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Kirill Dmitriev: Russia and Saudi Arabia's mutually beneficial relationship

October 1, 2019

Russia and Saudi Arabia have deepened ties stemming from a 2016 agreement on oil, to include partnerships by their respective sovereign wealth funds. 

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PKO Bank Polski builds its digital presence

September 25, 2019

Poland’s largest bank is strengthening its domestic position. For PKO Bank Polski, the key to its future development is a strong commitment to innovative technological solutions to enhance its own operations and customer apps.

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Kosovo’s youthful banks offers fledgling nation stability

September 2, 2019

In the more than 10 years since the country declared its independence, Kosovo's banks have performed admirably in often-difficult conditions. 

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Azerbaijan's banks emerge from the dark

September 2, 2019

A troublesome few years have hit Azerbaijan's banking sector hard but now its banks are emerging in better shape. Peter McGill assesses the challenges they are facing.

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Azerbaijan enjoys a Sofaz success story

September 2, 2019

The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan is one of the country's success stories, and ranks 28th largest among the world's sovereign wealth funds, having diversified into equities, gold and property. Peter McGill reports.

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Azerbaijan thinks again on make-up of economy

September 2, 2019

In the past few years, Azerbaijan has endeavoured to reconstruct its tattered economy, with sectoral diversity being one area explored.

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Georgian banks gather rewards for resilience

July 2, 2019

Georgia’s banking sector is resilient, it is benefiting from – and contributing to – a strong economy. But there are some vulnerabilities that need to be addressed.

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Deals of the Year 2019 - Europe

May 1, 2019

The Banker reviews Europe's best deals of the past year.

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Estonia builds its fintech muscle

April 1, 2019

Estonia has the plan, resources and attitude to become the leading fintech hub in the Baltic region. But can it deliver on its dream?

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Sberbank expands its ecosystem beyond banking

April 1, 2019

Sberbank is striving to become the 'ecosystem of first choice' in Russia, and is branching out into numerous fields while embracing fintech start-ups. 

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