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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. 

Austrian banks’ profits in CEE hit all-time low

May 22, 2015

For years, Austrian lenders Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Bank have enjoyed strong profits at their central and eastern European operations, but with growth in these economies slowing, more recent results suggest that they may need to rethink their strategies in the region.  

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Kosovo's president follows private path to growth

April 2, 2013

A focus on creating an easier environment in which to do business, a sound banking system with high levels of liquidity, and a further round of privitisations show that Kosovo's star is on the rise, its president tells The Banker.

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Kosovo's banking sector finds advantages in isolation

February 1, 2012

Kosovo’s highly capitalised and liquid banking sector has benefited from its relative insulation from international markets, but its banks must develop and diversify their activities in order to put their funds to work.


Cautious optimism prevails in Europe's youngest nation

March 3, 2010

A diversified economy of micro-businesses has shielded Kosovo from the worst effects of the financial crisis, but its unresolved national status and uncertain legal environment continue to pose challenges. Writer Nick Saywell

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