Latest articles from Central & Eastern Europe

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Supervisors or enforcers: who steers AML in Europe?

October 1, 2018

Even after several revisions, the EU’s anti-money laundering directive does not definitively answer the question of whether a unified EU approach to AML is needed and politically achievable. Stefanie Linhardt reports.

The EU's AML report card: Must do better

October 1, 2018

Despite the rhetoric in Europe on tackling money laundering, cases continue to come to light. Politician should act together now, says Stefanie Linhardt. 

Why banks must be wary of Russian sanctions risks

September 3, 2018

Increasingly tough and complex Russian sanctions carry many hidden risks for lenders, write Collyer Bristow’s Robin Henry and Anna Battams.

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Slovakia’s finance minister seeks to keep economy moving

July 4, 2018

One of the candidates during the Eurogroup chair elections and a keen advocacy of fiscal consolidation, Slovakian finance minister Peter Kazimir has played a key role in the country’s fiscal and economic achievements. But is the country’s economy at risk of overheating? Stefanie Linhardt finds out.

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Tackling Europe's NPLs: right idea, wrong time?

July 4, 2018

It seems that Europe’s non-performing loan problems are diminishing just as European authorities are issuing long-overdue proposals to deal with them – so are they still relevant? Stefanie Linhardt investigates.

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Poland scoops financial services FDI Brexit dividend

July 4, 2018

Poland has attracted a good proportion of jobs and investment from US financial companies looking for bases outside a post-Brexit UK. Silvia Pavoni reports.

Europe primed for wave of banking consolidation

July 4, 2018

A decade after the crisis, consolidation might mean a healthier bank industry. 

Top 1000 World Banks - Russian banks' mixed fortunes influence CEE ranking

July 2, 2018

Russian banks dominate the central and eastern Europe rankings, taking the top places for Tier 1 capital, profitability and highest mover. However others experienced bailouts and nationalisations that pushed them down or out of the list, as Stefanie Linhardt reports.

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Poland’s deputy finance minister stays close to the EU

June 1, 2018

Poland's deputy finance minister, Piotr Nowak, a former fund manager and trader, tells Stefanie Linhardt about the country's public fundraising plans and the importance of a good relationship with the buy side, as well as Poland’s future within the EU and the health of its banking sector.

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Albania finance minister keeps eye on EU goal

May 1, 2018

Albania’s government is focusing on reforms designed to cut public debt and boost competition. Achieving economic stability will feed into the country’s EU aspirations, as minister of finance and economy Arben Ahmetaj tells Jason Mitchell.

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