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Commerzbank’s restructure pays dividends

May 24, 2023

The board member responsible for corporate clients, Michael Kotzbauer, talks about how the tough retrenchment process has left the German lender in a stronger position to weather further storms. 

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Natixis CIB’s innovative ‘multi-boutique’ approach

April 28, 2023

The global head of Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking talks to Andrew MacDowall about navigating periods of market volatility and being an early mover in fast-growing areas.

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MUFG ups its game in EMEA

March 30, 2023

The co-heads of EMEA capital markets at Japan’s biggest bank outlines the division’s success in the hybrid capital debt space and areas of growth that they will look to capitalise on in 2023.

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LSEG looks to big tech investment

February 24, 2023

Emma Miller, head of investment banking and capital markets in the data and analytics division at London Stock Exchange Group, looks at how technology and data could catalyse a shift in deal-making, boosting efficiency, productivity and the workplace environment.

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Czech Republic confident of rebound despite looming inflation and election

June 21, 2021

The country's deep pockets enabled the government to react swiftly to buoy up the economy in the wake of the pandemic.

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Robust Czech banks eye digital future

June 21, 2021

The Czech banking sector has survived the pandemic with relatively low non-performing loans and high liquidity. 

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Czech central bank governor prepares for interest rate hikes

June 11, 2021

Jiri Rusnok on a difficult past year and balancing the country’s obligation to join the eurozone with its traditionally eurosceptic politics.

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Can Cyprus's economy recover from the coronavirus crisis?

May 11, 2020

Can Cyprus keep its admirable record of bouncing back from yet another a crisis?

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Cyprus's banks enter coronavirus crisis in good shape

May 11, 2020

The silver cloud in 2013’s financial problems is that it forced Cypriot banks to reform, putting them in good shape to survive the coronavirus crisis.

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Swiss franc loans issue continues to plague Polish banks

January 2, 2020

The EU has ruled that Poland's courts will decide whether Swiss franc loans issued locally in 2004 to 2008 were ‘abusive’, leaving banks facing legal action and, potentially, huge losses. 

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