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Central bank caution tempers Slovenian bank optimism

December 2, 2019

Slovenia’s central bank is restricting loans, uneasy about an overconfident relaxation of credit standards. 

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Phygital is the way forward for Alfa-Bank

November 27, 2019

Vladimir Verkhoshinskiy, CEO of Alfa-Bank, explains why embracing the 'phygital' concept, combining a digital and physical presence, is key to the award winning Russian lender's development. 

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Pavel Kallaur: insulating Belarus from external shocks

October 1, 2019

The chairman of the board at the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus talks about addressing the country’s vulnerability to trade tensions and the fluctuations of the Russian ruble.

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Are Romanian banks prepared for an economic slowdown?

October 1, 2019

Having strengthened their balance sheets, Romanian banks are hopeful they can withstand stresses such as an economic slowdown and government plans over tax and pensions. 

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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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