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Turkeys unorthodox thinking

Will unorthodox thinking keep Turkey's economy stable?

September 3, 2012

Turkey’s central bank has apparently achieved the impossible by successfully tackling inflation, stabilising the country's currency and combating speculative inflows through an unconventional mix of interest rate cuts and tweaking reserve requirements. But can these changes hold up against the changing economic climate?

Extended reach means Credit Europe Bank spreads its risk

September 3, 2012

Its geographic and product diversification has allowed Credit Europe Bank to effectively spread its risk, a strategy that has served it well during a particularly tumultuous economic period in Europe.


Renaissance Capital investment bank head seeks emerging market niche

August 1, 2012

After leading Morgan Stanley’s equities business outside the Americas, John Hyman is working to position Renaissance Capital as a focused player in a number of very different markets across emerging Europe and Africa.

Turkey spreads its wings

Buoyant Turkish banks eye regional expansion

May 1, 2012

Turkish banks are following the lead of the country’s vibrant export sector and expanding into new regional markets, but their strategies vary widely.

room to roam

Turkey offers domestic banks room to grow

May 1, 2012

A tech-savvy, young population and a fast-growing economy are resulting in rapid branch expansion by Turkey’s domestic branches.

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.

Hakan Binbaşgil

Akbank's master of reinvention

March 1, 2012

The new CEO of Akbank, Hakan Binbaşgil, explains to Brian Caplen how the past decade has seen the bank transformed by its embracing of new technology, pioneering new channels, targeting Turkey's youthful population, and keeping the customer central to everything it does.

Global banks go back to basics

March 1, 2012

Investors appear to have lost confidence in diversified cross-border banking models, forcing banks to decide what they do best.

Erdem Basci

Short-term thinking will not bring financial and price stability

January 3, 2012

Central bankers in emerging markets are discovering that they cannot achieve the twin goals of price and financial stability with the single tool of short-term interest rates.

Are emerging market banks more transparent?

December 21, 2011

Banks in emerging markets appear to run greater risks to achieve greater returns. But they may just be more conservative in assessing their risks.

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