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Odile Renaud-Basso

EBRD on Ukraine, renewables investment and SVB fallout

April 19, 2023

EBRD president Odile Renaud-Basso says the bank is keeping the lights on in Ukraine and has the capacity to do more to help combat climate change.

Russia exit

European banks still in Russia: should they stay or should they go?

March 17, 2023

As the prospect of selling their operations in Russia becomes increasingly challenging, should European banks walk away from their Russian operations or wait it out? 

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Russian sanctions: a cat and mouse game

March 15, 2023

A year in, how are the sanctions imposed by the West on Russian entities, goods, assets and individuals taking shape?

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Georgia central bank governor Koba Gvenetadze reflects on his seven years in office

February 23, 2023

The National Bank of Georgia’s outgoing governor talks about his biggest regret and the need for central banks to make unpopular decisions.

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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. 

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