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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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Bank of Lithuania chairman considers fintech’s role

April 13, 2020

Bank of Lithuania board chairman talks about the Baltic state’s economic recovery, the fintech revolution and regional co-operation for combating money laundering.

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EC blockchain head addresses the regulatory challenge

April 3, 2020

The head of the EC’s digital innovation and blockchain unit talks about the potential of distributed ledger technology, digital currencies and fintech in Europe.

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Czech finance minister queries Green Deal implementation

March 11, 2020

The Czech Republic's finance minister discusses global trade tensions, the implementation of the country's digital tax, and the impact if the EU's Green Deal.

Belarus takes tentative steps westwards

February 4, 2020

Former Soviet state Belarus is continuing its modernisation efforts as it leans away from Russia, as Marie Kemplay reports.

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Top 500 Banking Brands 2020

February 3, 2020

The world’s top banking brands have faced numerous headwinds in the past 12 months, resulting in a drop in global brand value. 

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EU steps up AML fight with 5MLD

January 29, 2020

With money launderers utilising evermore sophisticated techniques, jurisdictions around the world are looking to respond with directives such as the EU's 5AMLD.

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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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