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Estonia’s latest eurobond issuance attracts newcomers

January 26, 2023

While market conditions were fragile in 2022, the republic found a good window in October to launch its second sovereign bond in two years.  

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The Banker’s Year in Review 2022 – the ‘best bits’

December 20, 2022

As we come to the end of this year, our editors look back on their own coverage for The Banker in 2022: Here are our ‘best bits’. 

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The Banker’s Top 100 CIS Banks 2022

December 8, 2022

The largest banks operating in the CIS republics experienced a substantial uplift in 2021, with the vast majority increasing their Tier 1 capital, total assets and pre-tax profits.

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May the Forte be with you

December 1, 2022

Mr Bekzhan Pirmatov, CEO of Kazakhstan-based lender ForteBank, explains how the bank's ongoing digitalisation strategy and strong emphasis on scrupulous risk management has helped it to navigate complex geopolitical and economic challenges.

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Lithuania battles energy price shock

October 21, 2022

Gintarė Skaistė, The Banker’s Finance Minister of the Year 2022, talks to Kit Gillet about the current state of the Lithuanian economy and how the country has further cut its ties with Russia.

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Lithuanian banks perform better than expected

October 17, 2022

With non-performing loan ratios remaining low and strong fundamentals, the Baltic country’s banks are well-prepared for a potentially challenging year ahead with rising inflation, energy concerns and geopolitical tensions. 


Lithuania forges an ambitious future

October 17, 2022

Access to NextGenerationEU funds and plans to create a pan-Baltic capital market will help the country overcome current challenging economic conditions.

Jose Manuel Campa

José Manuel Campa: Crypto-asset regulation – managing the transition from paper to practice

September 30, 2022

The chair of the European Banking Authority discusses how industry participants and supervisors can prepare for enhanced regulatory obligations of crypto assets.

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Navigating the regulatory web of Russia sanctions

September 29, 2022

The US, EU and UK have imposed an increasingly complex regime of sanctions on Russia as the war in Ukraine has evolved.

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Werner Hoyer: Decarbonisation a security issue

September 23, 2022

The European Investment Bank can play a vital role in drawing investment to projects that diversify Europe’s energy supplies.

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