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Global M&A volumes drop by 20% in Q1

April 19, 2022

It has not been a great start to the year for the global mergers and acquisitions market, with deal volumes down across all regions. 

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Russia faces banking crisis as sanctions bite

April 11, 2022

Following some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed on a country, Russia could face a banking crisis within a year as its economy braces for the worst contraction in nearly three decades.

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New Russian sanctions present tricky issues for borrowers and issuers

March 30, 2022

How borrowers and issuers can navigate the exposure risk to recently sanctioned creditors is a difficult question to answer.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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