CMU is crucial to the EU's future

January 2, 2020

Achieving the CMU is crucial for the EU to address the challenges posed by Brexit, and support developments in sustainable finance and fintech, says the chairman of the ESMA.

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The Banker's Best-performing Banks ranking: BRICS countries

January 2, 2020

Which banks across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have performed the best in The Banker’s newly introduced ranking that measures a lender's performance across various key criteria? 

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Belarus’s modernisation push moves up a gear

December 2, 2019

With its infrastructure being overhauled, a renewed focus on SME lending and mobile banking taking off, Belarus appears to be on an upward spiral. 

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Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism

December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s central bank is restricting loans, uneasy about an overconfident relaxation of credit standards. 

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Phygital is the way forward for Alfa-Bank

November 27, 2019

Vladimir Verkhoshinskiy, CEO of Alfa-Bank, explains why embracing the 'phygital' concept, combining a digital and physical presence, is key to the award winning Russian lender's development. 

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Pavel Kallaur: insulating Belarus from external shocks

October 1, 2019

The chairman of the board at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks about addressing the country’s vulnerability to trade tensions and the fluctuations of the Russian ruble.

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