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Adam Kostyal

How growth markets enable economic innovation

March 21, 2022

Nasdaq First North has an important role to play in supporting innovative companies, and providing exciting opportunities for investors, providing they understand the risks, explains Adam Kostyál, head of European listings at Nasdaq.

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Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

Giles Cunningham

The changing face of sharia-compliant retail banking in the UK

March 9, 2022

Al Rayan Bank’s CEO, Giles Cunningham, on the growth prospects for Islamic Finance in the UK, the bank’s pivot towards commercial property and the prospects for sharia-compliant banking in the UK.

UK banks rebound with surge in profits

March 1, 2022

The biggest UK banks reported a significant rise in profits in 2021, as the country’s economy rebounded from the pandemic with a boom in deal-making and mortgage lending. 

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Cyprus on track for strong economic recovery

February 28, 2022

The country has recouped the lost growth from the peak of the pandemic and is set for a sustained period of growth.

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Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

A strong year for European equity issuance

February 15, 2022

Last year saw a significant increase in equity raising across Europe’s equity market in a bid to fuel the continent’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Constantinos Petrides Cyprus Minister of Finance

Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

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High-grade corporates 'riskiest asset class' in credit amid QE unwind

February 7, 2022

High-grade corporate borrowers are most at risk to the tightening of monetary policy, with an increase in supply but lower demand. Burhan Khadbai reports.

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Is Europe’s primary dealership model fit to last?

January 24, 2022

Recent high-profile exits from primary dealerships across Europe have reignited the debate on whether this model is sustainable for banks.

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