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PrivatBank plots course through Ukrainian storms

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Sharon Easky, chairperson of PrivatBank’s supervisory board, on the legal challenges which followed the bank’s nationalisation and the ongoing struggle to bring reform to Ukraine.

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Sberbank: getting closer to the client

August 3, 2020

One word will define 2020: coronavirus. The pandemic has affected the entire planet and influenced almost all aspects of work and personal life. How has the largest Russian bank, with millions of clients across the country, operated through this period? What changed the most, and what remained the same? The Banker spoke with Svetlana Kirsanova, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Head of Retail Business Block and Sergey Maltsev, Senior Vice-President, Head of Sales Network Block at Sberbank.

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Covid-19 casts shadow over Russian bank reform push

July 15, 2020

Pandemic has slowed completion of reforms as regulators seek to prop up economy.

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Adapting to new customer expectations in times of crisis

June 30, 2020

A commitment to socially responsible principles is key to navigating a disrupted business environment, explains Dmitry Gusev, CEO of Russian lender Sovcombank.

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European Commission seeks to reboot Capital Markets Union

June 23, 2020

Recommendations on how pan-EU project should proceed have been well received by industry.

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Ukraine’s lenders experienced at handling crises

May 29, 2020

Consolidation and nationalisation of banking sector should help withstand pandemic fallout.

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Ukraine reform agenda takes hit but keeps momentum

May 29, 2020

Economic fallout from pandemic has slowed reforms – but should not derail them.

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VEB.RF deputy head looks to nurture a green future

May 7, 2020

The deputy chairman of Russian development institution VEB.RF describes its focus PPPs and how it backs green finance in the country.

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Ardshinbank's eurobonds recognised as Deal of the Year

May 1, 2020

On January 21, 2020, Ardshinbank successfully priced its new RegS / 144A US$300m 5-year eurobonds rated Ba3 by Moody’s and B+ by Fitch. The issuance was recognised as a Deal of the Year by The Banker magazine, once again confirming Ardshinbank’s key role in the Armenian investment banking market.

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Eurozone banks struggle with profitability

April 28, 2020

The latest supervisory data from the ECB shows that eurozone banks had weakened profitability, even before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. 

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