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BLM Russia sanctions

International banks feel the pain from Russian sanctions

March 25, 2022

How can banks learn from this experience to be better prepared for future geopolitical conflicts?

Italian and French banks most exposed to Russia

March 15, 2022

Italian and French banks carry the greatest risks to their financial prospects among foreign lenders operating in Russia, according to the latest statistics from BIS. 

Russia exposure

Russian corporate debt under pressure from sanctions

March 8, 2022

Large volumes of debt from Russian borrowers are at risk of being pushed into junk status. 

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Swift BLM

Swift ban won't seriously impact Russian banks

March 1, 2022

Removal of Russian banks from Swift will not cause serious disruptions to the country’s lenders.

Poland econ

Headwinds lie in wait for Polish economy

February 28, 2022

Poland’s robust growth in 2021 is expected to continue in 2022. However, the economy is not immune to emerging challenges, including inflation, geopolitical tensions and raising interest rates.

cyprus econ

Cyprus on track for strong economic recovery

February 28, 2022

The country has recouped the lost growth from the peak of the pandemic and is set for a sustained period of growth.

GET-Bank Millen

Poland’s banks pursue a bright future

February 28, 2022

The country’s leading lenders possess robust balance sheets, as well as ambitious plans to cut costs and further digitise their operations. 

Péter Csányi

AI on the Danube

February 24, 2022

Péter Csányi, deputy CEO, head of the digital division at OTP Group, is making sure the bank's new supercomputer speaks Hungarian. 

bank of cyprus

Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

Adam Glapiński

Poland's central bank governor takes aim at inflation

February 17, 2022

The governor of Poland’s central bank, Narodowy Bank Polski, talks to The Banker about interest rate increases, foreign currency denominated mortgages and the sector’s exposure to transformation-related climate risks.

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