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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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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.

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