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Rising demand for ESG banking roles in England and Wales

September 29, 2021

Vacancies are driven by growing demand for environmental consultants, data compliance experts and diversity specialists.

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New beginnings for the Cypriot banking sector

September 29, 2021

Forging a regulatory strategy in a time of crisis is not easy, but the Cyprus financial sector has come out stronger and more resilient, says Demetra Kalogerou, chairwoman of the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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The Banker’s Top 250 Western European Banks 2021

September 28, 2021

The Banker’s 2021 Top 250 Western European Banks ranking shows that the industry has withstood the test of the pandemic; however, challenges around profitability remain.

Maltese banks reel from Covid-19 tourism slump

September 24, 2021

The small Mediterranean country’s reliance on tourism-related activities led pre-tax profits to tumble last year at leading lenders.

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Icelandic banks: a tale of two crises

September 23, 2021

Iceland’s largest banks were re-established in 2008 and rebuilt their holdings of Tier 1 capital ahead of the pandemic.

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French and German banks' fortunes diverge

September 21, 2021

French banks' in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking outperform German rivals. 

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Austria’s banks face up to ROE slump

September 20, 2021

Bank Austria saw return on equity drop from 8.37% to 0.18% year-on-year in 2020.

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Austria's banking sector holds steady

September 20, 2021

Robert Holzmann, governor of Austria’s central bank, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, has helped to navigate the country through the global pandemic.

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Austria on path to a greener economy

September 20, 2021

While the past 18 months have had a notable impact on the Austrian economy, the government has largely kept the country on track.

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Austrian banks maintain their durability

September 20, 2021

Learning the lessons of the global financial crisis, Austrian banks had built up their balance sheets and tackled bad loans before the pandemic hit.

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