Latest articles from Poland


Right places, Right time

March 3, 2010

When it decided to sell a slice of copper miner KGHM, Poland's government turned to Deutsche Bank, hoping that it would give the deal a more international approach as well as getting the timing of a potentially delicate deal just right. Writer Edward Russell-Walling

Winners and losers in the downturn

January 5, 2009

One of the world’s fastest-growing regions during the boom years, eastern Europe became one of the major victims of the credit crunch as aggressive lending strategies turned sour. But there are still plenty of banks in a position to thrive. Writer Jan Cienski in Warsaw.

Warsaw vies with AIM for foreign IPO business

March 4, 2008

Poland’s thriving stock exchange is attracting eastern European companies seeking lower costs. Ben Aris reports.

Pekao comes out on top from epic amalgamation

February 4, 2008

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the complex, drawn-out merger of Pekao SA and BPH – an alliance that has created the largest bank in Poland.

Battle lines drawn

November 5, 2007

The controversial Polish Financial Supervision Authority is stuck in a political war with the government over who should control the country’s banks, writes Jan Cienski in Warsaw.

PKO’s headache

July 4, 2007

Poland’s largest bank, the state-owned PKO, is operating without a head while the ruling party searches for a ‘suitable’ CEO. Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw.

Getin’s rapid rise From the bottom of the sea

January 8, 2007

Jan Cienski reports from Warsaw on the adrenaline-fuelled journey from commercial diver to billionaire banking mogul of Getin Holding founder Leszek Czarnecki.

Government grasps regulatory power

October 2, 2006

Concerns are growing over the creation of a new unified financial industry regulator that will reduce the independent overseeing powers of the central bank and its chief. By Jan Cienski in Warsaw.

Shaky foundations

February 6, 2006

As opposition to the merger of Poland’s Pekao and BPH mounts, the banks’ contrasting approaches to foreign currency lending are highlighting concerns over the surge in Swiss franc-denominated mortgages. Nick Spiro reports.

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