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Isbank best performer in Turkey amid challenges

July 4, 2022

The country’s banks have coped well during the pandemic, but big challenges still lie ahead.

Lloyds Bank delivers strong performance

July 4, 2022

The UK banking sector had a strong year in 2021, as the economy rebounded with impressive growth. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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Germany's economic outlook darkens

June 30, 2022

The country’s economy is proving resilient but rising inflation, high energy prices and supply chain disruptions could spark a recession. 

Joachim Wuermeling

Bundesbank believes German banks will ride out the storm

June 29, 2022

The ability of Germany’s banks to stand firm against strong economic and geopolitical headwinds is a concern, but they should be able to cope.

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Lenders challenged by Turkish central bank’s new rules

June 22, 2022

In the choppy waters of the Turkish economy, where soaring inflation and exchange rate volatility are a growing menace, the country’s banks are facing a new complication: a wave of regulation. 

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Eurozone banks under fire for poor climate risk disclosures

May 23, 2022

Lenders from the eurozone face increasing pressure and possible enforcement action for failing to meet the European Central Bank’s climate risk disclosure expectations.

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Portugal’s banks in good shape as they brace for economic fallout

May 17, 2022

Resilience gained through the painful post-global financial crisis restructuring has helped Portugal’s banks emerge from the pandemic with stable capital ratios, improved asset quality and ample liquidity.

Mario Centeno

Risk-reduction measures stand Portuguese banking sector in good stead

May 13, 2022

Mário Centeno, governor of Portugal’s central bank and former finance minister, speaks to Peter Wise about the resilience of the Portuguese banking sector and the challenges ahead.

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Macroeconomic woes pile on the pressure in Turkey

May 4, 2022

Turkey’s economy is suffering, with critics claiming the situation is being exacerbated by government policy.

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Global lenders prepare to exit Russia

May 3, 2022

International banks face numerous challenges in leaving Russia, even after they have made their exit.

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