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Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

Bonds come in from the cold in eastern Europe

March 1, 2013

Although foreign banks may be reining in finance for their subsidiaries in central and eastern Europe, any transition to local currency bond financing looks likely to be gradual.

Banks to watch in 2013, Alior Bank

February 1, 2013

The Banker has identified 13 banks to keep an eye on in the coming year based on a variety of factors. Poland-based Alior Bank has been selected for its unique strategy in the overcrowded Polish market.

The euro: a path worth taking

The euro: a path worth taking?

January 2, 2013

The eurozone's troubles of the past few years have meant that the headlines have been dominated by those countries deemed likely to leave the currency union. However, there are EU members that still wish to sign up to euro membership. The question is, why?

TEASER-Marek Belka

How Poland defied the EU's blues

January 2, 2013

As the only EU member country to record positive growth at the height of the global financial crisis, and one of the few to suffer no casualties in its banking sector, Poland serves as a good example of how stable monetary policy combined with sound financial sector supervision can make for a robust and crisis-proof economy.

Poland feels the strain

Europe's ongoing economic woes take toll on Poland

October 1, 2012

For the past five years, Poland's economy has been something of an anomaly in Europe, maintaining a healthy level of growth despite the widespread economic malaise surrounding it. But with many of the country's banks facing steep losses from foreign exchange mortgages and construction sector loans, and with parent banks looking to drain liquidity from their Polish operations, cracks are starting to show.

Citi’s central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa debt capital markets team: (from left) Ignacio Temerlin, Peter Charles, Blazej Dankowski, William Weaver and Vassiliy Tengayev

Citi makes the most of emerging debt volatility

July 2, 2012

Citi’s debt capital markets team switched nimbly between reopening Russian markets when risk appetite was high and placing Gulf state sukuk when investors searched for safety.

Credit Suisse team

Credit Suisse helps put a shine on Santander's Polish ambitions

June 1, 2012

Credit Suisse's Madrid-based FIG team's input into Bank Zachodni's all-share merger with KBC's Kredyt Bank has allowed Santander to build the market presence it wanted in Poland without putting the squeeze on its capital ratio.

Issuers on the fringes of Europe's crisis

May 1, 2012

Although not directly affected by the squeeze facing eurozone peripheral sovereigns and banks, central and eastern Europe is affected by its economic ties with the EU and the prevalence of western European banks in its markets. Philip Alexander hears from a range of European issuers outside the eurozone, including sovereigns, agencies, banks and corporates, on how the crisis has affected them.

competing for dominance

Emerging markets face currency conundrum

April 2, 2012

A combination of policy intervention in emerging markets and high residual risks in developed markets means volatility in emerging market currencies looks set to continue.

SocGen moves fast to make most of DCM boom

SocGen's DCM team makes most of bank disintermediation trend

April 2, 2012

Thus far, 2012 has witnessed a marked trend of corporates eschewing bank lending and turning instead to the debt capital markets. By acting quickly, the DCM team at SGCIB has put itself at the forefront of many of these deals.

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